Sunday, December 1, 2013

Jesus' Apostles - Matthew

We've learned about 6 apostles so far:
Fishermen Andrew and Simon Peter
Fishermen James and John who were brothers and sons of Zebedee.
Philip and Bartholomew who were from the same town as the others.

In another town, Jesus called a man named Matthew who was a tax collector.
In Jesus days tax collectors were usually not very good people, they cheated and stole from people when they collected taxes.
So when Jesus called on Matthew a lot of people were upset because they thought he was bad.
Jesus told them that he didn't come to help the people who were perfect, he came to help out the sinners.
calling of st. matthew
(from: wikipedia - calling of matthew)

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