This week we are going to look at a familiar passage in Matthew  

Matthew 9:9-13

As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth; and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he got up and followed him.10 And as he sat at dinner in the house, many tax collectors and sinners came and were sitting with him and his disciples. 11 When the Pharisees saw this, they said to his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?” 12 But when he heard this, he said, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. 13 Go and learn what this means, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have come to call not the righteous but sinners.”  

A few links for the young ones or the young at heart… 

This is one is worth the watch just to hear the noises Jesus’ makes. 

At first, I thought the finger puppets were lame but when I saw all the super villains assembled in one room, I gave it two thumbs up.    

What stands out to you in this scripture?    

Who in the story can you identify with the best?   

Who do you think are the righteous ones that Jesus is referring?   

What do you think Jesus meant when he said… “I desire mercy, not sacrifice”?   

Let’s talk about it on Sunday.  

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