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07 matt and tom

  1. 1. Twelve Ordinary Men Changed by One Extra-Ordinary Savior Matthew and Thomas Lesson 7:
  2. 2. The Twelve Judas I. Simon Thaddeus James A. Matthew Thomas Nathanael Philip John James Andrew Peter
  3. 3. What do you know of Matthew? <ul><li>Levi, son of Alphaeus </li></ul><ul><li>Writer of Gospel account. </li></ul><ul><li>Tax Collector </li></ul><ul><li>Humble </li></ul><ul><li>Knows the Old Testament </li></ul>
  4. 4. Matthew’s Call <ul><li>Matt 9:9-10 . </li></ul><ul><li>Luke 5:27-32 . </li></ul><ul><li>Why did Matthew invite publicans and sinners? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Tax Collectors <ul><li>Legitimate Taxes – Rom 13:7 . </li></ul><ul><li>Two types of Publicans </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gabbai </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mokhes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Great (Chief) – Lk 19:2 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Little – hired by Chief. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Not liked by Jews. </li></ul>
  6. 6. What do you know of Thomas? <ul><li>Twin – Didymus </li></ul><ul><li>Doubted Jesus appearance after crucifixion. </li></ul><ul><li>Pessimistic at heart. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Thomas’ Negative Outlook <ul><li>John 11:16. </li></ul><ul><li>John 14:5. </li></ul><ul><li>John 20:25 . </li></ul><ul><li>How might these statements show good in Thomas? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Thomas and Faith <ul><li>John 20:28 . </li></ul><ul><li>Thomas and India. </li></ul><ul><li>If God can use a publican and a pessimist . . . </li></ul>
  9. 9. Next Apostles James, Simon, and Thaddeus

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