11 December 2022 Sunday Morning Service
5:27 After this, Jesus went out and saw a tax collector by the name of Levi sitting at his tax booth. “Follow me,” Jesus said to him,
5:28 and Levi got up, left everything and followed him.
5:29 Then Levi held a great banquet for Jesus at his house, and a large crowd of tax collectors and others were eating with them.
5:30 But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law who belonged to their sect complained to his disciples, “Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and ‘sinners’?”
5:31 Jesus answered them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.
5:32 I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”
5:33 They said to him, “John’s disciples often fast and pray, and so do the disciples of the Pharisees, but yours go on eating and drinking.”
5:34 Jesus answered, “Can you make the guests of the bridegroom fast while he is with them?
5:35 But the time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them; in those days they will fast.”
5:36 He told them this parable: “No one tears a patch from a new garment and sews it on an old one. If he does, he will have torn the new garment, and the patch from the new will not match the old.
5:37 And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. If he does, the new wine will burst the skins, the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined.
5:38 No, new wine must be poured into new wineskins.
5:39 And no one after drinking old wine wants the new, for he says, ‘The old is better.'”