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The Calling of Matthew who painstakingly described and in a grand style the Gospel is the wise providence of God.



By: Takao Ogawa
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The Calling of Matthew
Jesus says those who are healthy or have not problems won't appreciate my mercy.  I want the sinners who will repent.  Any man who is righteous has no need for a blessing, because he has received all he needs, so he thinks.  But since Jesus knows our hearts, he know those that want to be forgiven of their sins and want to live righteous will be more grateful of the blessing he has in store.  He knows that they will be living witnesses to the greatness He possesses to make believers out of non-believers. He called for Matthew so he can heal him of his sins and once Matthew was healed, he could tell the people of the land of his great fortune of healing and forgiveness.



By: Vanessa Brown
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Why did Jesus choose Matthew, a known taxgatherer and a despised man, to be His disciple?
Because it is the sick that need to be healed, the sinner that needs to be forgiven. Since Mathew was a sinner, if he could see the light and repent and be saved, he would make the best teacher to help spread the word of the Lord.



By: Richard Warren
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I think the message here was being directed at the Pharisees and by extension to the rest of the 'religious' communities that have followed. They believed that they were better (had more favor with God) because they were followers of the law.

The tax collectors were working for the Romans and were seen as traitors.

I think this was one of the ways Christ was showing the Pharisees that they were not all that they though they were.



By: Andy Davis
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Tax Collectors and Sinners

Jesus called Matthew to follow him because he WAS a tax collector.  He knew Matthew was one of the people who was sick and needed a doctor.  By going to Matthew's house for dinner, Jesus knew he would be in the company of tax collectors and sinners. 

Jesus shows us that when we are being Christlike, we welcome the opportunity to carry the gospel to all mankind, not just to believers (the healthy).  The Mercy he desires means that we should be merciful with everyone; not showing favoritism or wanting anyone to perish.   



By: Margaret Ayala
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Why did Jesus choose Matthew, a known taxgatherer and a despised man, to be His disciple?
To show that the path to God was for every foot to trod not just the righteous.



By: Myles
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Why did Jesus choose Matthew, a known taxgatherer and a despised man, to be His disciple?
It is true that Jesus Christ came to this world to call all the sinners and to give mercy, to repent are being reunited in God the father in heaven.



By: nathaniel villaruz
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Why did Jesus choose Matthew, a known taxgatherer and a despised man, to be His disciple?
Jesus says, Those who are healthy have no need for a physician, but those who are sick do, I desire mercy, and not sacrifice, ` for i came not to call the rightesous, but the sinners to repentance. This is the simple reason to why Christ called Matthew.



By: Bol Joseph Agau
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Why did Jesus choose Matthew, a known taxgatherer and a despised man, to be His disciple?
Jesus came for the sinners and not the righteous.


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By: joanna naipaul
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Why did Jesus choose Matthew, a known taxgatherer and a despised man, to be His disciple?
Jesus came here to teach us to love one another - no matter who you are or where you are from or what you do - God is our Father and we are commanded to love one another. Jesus chose an unlikely candidate for His disciple as an example of this love.



By: Patty
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The Calling of Matthew

As Jesus passed by from there, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax collection office. He said to him, "Follow me." He got up and followed him. It happened as he sat in the house, behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and sat down with Jesus and his disciples. When the Pharisees saw it, they said to his disciples, "Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?"
When Jesus heard it, he said to them, "Those who are healthy have no need for a physician, but those who are sick do. But you go and learn what this means: 'I desire mercy, and not sacrifice,' for I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."

Matthew 9:9-13
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