Matthew 9 - The King’s Authority To Embrace Sinners

September 16th, 2016

Hot on the heels of claiming God's authority to forgive sin, Jesus calls the tax collector, Matthew, and decides to have dinner with sinners. Again the Pharisees and scribes are puzzled! Why would Rabbi Yeshua choose to do such a thing? There is more to this than meets the eye! Both Yeshua and the Pharisees want the same thing. This account is about what that is and how Yeshua and the Pharisees differ in their outreach. This is an encouraging message for anyone wanting to reach out to those who would never darken the doorway of a church building!