Matthew 9:9-13 – LOVE FOR THE LOST
THE CALL OF MATTHEW – Vs. 9
Jesus loved Matthew. Jesus called Matthew to leave his old life behind and to follow Him.
Matthew accepted Jesus’ gracious call.
THE CONTROVERSY OVER SUPPER – Vss. 10-11
Matthew held a great dinner for his friends who were tax collectors and sinners. The Pharisees had a problem with Jesus associating with those who were not as pure they pretended to be themselves.
THE COMPASSION OF JESUS – Vss. 12-13
Jesus associated with those who were Spiritually sick so that He could win them to Himself. The Pharisees were also Spiritually in need, but would not admit it.