“Because there are always new developments in God’s work, there is new work, and there is also work that is obsolete and old.

“This old and new work is not contradictory, but complementary; each step follows on from the last.

“God’s intention has always been for His work to be new and alive.”

— Brother Zhang

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Levi gave a large dinner at his home for Jesus. Everybody was there, tax men and other disreputable characters as guests at the dinner.

The Pharisees and their religion scholars came to his disciples greatly offended. “What is he doing eating and drinking with crooks and ‘sinners’?”

Jesus heard about it and spoke up, “Who needs a doctor: the healthy or the sick? I’m here inviting outsiders, not insiders—an invitation to a changed life, changed inside and out.”

Luke 5:29-32, the Message version