Last week, we looked at the ‘one ask’ of Jesus to ‘follow me’, today let’s follow that up with Matthew’s party.
Matthew has an inspired idea – Jesus cared for me, I think he might care for my friends – so I’m going to have a party and invite everyone – all my tax collector mates and Jesus and his friends.
Matthew 9: 10 While Jesus was having dinner at Matthew’s house, many tax collectors and sinners came and ate with him and his disciples
While they were having dinner at Matthew’s house, many of the tax collector’s and sinners came and ate with Jesus and His disciples – they turned up to meet Jesus. Many people that are outside the church are hungrier for God than the people look like us who are inside the church. There is more spiritual hunger outside of the church than in it. How do I know that. Because I am that person on occasion. Because of the things we get fired up about, get interested in and we spend energy on.
Are we in GB having a party and inviting everyone? – those who look like us and those that don’t!