Mark 2:13-17

Sometimes we don’t get the full effect of the scenes in the Bible–so Pastor Steve took time to explain the role and reputation of a tax collector during the time that Jesus walked the streets of Galillee. Having done that we understand the power of the story of Matthew (Levi) being called by Jesus to “Follow me.” in Mark 2! We are also called to have this connection to sinners, to be inviting them and spending time with them to share the good news of God’s salvation with them.