Jesus loves the unlovable. He loves sinners; and sinners come in all shapes and sizes.
In John 3 Jesus shows love to a religious sinner named Nicodemus. Yet in John 4 He shows love to an adulterous sinner known as the Samaritan woman. Nicodemus needed to be born again even though he was religious. And, the sinful Samaritan woman who had been married five times, and was living with a man who was not her husband, she also needed to be born again.
The fact is, we are all sinners. Nicodemus was rich, religious, respected, and influential yet still a sinner. Jesus told him, “ye must be born again.”
The Samaritan woman was poor, promiscuous, disdained ethnically, and socially shunned.
When the Samaritan woman realized who Jesus was, she believed on Him savingly and she received forgiveness for her sins.
Then, she told "many of the Samaritans of that city" (Sychar) and they "believed on Him" because of the woman's witness. (John 4:39)
If you’ve never trusted Christ to deal with your sin problem, do it today, and you’ll be eternally glad you did.
However, if you’ve already been born again, don’t ever forget the sinful shape you were in, when Jesus saved your soul. And, if you’ve already been saved, ask the Lord to give you an evangelistic focus like the Samaritan woman had.
One of the most significant ways that a Christian expresses gratitude to God for their soul’s salvation is by telling others that God offers forgiveness for sin through Jesus Christ.
Curtis Hutson once said, “the only alternative to soul-winning is disobedience.”
The above article was written by James C. Johnson. He is the Pastor of NorthStone Baptist Church in Pensacola. To offer him your feedback, comment below or email him at email@example.com.
When You Feel Like Running - Proverbs 18:10 - Pastor James C. Johnson