Contributed by Jim Butcher on Dec 18, 2013
This encounter makes no sense (why would Matthew just get up and follow this man) unless you know the behind-the-scenes encounters that happened prior. This message unpacks the need for that hidden work in our lives to see God moves powerfully.
WHY DOES MATTHEW FOLLOW A STRANGER? The public commitment was preceded by behind-the-scenes work.
- Matthew 9:9.
- Matthew 4:18-22; John 1:35-42.
- Matthew doesn't follow a stranger. He had a previous relationship with Jesus. This public moment was preceded by behind-the-scenes