On Sunday afternoon the Family Group Leaders of our congregation came over to our place for lunch. We talked about principles and practicals of what it takes to have great evangelistic meetings (G.E.M.s for short) in our homes. I especially found it inspiring to hear the people present talk about the reasons they first came to a GEM and why they came back. It reminded me that God is at work in people’s lives in ways we cannot see or anticipate.
“Then Levi held a great banquet for Jesus at his house, and a large crowd of tax collectors and others were eating with them. But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law who belonged to their sect complained to his disciples, “Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and ‘sinners’?”” (Luke 5:29–30 NIV)
“Jesus answered them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”” (Luke 5:31–32 NIV)
“Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof above Jesus and, after digging through it, lowered the mat the paralysed man was lying on. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.”” (Mark 2:3–5 NIV)