Characters in the bible – Matthew – Matthew 9:9-13

Characters in the bible – Matthew – Matthew 9:9-13

Matthew 9:9-13

As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector’s booth. “Follow me,” he told him, and Matthew got up and followed him.

10 While Jesus was having dinner at Matthew’s house, many tax collectors and sinners came and ate with him and his disciples. 11 When the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?”

12 On hearing this, Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. 13 But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”


Have you said goodbye to the old life and embraced the new life in Christ?

How can we welcome every sinner and lead them to the savour Jesus?

How can we be a place of healing, acceptance and deliverance to all?