TEXT:  Luke 5:27-32.  Compare with: Matthew 9:9-13; Mark 2:13-17

I. A true witness is always looking for people to witness to (vv. 27-28)

  1. Jesus was leaving one ministry opportunity and going to another
  2. Jesus saw Levi as He was just passing by as He travelled
  3. Jesus called Levi to join Him in His journey of ministry

II. A true witness seizes unique opportunities to witness (vv. 29-30)

  1. Levi created an opportunity to introduce his friends to Jesus
  2. Jesus accepted the invitation of Levi to his hospitality evangelism
  3. Jesus was criticized for obeying the will of His Father as a faithful witness

III. A true witness is unapologetically a faithful witness (vv. 31-32)

  1. Jesus accepted the criticism
  2. Jesus explains the reason (I Peter 3:15-18)
  3. Jesus witnesses in His explanation
  1. The Pharisees thought they were well spiritually due to their religiosity
  2. The Pharisees were trusting in their own righteousness from devotion
  3. The Pharisees needed to realize they were in need of Jesus