His critics accused Jesus of being comfortable with sinners. If they said that about Christ and Christ lives in you, then it makes sense to assume that Christ followers should be good at this. What exactly is this again? Being expressive agents of God’s grace; allowing the Holy Spirit to use us to help others feel acceptance by God; and having the faith and courage to affirm people apart from their sin as those worthy of the Father’s love. “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.  We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth,” (John 1:14 NIV).  Jesus was an ambassador of the grace of God. We cannot compartmentalize this most radical and transforming aspect of Jesus’ character away from our journey as God’s man. Jesus is good at being generously accepting.  His unequivocal desire is that he wants his men to be good at it too.

Kenny Luck is the Men's Pastor at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California. He is also the Founder and President of Every Man Ministries which helps churches worldwide develop and grow healthy men's communities. Please visit www.everymanministries.com for more information.