Study Class Material
We are excited to announce that we have added a new page to our website entitled, "Study Class Material." The study material will be questions from Carlton's live-feed sermons and Bible study that can now be viewed on our facebook page, "Chiefland Church of Christ Bible Study Group." In order to have access from our website, if you are using your mobile phone, click on the menu tab, scroll down to, "Study Class Material." You will then be able to choose from the individual books of the Bible currently being presented as they are being posted, or from past Bible lessons. If you are accessing our website from a computer, look at the top of the page and click on the tab, "Study Class Material," you will then have a dropdown menu to choose the books of the Bible posted, and then have access to the questions.
We hope that you will enjoy and be encouraged by this new feature.
Coffee With Carlton
COFFEE WITH CARLTON: Bible Reading Observations
MAY 1, 2020 – Mark 2:13- (NASB)
Coffee is ready, New Testament opened, and glad you are here.
Summary of the text:
People are coming to Jesus when He is along the seashore. While teaching them He passes by Levi, the tax collector, and extends an invitation to him. Levi accepts and invites Jesus to his house. Levi invites his fellow tax collectors and other “sinners” for a meal at his house. Presumably, the scribes and Pharisees are outside observing Jesus eating and associating with these “sinners.” Responding to their question, “Why is He eating with tax collectors and sinners,” Jesus quotes a “saying” and then informs them He came to “call sinners.”
This story is all about inviting. Jesus invites Levi who invites his friends and associates. These friends are then invited by Jesus to no longer be “sinners” (those not right with God) but “righteous.” To invite is to make a polite request; done in a kind, courteous or complimentary way. It is encouraging someone to attend or participate in some event or activity. It is not making a decision for them; nor is it forcing or manipulating them to act. It is to “call” someone to take action. Notice the chain reaction which occurred simply because of one invite. Think of all the people who were “healed,” made righteous, simply because Jesus invited Levi to follow Him. Today, one invite can produce the same results.