Apostle Matthew the Publican and Apostle Thomas the Doubter video. Matthew, also called Levi, was a tax collector when called by Jesus. Tax collectors (KJV – publicans) were hated and despised by everyone, not only Jews. You would have hated them too. The reason is they were dishonest and mean people. What is the first word you think when you hear the name “Thomas”? Doubt, right? People say, “You’re a doubting Thomas.” That comes from Thomas the apostle. We see once more how Jesus will call even someone full of doubt and use that person to help change the world.

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO LUKE CHAPTER 6

by Delbert Young

Apostle Matthew the Publican and Apostle Thomas the Doubter video (Luke 6:12-16)

Apostle Matthew the Publican and Apostle Thomas the Doubter video

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Apostle Matthew the Publican and Apostle Thomas the Doubter video Luke 6:12-16

Scriptures: Luke 6:12-16; Matthew 9:9; Luke 5:27-28; Luke 5:29; Matthew 9:11; Matthew 9:12-13; John 11:16; John 14:4-5; John 20:24-25; John 20:26; John 20:27; John 20:28; Luke 22:29-30

 

 

Today we will talk about Matthew and Thomas. We’ve already studied Matthew’s conversion and calling by Jesus in chapter 5, so we will only hit a few main points. Matthew is a common name today because of the Matthew of the Bible; at least that’s where the name gets its origin. What’s most interesting about Matthew is how far away he was from God when called compared to where he came.

Matthew, also called Levi, was a tax collector when called by Jesus. Tax collectors (KJV – publicans) were hated and despised by everyone, not only Jews. You would have hated them too. The reason is they were dishonest and mean people. They were labeled the low-life scum of humanity. Perhaps today think of a molester, or a man who physically and mentally abuses his wife and children, or a rapist. Then put the tax collector beneath them. They were the lowest of the low. They were seen as, and were, traitors to the Jews and to their own families as they worked for Rome taking taxes and take they did… (continue sermon notes)

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Matthew

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_the_Apostle

http://www.ccel.org/bible/phillips/CN500APOSTLES%20FATE.htm#thomas