JULY 1, 2016 – WEEK THIRTEEN – FRIDAY – MATTHEW THE TAX COLLECTOR – Flame of Love

(Matthew 9:9-13)

Prayer: Come, Holy Spirit. Let me respond quickly to Jesus’ call.

Imagination: (Picture Jesus at table in Matthew’s house).

Context: This text has 2 parts. First, Matthew responds to Jesus’ call and then he invites Jesus to his house. Since Matthew is a sinner (collecting taxes for Romans) his friends are also “sinners”, so the dinner becomes a controversy story, which shows us that Jesus came to call sinners, not the righteous. Continue reading →

Source: JULY 1, 2016 – WEEK THIRTEEN – FRIDAY – MATTHEW THE TAX COLLECTOR – Flame of Love

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