Those Who Are Well Need No Physician

This week’s Table Topic comes from Luke 5:27- 32.

Those Who Are Well Need No Physician

Jesus calls a tax collector, Levi, to be among his disciples. To show his appreciation, Levi throws a banquet feast. The Pharisees get frustrated with Jesus’ willingness to associate with tax collectors and say as much. Jesus’ response is something the church still needs to hear today.


  • What is the longest you’ve ever waited in a doctor’s office or emergency room?
  • Do you have a friend or a family who refuses to go to the doctor?  Why is that?
  • Are we afraid to view Jesus as a doctor for our soul?  What course of treatment do we think he might prescribe?
  • Does gathering for church feel like the gathering of the righteous or the gathering of sinners?  How can you tell?
  • What truth about God do you think Jesus wanted them to know when they got up from the table that day?
  • Where in your life might this truth come into play?

By Rev. Jayne Davis

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