07/25/18 CHOICES – The Heart of a Sinner

Ephesians 2:9-10 NLT

9 “Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it.

10 For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.”

 

1. We are called to reach the lost.

Matthew 9:10-13 NLT

10 “Later, Matthew invited Jesus and his disciples to his home as dinner guests, along with many tax collectors and other disreputable sinners.

11 But when the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with such scum? ”

12 When Jesus heard this, he said, “Healthy people don’t need a doctor—sick people do.”

13 Then he added, “Now go and learn the meaning of this Scripture: ‘I want you to show mercy, not offer sacrifices.’ For I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners.””

 

2. Don’t let self-righteousness keep you from reaching the lost.

Romans 3:23 NLT
“For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.”

 

3. Whatever we do for the least, we do for Jesus.

Acts 9:13,15

13 “But Lord,” exclaimed Ananias, “I’ve heard many people talk about the terrible things this man has done to the believers in Jerusalem!

15 But the Lord said, “Go, for Saul is my chosen instrument to take my message to the Gentiles and to kings, as well as to the people of Israel.