Suggested Icebreaker:  If your home were on fire, what are the first three things (besides people) that you would try to save on the way out?

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Passage: Luke 5:27-32

1.  We see Levi’s (Matthew) response to the Lord’s call in verse 28.  Do you think many who call themselves Christians today have left all, rose up, and followed Jesus?  Why or why not?  What is the result of only answering the Lord’s call half-way?

2.  How do we keep the church from acting like the scribes and Pharisees of verse 30?  What are the consequences of that kind of behavior?

3.  Knowing that Matthew was a publican, what motivated the Pharisees to even show up for this feast?

4.  Knowing that Matthew was a publican, what motivated Jesus to call him?

5.  Application:  Name three reasons the lost don’t come to church.  What will you do about it?

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