As we celebrate Father’s Day, we remember our dads. We give thanks for those dads who were supportive. Yet on this day we recognize that some of us were hurt by our dads who never fulfilled the role of father in our life. Some dads were awesome and some dads weren’t so awesome. Fortunately Jesus shares about a father who gives us a dad worthy to emulate.
A diverse group of people were drawn to Jesus. Tax Collectors, Sinners, Pharisees and Teachers of the Law were all interested in Jesus. Some thought they were unworthy of God’s love and some thought they had earned their way into God’s love. Both these assumptions turned out to be wrong. Those who knew they were lost were on the right track and those who thought they weren’t part of the lost group were in jeopardy of being lost. In the lost and found chapter of the Bible, Jesus reaches out to both types of people.
God loves you and there is nothing you can do that will make Him love you any less.
Usually we resist using the “S” word in everyday conversations. But sin or sinner are words Jesus used. While we might shy away from using the word sin because it seems to condemn people, Jesus used it for an entirely different purpose.
Sermon preached at Gold Canyon United Methodist Church in Gold Canyon, Arizona on January 28, 2018 by Rev. Fred A. Steinberg
Sermon preached at Gold Canyon United Methodist Church in Gold Canyon, Arizona on January 8, 2017 by Rev. Fred A. Steinberg
Sermon preached at Gold Canyon United Methodist Church in Gold Canyon, Arizona on August 16, 2015 by Rev. Fred Steinberg