Luke 5:27-32
"The Company Jesus Keeps"

In this next part of the Jesus story as told to us by Luke, we witness a surprising friendship.  There is little doubt it was surprising to one of the parties involved, a man named Levi.  And it was surprising, shocking actually, to the religious people too.  But God's grace and his redemptive work is like that.  It is surprisingly good news!  The good news is that Jesus came for people who need his grace, and he freely gives pours it out to all who come to him in repentance and faith.