Sermon: Effective Love (Luke 5:27-32)
When Jesus calls sinners to follow him, why is it that “good” people reject him, but bad people–even the worst of the worst–follow him willingly? What is it about the call of Jesus that makes the most recalcitrant sinners follow him with grateful joy, like little lambs?
In theology, this is the doctrine of effectual calling. To some, Jesus’ call comes in a general way, but to others, with the power of the Holy Spirit to lift a sinner’s heart to see and desire Jesus.
In the second sermon from our Colombian brethren, Pastor Rafael Leal exposits Luke 5:27-32 with translation from Diego Silva.