RE Verse reading–Mark 2:13-17 (day five)
We are studying religions for school in our house. Our curious and inquisitive middle schooler begins to ask “How?” and “Why?” is Christianity different from other religions. He is looking past mere facts and history. It’s the perfect season to address these concerns. This is a perfect passage to answer those questions. It’s the promise and character of God. He makes the first move. He sends a savior. He desires relationship and fellowship with humanity. So much so, that He named His Son Immanuel, God WITH Us. Here in Mark 2 we read the critics question, “Why does he eat WITH tax collectors and ‘sinners’?” Answer, It’s His nature. It is what is drastically different between Christianity and other religions. God desires to be involved and engaged in our lives. That is the hope and promise of Christmas. Merry Christmas!!! God WITH Us.

Author: Scott Lane

Scott Lane is the Executive Pastor of Ministry at FBCSA.

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