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Luke 5:27-32 I’ve Come For Sinners

Money lost its grip on Matthew

Money lost its grip on Matthew

Luke shares with us the calling of Matthew to the role of Jesus’ disciple. We looked at Matthew’s telling of his own story a while back. In that blog we looked at the calling as if we watched it happen personally. You can pop back over and check it out if you would like. The title was simply “Jesus Calls Matthew.” Not very original but it works.

I want to ask a few questions about the stories of Jesus calling His disciples. We don’t get to hear about how He came across all of them. We are told about Jesus calling Peter, Andrew, James, John, Philip, Nathaniel and Matthew. That’s a little more than half of them. The remaining disciples He chooses are called out from the group of people following Him after a long night in conference with God. We know nothing about how they met Jesus or how long they were following Him before being officially called as one of his apostles. Read more »