Jesus Loves People

He loves prostitutes, homosexuals, drunks, addicts, atheists, and murderers. If Jesus loves people then shouldn’t we? Unfortunately it seems that in the church today, the people who the church needs to show love to the most are often the most rejected. Think about it this way: “The church isn’t a social club for religious people, it’s a hospital for broken people." Throughout our new series “Jesus Loves People,” we will find ways to actively and practically show love to some of the most unloved people in our culture.

Jesus Loves Athiests

Jesus Loves Atheists

We cannot, of course, disprove God, just as we can't disprove Thor, fairies, leprechauns and the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

- Dr. Richard Dawkins

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I've learned something about human nature. When we want to justify something bad enough, the Bible is never good enough! Like lawyers looking for loopholes, some people imagine truth to be as pliable as a rubber band."

- Skip Heitzig
Jesus Loves Cutters

Jesus Loves Cutters

One mother described her confusion over the matter, writing, "Now that I know she is cutting, I am not sure what to think. She volunteered that she'd stop cutting because she knows it hurts me and doesn't want to do that. I tried to talk to her about why it is that she cuts…it still doesn't make sense."

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Jesus Loves the Homeless

Jesus Loves the Homeless

Imagine your morning starting like this: a siren wakes you up as a police car passes about ten feet from the asphalt that has been imprinted your cheek. You don't need the Internet to tell you that it's coldest just before dawn. The sharp poke in your gut reminds you that your last decent meal was days ago. You keep your head down—less attention means less trouble; besides, people don't like to make eye contact. Worst of all is the terrible, lonely aimlessness—you have nowhere to go, nothing to do, and hope is a splinter that you don't dare remove because it's all that's keeping you going.

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Jesus Loves the Divorced

Jesus Loves the Divorced

Though our culture twists the "rubber band" of marriage (re-defining it, ignoring it, etc.), the question is: What is the truth regarding divorce? What does the Bible have to say regarding divorce and marriage?

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Jesus Loves Homosexuals

Jesus Loves Homosexuals

You may be someone who considers himself or herself gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. Or maybe you know someone who is struggling in this area. What they thought was a matter of coming to grips with their identity has taken them away from their identity in Christ, and they need a friend who loves both them and God's truth.

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God speaks strongly against divorce because, from personal experience, He understands the pain it brings. In an analogous sense, God was a divorced person. His people turned their back on Him by worshipping at other altars…. But with Jesus Christ, forgiveness, redemption, and repair are available."

- Skip Heitzig
Jesus Loves The Broken

Jesus Loves The Broken

That's the thing about depression: A human being can survive almost anything, as long as she sees the end in sight. But depression is so insidious, and it compounds daily, that it's impossible to ever see the end."

- Elizabeth Wurtzel, Prozac Nation

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Jesus Loves Prostitutes

Jesus Loves Prostitutes

While prostitutes are not living within God's will for their lives, they are not outside of His grace and mercy. They can reach out to the loving hands of the Savior and find hope, salvation, and new life."

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Jesus Loves Doubters

Jesus Loves Doubters

God has used doubt in the lives of Christians throughout the ages to reveal His truth. He uses doubt to create dependency on Christ, turning intellectual turmoil to trust in God. The Bible calls this faith."

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Jesus Himself was cut, bruised, and whipped for the sins of the world. While He didn't inflict these injuries Himself, He was well-acquainted with pain suffered for another purpose, and He had great compassion for the lost and suffering."

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Jesus Loves People

Jesus Loves People

God loves each and every one of us. If there is one truth the Bible clearly teaches, it's that God loves people."

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Jesus Loves Murderers

Jesus Loves Murderers

Murder is a sin that humanity has dealt with since its earliest days. Genesis 4 records the first murder: Cain killed his brother, Abel. From that time forward, murder has been a constant reality. By the time Moses received the Ten Commandments in Exodus 20, murder was codified as an abomination to God."

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Jesus Loves Gossips

Jesus Loves Gossips

Gossip is not good, particularly when the information is confidential or damaging to a person. And, even more telling, God hates gossip. Yep—hates."

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Jesus Loves Haters

Jesus Loves Haters

A cursory Internet search shows that haters are universal—there are websites dedicated to hating people and places from all around the world"

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Jesus Loves Criminals

Jesus Loves Criminals

Jesus' interaction with the thief on the cross next to Him shows us His compassion for the criminal, but it also demonstrates the path that any sinner must take."

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Jesus Loves Addicts

Jesus Loves Addicts

The core of addiction is fairly simple: we have a God-shaped hole that needs to be filled. And people are filling the hole with things other than God. People don't see their need for God, so they put lesser things first, lesser gods—controlling elements that they feel they need in order to function and have purpose, meaning, and a coping mechanism for existence."

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Jesus Loves Traitors

Jesus Loves Traitors

The betrayals we experience on a more personal basis tend not to be matters of national significance, but that doesn't make them less painful. In fact, because of its personal nature, treason needs to be dealt with biblically and in a spirit of love."

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Jesus Loves Terrorists

Jesus Loves Terrorists

Terrorism is the biggest concern of Foreign Service employees and their families assigned to posts overseas."

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