Seeing the World Through the Eyes of Christ
I want you to take your Bibles today and turn to Luke the 15th chapter. Now normally we would be in I Peter, but I'm going to take a respite from I Peter this morning and say something to you that's on my heart. A few days ago I spoke to the Arkansas Baptist Evangelism Conference, at their convention over there. And I brought a message that I want to bring to you. And it seemed as though as when I was preaching that message the Lord was saying to me, "Adrian I want you to share this with the people of Bellevue." And again last Friday I had this impressed on my heart. And again yesterday. So I want to share with you from the 15th chapter of Luke. The title of the message is seeing the world through the eyes of Christ. Seeing the world through the eyes of Christ. And incidentally, if you didn't bring a Bible with you today out there in the pew rack there ought to be a Bible. Just get it and turn to page 1016. That will be the 15th chapter of Luke, I believe. And those of you who have Bibles and can't find it. Put yours up and get one of those and you'll know the page number. Alright, 1016 if you are using one of these pew Bibles. And all of us ought to have an open Bible in our hand. We'll get so much more from any message if we'll do so. and I want us to begin reading here in verse one. Then drew near unto Him all the publicans and sinners for to hear Him. Now the publicans were the tax collectors. And they were no more popular in that day than they are in this day. As a matter of fact, uh, Publicans and sinners was almost like one word, they just linked all Publicans and sinners and all sinners with Publicans. And these were the down and out. "Now the Pharisees and the Scribes murmured." Now the Pharisees the Scribe, these were the upper crusts of that day. Somebody said, "The upper crust is a lot of crumbs held together by dough. But uh, these were crumbs who were held together by religion. These were ...
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