Meeting The Welcoming Jesus (Matthew 9:9-13)James Bloice Smith, September 1, 2019
Part of the welcoming series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
Jesus was a Social Engineer . Meeting with Mathew (Tax Collector) broke the social taboos of their society and how do we cope with same issues today?
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Matthew 9:9–13 (Listen)
9 As Jesus passed on from there, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he rose and followed him.
10 And as Jesus reclined at table in the house, behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and were reclining with Jesus and his disciples. 11 And when the Pharisees saw this, they said to his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?” 12 But when he heard it, he said, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. 13 Go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’ For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.”