Calling All Sinners

Do you know the reason Jesus left heaven to come to this earth? Are you sure you know why? Have you heard there are several reasons for Him coming? Are you willing to answer His call? Have you heard His call?

Jesus came to this earth for one primary reason. There are sub-components to the reason. There are steps required to accomplish the goal. He had to provide the means to accomplish it. But there is only one primary reason He came.

The primary reason for Jesus to come to this earth is the same as the prophets were inspired by God to do for hundreds and even thousands of years before Jesus came—call sinners to repentance. Surprising? It shouldn’t be.

Sure, Jesus had to be the perfect sacrifice to provide the means by which we are forgiven. Yes, He taught using parables and performed miracles. But those are steps to accomplishing His mission. He came to call each one of us to repentance.

Jesus also came to call us to work with Him, to become His co-workers. Jesus never intended to do it all on His own. He always planned to plant the seed, call others to work with Him, then work through those He called. His plan is that every sinner repents of their wrongs, turns to Him, and commits to working with Him. He continues to call sinners and His plan continues to be executed today.

I pray we all repent of our sins. I pray we commit to working alongside Jesus. I pray each one of us will sprout from the seed of Jesus and spread the seed to others. Jesus is calling. Answer His call. Repent of your sins. Be a co-worker with Jesus. Know that Jesus’ plan is being executed today.

Mark 2:17 On hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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