Followers of Christ are often characterized as the “good people” living clean lives, but when we look at those who first followed Jesus, we realize that many definitely don’t fit that description. Take Matthew for instance: He was a tax collector hated by his fellow Jews for his service to the Romans, but when Jesus called him as a follower, he immediately obeyed.
Jesus knows we’re all sinners; it’s a willingness to change that matters most to him. Matthew heard the call, felt the touch, and embraced the change of Jesus. As Pastor Joe explains in today’s sermon, we can, too.