Speaker: Jerry Cisar
In our last episode, we saw that Jesus exercises his authority first for the forgiveness of sins in order that He might restore a person into what that person was made to be.
What does the forgiveness of sins mean for our social relationships? For justice in the world? For the devout and not-so-devout? For the untouchables of the world? This Sunday we will see that since Jesus’ authority can forgive sins it breaks out all boundaries: whether socially or physically, whether one is an outcast and unclean, hemorrhaging life or already dead, a lost sheep or shepherd, male or female. The forgiveness of sins breaks all barriers; it bursts bags-of-wine!
The forgiveness of sins means you are welcome at Christ’s banquet table, and that you must actively welcome others! It means uncleanness is no longer contagious, but that Christ’s cleanness is contagious. Join us in worship as we explore Matthew 9:9-26 in the message, “Sick Sinners, Synagogue Rulers, and Sisters.”