ROMANS 5:8 - "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." (See Romans 5:19)
Notice Jesus' Comment:
MARK 2:17 - "They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."
His Message to SINNERS was...REPENTANCE