4 Sermons: This Man Receives Sinners: A Series on Luke 15
The Son of Man came to seek and to save that which was lost. He sought them, he received them, he ate with them, and he saved them.
Jesus is the seeking heart of God going out after sinners and winning our repentance.
When sinners turn from their sin and accept Jesus' fellowship as the joy of their lives, they have come home to God. And God is glad.
It dishonors God to treat him as a master in need of slave labor. What honors God is not slave labor, but childlike faith in his all-sufficiency.