Conflict with Leaders
Topic: PM Service Passage: Mark 2:1–2:17
Jesus’ willingness to eat with the tax collectors and sinners in the house of Levi helps us to understand that Christ came to save the sick and the sinners. Only God can forgive sins, and this forgiveness can only be received by those who truly realize their need.
I. Who can forgive sins?
A. The truth of their question
B. The hardness of their hearts
C. The true need of the paralytic
II. Why does He eat with sinners?
A. The call of Levi
B. The meal with sinners and tax collectors
c) The invitation to the sick and the sinner