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Living Word Christian Church


Carmelo Caparros
Apr 10, 2022

INTRODUCTION

What we discover in this passage is the CALLING & FORGIVENESS of the WORST of the WORST – the scum of society. This DIVINE INITIATIVE was completely ABHORRENT to STUBBORN, SELF-RIGHTEOUS, RELIGIOUS ELITE.

Jesus, however makes it clear that He was on a DIVINE RESCUE MISSION. Our study today has 3 POINTS to it and they are as follows:

BODY SERMON

TEXT: Matthew 9:9-13

I. THE DIVINE APPOINTMENT & CALLING OF MATTHEW & FRIENDS vv. 9 – 10

II. THE SELF-RIGHTEOUS OBJECTION OF ENEMIES – v. 11

III. JESUS’ DIVINE DEFENCE – vv. 12 – 13

(a) LOGICAL DEFENCE – v. 12
(b) SCRIPTURAL DEFENCE – v. 13

CONCLUSION

We are all UNDESERVING, but how many are willing to ADMIT that and seek the SALVATION that only Jesus could provide? Indeed, SALVATION is only for those who will HUMBLE THEMSELVES to acknowledge their SPIRITUAL POVERTY!

Those who are SELF-SUFFICIENT, SELF-RIGHTEOUS and PROUD can have NO PART in God’s kingdom