In our last lesson we learnt about the call of the disciples (Simon, Andrew, James and John). Today’s lesson is about the call of another disciple, Matthew. What was the job of Matthew? Why was he unpopular with some of the Jewish people? Share with the children the story of Jesus having dinner in the tax collector’s house.
Call of Matthew story
What does this story tell you about the people that Jesus actually chose?
What would you say if you saw Jesus going to dinner with a sinner?
What do you think other people would say?
What would Jesus say?
What would Matthew be thinking/feeling?
Do you think he was sorry for making bad choices?
Would Jesus forgive him?
Retell the story briefly in your own words and discuss what the story makes you wonder about.