Levi throws a party.

Series: The Gospel of Luke: Settled in Spirit | Week 6: Close the Gap

Read Luke 5:29-32

1. What is the first thing Levi does after he starts following Jesus?
2. Who do the religious leaders complain to and why is their reaction to the party so tragic?
3. What can you learn from how Jesus responds to them?

1. When you started following Jesus, was your first reaction to get new, Christian friends or to do what Levi did here and introduce all your buddies to this Jesus you were willing to drop everything to follow? Spend some time now asking God how He might be asking you to close the gap between your non-believing friends and Jesus.
2. Jesus isn’t saying He didn’t come for ‘religious’ people. He’s saying He came for people who know they are sick and need a doctor. Ask God to root out any self-righteousness that may be residing in your heart and to remind you of your own sin-sickness that Jesus came to heal.

For Further Reading: Read the telling of this same story from the book of Matthew.

For Families with Kids at Home
Ask God to help your kids see people the way he sees people. Pray that your kids would be like Jesus, and seek out those who are far from God.

The Gospel of Luke: Settled in Spirit