Levi was the son of Alphaeus.
He was a tax collector
Tax collectors were hated by the people.
Tax collectors often cheated the people and took more money than they should.
One day Jesus saw Levi sitting in the tax office.
Jesus said to him, "Follow me."
Levi got up, left everything and followed Jesus
He had a new job.
He was now an apostle and followed Jesus
He had a new name.
It was now Matthew.
Matthew was a very good record keeper.
He kept records of much of what Jesus said.
He wrote in detail the Sermon on the Mount.
Matthew was the first man to write down what Jesus taught us
He wrote the Gospel according to Matthew.
Matthew 9:9; 10:3
Mark 2:14 (Levi); 3:18
Luke 5:27-29 (Levi); 6:15
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