Mont Mitchell - September 8, 2019
Friend of the Hurting
From Series: "Friend Request"
Have you ever received a friend request from someone unexpected? Maybe there’s a famous person who has friended you online. Perhaps the unanticipated friendship came from someone you thought didn’t notice you. Whatever the case is, we’ve have friends that we didn’t imagine we would have. What if you received a friend request from Jesus? How would your life change if he were your friend? That’s what happened to several people in the Gospels. They found themselves in an encounter with Jesus where he friended them and changed their lives. In this next 8 week series on the Gospel of Luke, we’ll take a closer look at the compassion of Jesus and come to know Him as our own personal friend. Not only will we see that God accepts and loves all people, we need to learn to do the same. No matter who we are, where we’ve been or what we’ve done, Jesus loves us all the same. As the church, it’s our job to introduce everyone to our friend, Jesus.