Happy Friday! In today's account Jesus invites an unlikely person to follow him only to find himself in his home with his outcast friends.
What are you thankful for today?
What is overwhelming you right now?
Were you able to follow through with your step of action or share with someone since yesterday/last time?
Pray for those you are walking with to discover or grow inJesus, for the needs you are facing, and for the Holy Spirit to illuminate truth as you read.
13 He went out again beside the sea, and all the crowd was coming to him, and he was teaching them. 14 And as he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he rose and followed him. 15 And as he reclined at table in his house, many tax collectors and sinners were reclining with Jesus and his disciples, for there were many who followed him.16 And the scribes of the Pharisees, when they saw that he was eating with sinners and tax collectors, said to his disciples, “Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?” 17 And when Jesus heard it, he said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.”
+ WHAT is happening in this passage and what do we learn? (say it in your own words or use these questions)
_ In vs. 13-14, who does Jesus call to follow him? What was Levi's (Matthew) response?
_ In vs. 15, where is Jesus and who is there with him?
_ In vs. 16, what do the religious leaders ask his disciples?
_in vs. 17, what is Jesus response to their question?
_ Do you consider yourself righteous or a sinner? Why or why not?
+ HOW, does this passage convict you to confess sin and how does the grace of the gospel compel you to respond with action? (Discuss in guy/girl break-outs, use these questions to help)
+ WHO can you share this passage with today? (e.g., your family at dinner, a friend, co-worker or neighbor you are walking with to discover the message Jesus)
These daily postings are designed to encourage you to learn how to abide in Jesus and for Groups as a three part guide when they meet.