Everybody Needs God's Grace

Sermon Text: Luke 5:27-32

            My goal today is to help you see the flesh and blood Jesus in action, to hear what he had to say, and to observe how he behaved.

            I am also interested to learn what, if any, implications there may be in this story for our own lives.

            So, let’s have a look at the story.

            Levi—otherwise known as Matthew—had just been invited by Jesus to forsake the lucrative business of tax collecting and join the company of his disciples.  Surprisingly, Levi agreed.  Then he invited Jesus to his home for a large dinner party.  Jesus accepted the invitation despite the fact that most, if not all, of the guests were not the kind of people who were generally thought of in favorable terms ... I’ll tell you why in a moment...Read full sermon here (PDF)