JESUS CALLS LEVI & CONFRONTS LEGALISM, PART 2: WHY DID HE EAT WITH SINNERS? (LUKE 5:29-32)
As we go through this passage, we need to be prepared for a fresh dose of humility. Jesus challenges our social and spiritual sensibilities and boundaries. He challenges how we see ourselves and others in light of His call of us all to Himself. We are going through this passage under three points: the questionable crowd of Levi, the judgmental criticism of the Pharisees and scribes, and the merciful call of Jesus. We will look at the details of the story and then at what we are to take away from the story.
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Jesus answered and said to them, “It is not those who are well who need a physician, but those who are sick. I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.”