INSIDERS AND OUTSIDERS (CON'T)

LUKE 5:27-39 

27-28 After this he went out and saw a man named Levi at his work collecting taxes. Jesus said, “Come along with me.” And he did—walked away from everything and went with him.

29-30 Levi gave a large dinner at his home for Jesus. Everybody was there, tax men and other disreputable characters as guests at the dinner. The Pharisees and their religion scholars came to his disciples greatly offended. “What is he doing eating and drinking with crooks and ‘sinners’?”

31-32 Jesus heard about it and spoke up, “Who needs a doctor: the healthy or the sick? I’m here inviting outsiders, not insiders—an invitation to a changed life, changed inside and out.”

33 They asked him, “John’s disciples are well-known for keeping fasts and saying prayers. Also the Pharisees. But you seem to spend most of your time at parties. Why?”

34-35 Jesus said, “When you’re celebrating a wedding, you don’t skimp on the cake and wine. You feast. Later you may need to pull in your belt, but this isn’t the time. As long as the bride and groom are with you, you have a good time. When the groom is gone, the fasting can begin. No one throws cold water on a friendly bonfire. This is Kingdom Come!

36-39 “No one cuts up a fine silk scarf to patch old work clothes; you want fabrics that match. And you don’t put wine in old, cracked bottles; you get strong, clean bottles for your fresh vintage wine. And no one who has ever tasted fine aged wine prefers un-aged wine.”

JESUS SHOWS UP AND IMMEDIATELY DOES EVERYTHING DIFFERENT

    THE KINGDOM ISN’T NATURAL — SUPERNATURAL

LEARNING WHAT THE BUSINESS OF THE KINGDOM TRULY IS 

LUKE 5:31-32 Jesus heard about it and spoke up, “Who needs a doctor: the healthy or the sick? I’m here inviting outsiders, not insiders—an invitation to a changed life, changed inside and out.”

THE PHARISEES AND RELIGIOUS LEADERS CAN’T RECOGNIZE WHAT JESUS IS ABOUT — IT DOESN’T FIT INTO THEIR BUSINESS MODEL

RELIGION MAKES CONNECTION ABOUT COMPETITION

KINGDOM MAKES CONNECTION ABOUT COVENANT

JESUS IS THE LIFE OF THE PARTY AND THAT OFFENDS PEOPLE WHO DON’T UNDERSTAND LIFE

JESUS SAYS THE KINGDOM IS LIKE A WEDDING

    MARRIAGE IS COVENANT

JESUS IS THE FRIEND OF SINNERS

    IF THE ONLY PEOPLE WE HAVE RELATIONSHIP ARE INSIDERS

    HOW ARE WE ABOUT DOING JESUS’ BUSINESS?

OUR BUSINESS HAS TO BE JESUS’ BUSINESS

LUKE 2:49 “about my Father’s business”

LUKE 19:10 “seek and save the lost”

“JESUS IS WHAT GOD HAS TO SAY” Brian Zahnd 

LUKE 5:36-39 “No one cuts up a fine silk scarf to patch old work clothes; you want fabrics that match. And you don’t put wine in old, cracked bottles; you get strong, clean bottles for your fresh vintage wine. And no one who has ever tasted fine aged wine prefers un-aged wine.

WINESKIN IS NOT A STYLE, IT’S A LIFESTYLE

And no one who has ever tasted fine aged wine prefers un-aged wine.”

IT’S NOT ABOUT PREFERENCE

HOW DO YOU CHANGE?

    HOW DO YOU…

    ACCEPT THE NEW — ADAPT — RECOGNIZE TRUE PURPOSE

LUKE 5:32 AMP I did not come to call the [self-proclaimed] righteous [who see no need to repent], but sinners to repentance [to change their old way of thinking, to turn from sin and to seek God and His righteousness].”

    CHANGE HAPPENS FROM INSIDE > OUT

NEW AND IMPROVED (WINE)

“NEW AGE (ERA) NEW POWER, NEW POSSIBILITIES, NEW HOPE, NEW ENERGY” NT Wright

REPENT

BELIEVE THAT YOU ARE WHO JESUS MAKES YOU