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Do you feel like an outsider?

Discrimination is a problem in our society, and it has been for a long time. Throughout history, women have struggled to receive the same rights as men. Until the Civil Rights movement, African Americans were considered “separate, but equal,” meaning they were only welcome to dine at certain restaurants, drink from certain water fountains, and shop at certain stores. More recently, bakeries and other small businesses have found themselves in the spotlight as they choose not to provide wedding services for homosexual couples. 

Despite a long standing history of discrimination in our world, one fact remains true: Jesus does not discriminate. Often questioned for his willingness to hang out with sinners, outcasts, and misfits, Jesus was the strongest example we have of inclusivity for all. 

No one is outside of God’s mercy or beyond the reach of His grace.

Paul, an early church planter, encourages Timothy to pray for all people because it is “good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth” (1 Timothy 2:3-4). God does not want to know only perfect people or those who have spotlessly cleaned up their past. Jesus does not save just churched people who seem to know it all and do everything right. 

God wants all people to know Him and to experience a relationship with Him. No one is outside of God’s mercy or beyond the reach of His grace. 


  • Do you ever feel like you’re beyond the reach of God’s mercy and grace? What is keeping you from experiencing His forgiveness and love?
  • Have you confessed to Jesus and repented? If you have, you can rest in His forgiveness. If not, you can do it today. 
  • What is one way you can be an example of Jesus’s inclusivity to those around you?


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