Two Words, Total Transformation (Luke 5:27-39)

Gearl Spicer Gearl Spicer, September 5, 2021
Part of the Discipleship 101 - Personal Lessons From Jesus series, preached at a Sunday Online service

Luke 5:27–39 (Listen)

27 After this he went out and saw a tax collector named Levi, sitting at the tax booth. And he said to him, “Follow me.” 28 And leaving everything, he rose and followed him.

29 And Levi made him a great feast in his house, and there was a large company of tax collectors and others reclining at table with them. 30 And the Pharisees and their scribes grumbled at his disciples, saying, “Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?” 31 And Jesus answered them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. 32 I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.”

33 And they said to him, “The disciples of John fast often and offer prayers, and so do the disciples of the Pharisees, but yours eat and drink.” 34 And Jesus said to them, “Can you make wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them? 35 The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast in those days.” 36 He also told them a parable: “No one tears a piece from a new garment and puts it on an old garment. If he does, he will tear the new, and the piece from the new will not match the old. 37 And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. If he does, the new wine will burst the skins and it will be spilled, and the skins will be destroyed. 38 But new wine must be put into fresh wineskins. 39 And no one after drinking old wine desires new, for he says, ‘The old is good.’”


Sermon Notes

Discipleship 101 - Personal Lessons From Jesus
Two Words, Total Transformation
Luke 5:27-39

Do you realize the power of a simple act of obedience?

"After that He went out and noticed a tax collector named Levi
Sitting in the tax booth, and He said to Him, FOLLOW ME.
And he left everything behind, and got up and began to follow Him."
vs. 27-28

"And Jesus answered and said to them, It is not those who are well
Who need a physician, but this who are sick." vs. 31

The miracle of His timing is that He always meets us in the moments
We need Him the most!

The Call to Obedience- -

I. Jesus sees potential beyond our sight- vs. 27a
*No greater reality in life than His mercy and compassion on the least likely-

II. Jesus issues a simple command- vs. 27b-28
*The power of FOLLOW ME- led to forever and amen!

III. Matthew's response showed his heart change- vs.29
*He shared his hope with others least likely to hear the truth-

IV. Religion always challenges righteousness- vs. 30-32
*Jesus seized the opportunity to validate His reason for coming!

V. HIs teachings were centered in personal relationships-vs. 33-39
*He used the moment to elevate the reality of new birth in Jesus-

Discipleship 101- -Calls on us to trust His timing, follow His instructions
And await the impact!

Are you willing to be a disciple?

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