Today, Levi son of Alphaeus (AKA, Matthew, the tax-collector) came to visit Cornerstone Church. Actually, I preached a first person narrative sermon in the character of Matthew from Matthew 9:9-17, entitled "Following the Narrow Way."
To listen, click here: http://cornerstone-marion.org/sermons/10-1121_~A_Visit_from_Levi_(Matt_Proctor).mp3
If you are interested, you may also read through the manuscript (click HERE to download) . I hit about 75% of the manuscript so the audio is close, but I did leave out a few details of interest.
Since this passage speaks to many of the themes in the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7), I decided to make this the next passage preached in our journey through Matthew. It serves as both a transition in our study of Matthew's Gospel and a reiteration of the themes Jesus taught in Matthew 5-7. We take up our next chunk of Matthew after the New Year. I am excited to spend the next 5 or so weeks going through some of the prophetic songs in Isaiah related to the Servant of the Lord.
The finale sermon for our "Charter of the Kingdom" (Matthew 5-7, The Sermon on the Mount) series:
Matthew 7:13ff. "No Ordinary Rabbi" -