Mark 2:14-17 (NIV)
14 As he walked along, he saw Levi son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax collector’s booth. “Follow me,” Jesus told him, and Levi got up and followed him.
15 While Jesus was having dinner at Levi’s house, many tax collectors and sinners were eating with him and his disciples, for there were many who followed him. 16 When the teachers of the law who were Phariseessaw him eating with the sinners and tax collectors, they asked his disciples: “Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?”
17 On hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”
- How do you think Levi sees himself?
- How does this perspective limit his future?
- How does Jesus see Levi?
- How do the Pharisees see Levi?
- Who’s right?
- Does the way you see yourself agree with the way Jesus sees you?
- Do you think that meeting Jesus was the answer to the prayers of some of the sinners?
- How did their prayers allow them to see God in this passage?