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Dinner of the Despised

Matthew | Part 32 | The Calling of Matthew

January 23, 2022

 

Main Text: Matthew 9:9-17

 

Three Responses to Jesus’ Ministry

 

I. Tax Collectors and Sinners: Respond ____________________v. 9

 

 

-Jesus _______________ those who others ______________.

 

 

 

-The Gospel is Radically ________________

 

– The Gospel Demands __________________

 

Matthew 4:17

Luke 5:27-28

 

 

v. 10 | The Grace of God is mean to flow _______________ Us.

 

 

 

II. The Religious Leaders: Respond _____________________v. 11

 

 

Jesus’ Response: V. 12, 13

 

 

A) It is the Sick Who Need a Physician

 

 

B) God Desires Mercy, Not Sacrifice

 

 

 

C) Jesus Came NOT to Call the Righteous, but Sinners

 

 

Mark 10:18, Romans 3:10, Ps. 14:1-3, 53:1-3

 

 

III. John the Baptist’s Disciples: Respond __________________ v. 14-17

 

 

A) Wedding

 

 

B) An Old Garment

 

 

C) Old Wineskins

 

 

 

 

 

Discussion:

 

1) How is the Gospel (the Good News of Jesus) Inclusive?

 

2) How has your life been noticeably transformed since following Jesus?

 

3) How do you associate with non-Christians? How do they associate with you?

 

4) What, if any, extrabiblical rules/regulations have you tried to mix with Christianity?