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Text: Matthew 9:9-13
Theme: Jesus has come to call sinners to be saints!
Date: June 11, 2023

  1. Matthew was a tax collector
    • Stole money to make a living
    • Worked for the pagan Romans
    • Was considered ‘unclean’ by the Jews
  2. Jesus called Matthew and dined with him
    • The Pharisees grumbled and complained
    • Jesus was breaking Jewish law
  3. Jesus came for the sick (sinners) and not the healthy (self righteous)
    • He calls the weak, broken, and lost
    • He calls us from a life of sin to a life of holiness by the forgiveness of sins
    • He sets a table before us and feeds us the food of heaven