The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

Soon after Matthew was called to follow Jesus, he threw a party and invited his friends to meet Jesus. Other tax collectors and other disreputable sinners were invited to come to the banquet. Most of the people were like Matthew. They had to befriend each other because the general population wouldn’t have anything to do …

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It was not long after Matthew was called by Jesus to be his disciple that he invited many of his friends over for a banquet. Matthew 9:10 Later, Matthew invited Jesus and his disciples to his home as dinner guests, along with many tax collectors and other disreputable sinners. 11 But when the Pharisees saw this, they …

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As Jesus walked by Matthew’s tax collector’s booth, He called him to be one of His disciples. Matthew 9:9 As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at his tax collector’s booth. “Follow me and be my disciple,” Jesus said to him. So Matthew got up and followed him. [1] When we …

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Matthew was a tax collector going about his daily duties at his tax collector’s booth when Jesus came and called him to follow Him. During this time in Jewish history, tax collectors were looked down upon because they collected taxes for the Romans. They were considered traitors to the Jewish faith. Matthew 9:9 As Jesus was …

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What does it mean to follow Jesus? In our story of Peter, he left everything and followed Jesus. Luke 5:10 Jesus replied to Simon, “Don’t be afraid! From now on you’ll be fishing for people!” 11 And as soon as they landed, they left everything and followed Jesus. [1]. Following Jesus means leaving our old life …

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As Jesus walked by Matthew’s tax collector’s booth, He called him to be one of His disciples. Matthew 9:9 As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at his tax collector’s booth. “Follow me and be my disciple,” Jesus said to him. So Matthew got up and followed him. [1] When we …

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Peter sensed there was more going on than a catch of fish and turned to humble himself before Jesus. Luke 5:8 When Simon Peter realized what had happened, he fell to his knees before Jesus and said, “Oh, Lord, please leave me—I’m such a sinful man.” 9 For he was awestruck by the number of fish they …

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