"It's a Heart Thing"Stuart JonesThe lady was well-known around town as being "sinful." That didn't keep her from coming to see Jesus. In fact, it was her sinful state that motivated her. She clearly understood she needed the forgiveness that only Jesus could give. When some of the more "religious" people pointed out her sinfulness, Jesus focused on her love and her gratitude. Here's the point we hope you understand. Today there are two kinds of people attending Back-to-Church Sunday at First Christian Church. There are sinners who have accepted Jesus' forgiveness. They will worship with grateful hearts, not because they are good, but because they are forgiven. There are also sinners who have not yet accepted Jesus' forgiveness. If you fit in this group, we welcome you and ask you to consider the words Jesus said to the sinful woman. "Your faith has saved you; go in peace." Luke 7:50 (NIV) We can only speculate about why the woman was considered "sinful." It really doesn't matter. When she left Jesus, she was forgiven. While Back-to-Church Sunday may start with two kinds of people, our prayer is that everyone who leaves will go in peace--forgiven.