Friend of Sinners

Why Jesus Cares More About Relationship Than Perfection

Friend of Sinners

Pastor and writer Rich Wilkerson Jr. shines a spotlight on every Christian’s calling to reach the world, seek the lost, and save sinners with Jesus’ scandalous message of the gospel of grace. The Bible calls Jesus a friend of sinners. What does that mean? In Friend of Sinners, Rich Wilkerson Jr. shows readers the profound implications of the reality that Jesus calls us friends not because of who we are or what we have done, but because of who he is. While he was on earth, he knew that people needed to belong before they would want to behave. He understood that the power within him was greater than the darkness around him, so he loved fearlessly. By following his example, we can have the same clear conviction and compassion for the lost that he did. His gospel of scandalous grace cannot be overestimated. When we embrace the truth that we all need Jesus equally and when we trust him to bring transformation in people’s hearts, we will walk as Jesus walked, experiencing the glory of God in our own lives and in the lives of those around us.

The Sinners' Friend

The Sinners' Friend


Friend of Sinners

An Approach to Evangelism

Friend of Sinners

"Harvey Turner is one of the better evangelists I have had the privilege of knowing. He personifies what he writes here. This isn't a book written by a man unwilling to wade into the lost world, but by a man who opens his home, uses his time and lives intentionally in the hopes that men and women will become sons and daughters of God." Matt Chandler Lead Pastor of The Village Church President of Acts 29 Church Planting Network Jesus was a friend of Sinners. Are you? Most Christians understand that telling others about Jesus is important and want to reach people who don't know God. But most believers don't actually share the gospel, because they don't know how. In "Friend of Sinners," Pastor Harvey Turner unpacks the Why, What, and How of evangelism. The book begins with a close look at Christ's conversations with people, and Harvey then uses Christ's example as the foundation for the rest of the book. This practical, biblical approach to evangelism helps believers break down the barriers preventing them from telling people about Jesus so that they feel empowered to share the gospel.

The Complete Book of Hymns

The Complete Book of Hymns

The Complete Book of Hymns brings to life the stories behind more than 600 hymns and worship songs. With background on the composer, the inspiration behind the lyrics, scriptural references for devotional consideration, and a sampling of the song lyrics, this book brings forth the message of these great songs of the faith like never before!

Imitating Jesus

And Inclusive Approach to New Testament Ethics

Imitating Jesus

In contrast to many studies of New Testament ethics, which treat the New Testament in general and Paul in particular, this book focuses on the person of Jesus himself. Richard Burridge maintains that imitating Jesus means following both his words -- which are very demanding ethical teachings -- and his deeds and example of being inclusive and accepting of everyone. Burridge carefully and systematically traces that combination of rigorous ethical instruction and inclusive community through the letters of Paul and the four Gospels, treating specific ethical issues pertaining to each part of Scripture. The book culminates with a chapter on apartheid as an ethical challenge to reading the New Testament; using South Africa as a contemporary case study enables Burridge to highlight and further apply his previous discussion and conclusions.

Friend of Sinners Video Study

Why Jesus Cares More About Relationship Than Perfection

Friend of Sinners Video Study

In this five-session video study, Rich Wilkerson, Jr. shines a spotlight on every Christian's calling to reach the world, seek the lost, and save sinners with Jesus' scandalous message of the gospel of grace.