Get up and follow

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That’s the invitation Matthew got from Jesus. Or was it a challenge? Or both?
He was sitting at the tax collector’s booth where he worked, and there Jesus met him and told him “Follow me”. It wasn’t even a question, Jesus didn’t present the pros and cons and let Matthew evaluate the proposal. “Follow me”.
Matthew did. He got up and followed, and went from being a tax collector tobeing a gospel writer. This semester we want to listen as Matthew tells about the man who changed his life. The man who changed the world. The man who showed the face and grace of God. The man who taught him a new way of thinking about wealth and riches. The man who taught him how to talk with God. This semester, we let Matthew tell us about Jesus.