Matthew and the Zealot

Society wants us to be at each other’s throats. If they aren’t in our camp, we are to hate them. However, Jesus provides a better way. He calls us to Himself, not to a side.

Speaker: Jeremy Pickwell
Sermon Date: February 25, 2024
Verses: Matthew 5:44, Luke 3:12-13, Matthew 9:9-13

Bullet Points

  • Matthew’s response was to follow, worship, and tell others.
  • Matthew and Simon were on the opposite sides of the political spectrum.
  • Jesus doesn’t call people to a side, He calls people to Himself.
  • The only label that matters after Christ is His.

Questions to Ask

  1. What was my response to the call of Jesus?
  2. Are you still living under old labels?
  3. Do you too often pick sides instead of picking Jesus?
  4. How do you think these two felt being in the same group?

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