Terms and Exclusions do not apply

Do you remember what it was like to be in high school? It seemed like everyone was a part of a group…jocks, nerds, preps…and to GET IN, you had to FIT IN. There were rules about how you had to act, what you had to wear and who you had to be.

This past weekend, Pastor Tim shared a message about how people can feel that same way about meeting Jesus. They feel like they have to change their life, fix their behavior or understand it all before they can be accepted. Jesus said exactly the opposite.

Mark 2:13-14 (NIV)
“Once again Jesus went out beside the lake. A large crowd came to him, and he began to teach them. 14 As he walked along, he saw Levi son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax collector’s booth. ‘Follow me,’ Jesus told him, and Levi got up and followed him.

Levi was a tax collector, despised and hated. Shouldn’t Jesus have talked to him about all of the things he was doing wrong and about how to make them right before he could follow?

Jesus said, “Follow me.” His invitation doesn’t come with a terms of agreement. You don’t have to check the box before you can GET IN and FIT IN. When Jesus asks you to follow, from exactly where you are, you can get up and go.

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