Jesus eats and drinks with sinners.

Scripture: Mark 2:13-17

ESV Text: Mark 2:13-17


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 2 13 And he went forth again by the sea side; and all the multitude resorted unto him, and he taught them. 14 And as he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the receipt of custom, and said unto him, Follow me. And he arose and followed him. 15 And it came to pass, that, as Jesus sat at meat in his house, many publicans and sinners sat also together with Jesus and his disciples: for there were many, and they followed him. 16 And when the scribes and Pharisees saw him eat with publicans and sinners, they said unto his disciples, How is it that he eateth and drinketh with publicans and sinners? 17 When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.(KJV)



Hymn: TLH 324:
Jesus Sinners Doth Receive

— Organ Audio

1. Jesus sinners doth receive; 
Oh, may all this saying ponder 
Who in sin’s delusions live 
And from God and heaven wander! 
Here is hope for all who grieve– 
Jesus sinners doth receive. 

2. We deserve but grief and shame, 
Yet His words, rich grace revealing, 
Pardon, peace, and life proclaim. 
Here their ills have perfect healing 
Who with humble hearts believe– 
Jesus sinners doth receive. 

3. Sheep that from the fold did stray 
No true shepherd e’er forsaketh: 
Weary souls that lost their way 
Christ, the Shepherd, gently taketh 
In His arms that they may live– 
Jesus sinners doth receive. 

4. Come, ye sinners, one and all, 
Come, accept His invitation; 
Come, obey His gracious call, 
Come and take His free salvation! 
Firmly in these words believe: 
Jesus sinners doth receive. 

5. I, a sinner, come to Thee 
With a penitent confession; 
Savior, mercy show to me 
Grant for all my sins remission. 
Let these words my soul relieve: 
Jesus sinners doth receive. 

6. Oh, how blest it is to know; 
Were as scarlet my transgression, 
It shall be as white as snow 
By Thy blood and bitter Passion: 
For these words I now believe: 
Jesus sinners doth receive. 

7. Now my conscience is at peace, 
From the Law I stand acquitted; 
Christ hath purchased my release 
And my every sin remitted. 
Naught remains my soul to grieve,– 
Jesus sinners doth receive. 

8. Jesus sinners doth receive. 
Also I have been forgiven; 
And when I this earth must leave, 
I shall find an open heaven. 
Dying, still to Him I cleave– 
Jesus sinners doth receive. 


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