What does it mean that Jesus is a friend of sinners?


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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
The fact that Jesus is a friend of sinners means that He is our friend and is waiting for us to acknowledge His presence and availability. God's love for us is almost beyond imagining. When we cons...

July 15 2014 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Andy  3 photo Andy Mangus I am a Christian since October 1979 & devoted truth seeker.
In a slightly unique way of an answer I submit: Jesus is the "ULTIMATE FRIEND" in spite of our sins that we commit before we "call upon the name of the Lord; before we each were still in our sinful state of being lost; before we came to realize that we needed His grace and forgiveness unto eternal salvation while still alive here on Earth! It is only by the shed blood of Jesus on the cross; by His eternal sacrifice at Calvary! No one earns nor deserves salvation; it is only because He first loved us and gave Himself for us so we may have a home in Heaven with Him!

Remember that John 3:16 tells us that "God so loved the world that He sent His only begotten Son to die for our sins..." God desired that all might be saved! He is the ultimate friend! In Him and Him alone is the power unto salvation! 

In contrast, a friend that is anyone other than our Lord, is just like you and me or anyone else! Since we are all subject to the wiles of Satan and his temptations, attacks, etc., we all have to admit that we still sin! And, we need to ask for forgiveness in our prayers and always tell Him that we love Him! So, therefore we ALL need Jesus and His divine LOVE, forgiveness and protection that He has given so abundantly! As long as we are still here on this 'temporary home' called Earth, we all need His guidance, His protection, His divine provisions, His blessings, and His Divine and Holy friendship in which He does "stick closer than a brother!" (Proverbs 18:24; John 3:16-19) Jesus came "to save that which was lost". Point being: We ALL need JESUS!

"Praise God that we have a Savior! And, He is OUR BEST FRIEND! And, His name is Jesus Christ!"

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My picture Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
First, see the big picture.

Jesus the Sinner’s Friend

‘A friend loveth at all times' (Prov. 17:17): ‘ A friend that sticketh closer than a brother’ (Prov.18:24)
The Lord Jesus Christ is 
a Friend Who gave His all John 15:13
a Friend Who loves all classes Luke 7:34
a Friend Who loves at all times Prov. 17:17

"Friend Who never fails nor grieves us,
Faithful, tender, constant, kind;
Friend Who at all times receives us,
Friend Who came the lost to find." -- Christopher Newman Hall

a Friend Who loves in all states of soul Prov. 27:6; Hebrews 12:6
a Friend Who is needed by all Prov. 27:10; John 6:67-68 A.N.

Come to Jesus, He will save you;
He is the Friend of sinners;
Then, when thou hast found the Savior,
How bright this world will be!

A Friend of Sinners
by Wayne Dailey
Senior Pastor, Bethel Revival Center

Oh, to have no hope in Jesus!
No Friend, no Light in Jesus!
Oh, to have no hope in Jesus!
How dark this world must be!
Luke 7:34
The Son of man is come eating and drinking; and ye say, Behold a gluttonous man, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners

July 03 2021 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

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