We are beginning a six week series titled “The Gospel of Matthew” at Center City Church this weekend. We are going to take six stories from this amazing book and unpack them each week.

This week, we are looking at the calling of one of Jesus’ disciples, Matthew, to follow Christ (Matthew 9:9-13). This is an incredible story of a despised man that encountered Jesus and was given a second chance. Matthew was a tax collector, despised for his trade that included rampant greed and dishonesty. Jesus called him out and he immediately responded.

Matthew was forever changed by one decision to follow Christ.

We are going to offer all who will hear a second chance on Sunday. I am praying that many will respond to this message of God’s love. I am praying that many will find healing and freedom.

I’m so grateful that God has given me a second chance so many times.