Follow Me:†This sermon is part of The Gospel According to Mark series. In the crowds of people following Jesus, there are both sinners and the self-righteous. To one of the sinners, a tax collector named Levi, Jesus says, “Follow Me.” Levi does and throws Jesus a banquet at his house which is†scandalous to the self-righteous. Why would Jesus associate himself with this man? Jesus’ ironic reply reveals the true sickness of†self-righteousness, but also the scandal of the grace of God: “I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” To follow Jesus means that we hear his call and see our own sin, that Jesus is our priority and pattern, but most of all that Jesus is precious to us in light of his scandalous grace in forgiving both sinner and self-righteous.
Recorded on Feb 22, 2015 by Pastor Josh Crabb on Mark 2:13-17. Listen/download Here: