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9/13 Mark 2

Jesus is continuing his ministry and calls Levi (Matthew) as a disciple.  I think as his ministry starts growing in come the attacks.  I like how Jesus defines why he is here in this passage.

15While Jesus was having dinner at Levi’s house, many tax collectors and “sinners” were eating with him and his disciples, for there were many who followed him. 16When the teachers of the law who were Pharisees saw him eating with the “sinners” and tax collectors, they asked his disciples: “Why does he eat with tax collectors and ‘sinners’?”

17On hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”

This seems so true even today.  As Christians is it our purpose to hang around with other Christians at church on Sunday and throughout the week?  Or are we called to be doctors to the sinners in this world.

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September 13, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | 2 Comments