The Great Physician for the Sin-Sick World (Mark 2:13-17)

The Great Physician for the Sin-Sick World (Mark 2:13-17)

Mark 2:13-17

I. Jesus calls Levi [also known as Matthew] (Mark 2:13-14)

    A. The multitudes taught (Mark 2:13)
    B. Yet, the Teacher took the time to address the individual – and an individual unworthy of His attention [in the eyes of man] (Mark 2:14)

II. Jesus eats with Levi and his friends (Mark 2:15-16)

    A. Tax collectors and sinners (Mark 2:15)
    B. The Pharisees criticize Jesus (Mark 2:16)

III. Jesus reveals His purpose (Mark 2:17)

    A. The physician treats the sick, not the well (Mark 2:17a)
    B. The Lord calls sinners, not the righteous (Mark 2:17b; cf. Luke 19:10; Romans 3:10)

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