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One of the biggest misconceptions of the Christian church is that it’s only for ‘saints’… for people who are perfect, happy, normal… and generally nice in every way.
But nothing could be further from the truth.
The church is full of people who struggle with sin… whether they’ve already taken the step to follow in Jesus, or whether they’re still thinking about taking up that challenge.
In the Bible passage coming up this Sunday, from Mark chapter 2 verses 1 to 17, we see how Jesus came for sinners… and this is the best news anyone will ever hear.
Here’s what we read from Mark chapter 2 verses 16 and 17:
When the teachers of the law who were Pharisees saw him eating with the sinners and tax collectors, they asked his disciples: “Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?” 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.”
Good news, hey? Why don’t you come and join us this Sunday at 9am or 5pm to hear Jodie McNeill, our Senior Minister, talk about this great news for everyone.