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Daily Archives: January 20, 2010

“Jesus Loves Strippers” (edit/repost)

MARK  6:34  When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things.  

A friend of mine wears a t-shirt that boldly states:  “Jesus Loves Strippers!”  We could argue the appropriateness of the shirt or whether she should wear it at all,  but here’s the thing…. after initially “wincing” at it, I think she has a good point! Jesus does indeed love strippers….. He also loves homosexuals, cheaters, thieves, gossips, Republicans, Democrats, Baptists, drunks, gossips,  etc….. (John 3:15-18) A Few Quick thoughts: 

  1.  Jesus was liberal in His Love for the lost (thieves,  immoral, unloved,  etc)  (Luke 5:30)
  2. Jesus was fierce in his condemnation of the religious hypocrites. (Gospels, all)
  3. Jesus said that people will know we are His disciples if we “love one another” and love like Jesus. (John 13:35, John 3:16)
  4. People are not the enemy…they are the objective!  If a man who does not know Jesus, behaves accordingly…how can we condemn him?
  5. Shouldn’t  our attitude be that of a beggar who has found food and want to show other beggars where to eat?

As a Christian my job is NOT to find a way to make a “bad person” good … it is to show THE  WAY that a dead person can be alive.  

excerpts from the The Bible Study Series, “Things They Did Not Tell Me About My Faith” – Hixon Frank 2007