Him? Them?


Text: Matthew 9:9-13

Big Idea: Jesus’s call of Matthew as a disciple/apostle brings some interesting thoughts.


I.   Jesus calls the ___________ person - Matthew.

A.   We don’t ___________ much about Matthew.

B.   He is called both Matthew and ___________.

C.   He is a ___________ gatherer.

D.   He would not have been ___________.

E.   That said, a tax collector may not have been the ___________ choice for an apostle.


II.  Where there is ___________.

A.   The old saying, birds of a ___________. . .

B.   ___________ accepts Matthew into the band.

C.   He has a ___________ for them.

D.   Matthew invites his friends and ___________.

E.   And there goes the ___________.


III.  Thus, THE question - ___________?

A.   The Pharisees come to the ___________ as ask about Jesus’s associations.

B.   The Pharisees were very concerned with __________.

C.   The Pharisees were very concerned with __________.

D.   The Pharisees were very concerned with the ______.

E.   This was unacceptable to them all they ___________.

F.   Jesus’s answer, “___________ and learn. . .”

G.   What is really ___________?

H.   What is important to God? ___________.

I.   Oh, and we help those who ___________ it.


IV.  I come away with two ___________ reflections.

A.   But first, I wonder about the disciples’s ___________.

B.   Personally, I am intrigued by our ___________.

C.   How often do I ___________ what I am doing here?


Challenge: Jesus’s answer would be the same today. I came for the sick and not the righteous (self-righteous). And I, we, certainly fit the bill. We all need the Physician. We also have the need to be welcoming to others like us. The world has enough Pharisees.


Action Step: ______________________________


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Here At Shelton Christian Church


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3. Go to www.sheltonchristian.com and find a link on the first page.


PARKING LOTS LISTENERS?  Yes, the radio channel is posted on the church building. Come on in for a bulletin and the communion emblems.




· Sunday Morning Adult Small Group   - every Sunday at 9:00 a.m.

· Laura’s Theme Encouragement Meetings -(every Tuesday at 10am)

· Youth Group (every Wednesday evening, 6:30-8:00pm)

· January 27—Men’s Gathering

· January 30—SCC’s Annual Meeting

· February 18-21—Kid’s Winter Retreat at PVCC for 4-6th  graders


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Let’s Pray

For the Week of January 23

(A convenient tear-off to keep for your personal prayer time)


· SCC Mission Support— Global Vision Citadel Ministries; Care Net Pregnancy Center; Christian Evangelistic Association; Pleasant Valley Christian Camp; Habitat For Humanity; Love Inc. of Mason County; & World Outreach Ministries

· SCC Leadership—Pastor Bruce and Youth Minister Sherry, Elders, Ministry Community, Bible Teachers & Worship Leaders

· 2021 SCC Elders—Hebrews 13:17-18; Mike Woods, Rick Korver, John Blanton, Ken Keiper, Gabriel Newman, Don Kunkle, Bill Adam, Cliff Johnson and Bob Cobstill

· Our Shut-ins—Jean McMath, Virginia Howe, Olive Lanman, Elaine Adam and those staying home due to covid

· Carolyn LeCompte—healing from a torn retina

· Mary Wyatt—healing from a fall needed, also pneumonia/congestive heart failure

· Barb Parker—continued healing from a recent surgery

· Don Johnson—a friend of Cliff Johnson, healing from cancer

· Sherry Thacker—healing for her   broken wrist

· Carisa Kunkle & ship crew

· Gil Palmer—continued healing

· Karen Pentony—continued prayers of healing

· Wanda, Arnie LeCompte’s  mother—continued prayer

· Pray for our country—to please God with our laws

· Pray for those who are recovering from covid, pray that the virus will decline worldwide

· Pray for those who are         struggling with anxiety

· Pray for our schools and hospital in regards to covid





FEB. 18-21


 Pleasant Valley Christian Camp, Mineral, WA


(see Bruce if    interested)