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Matthew 9:9 A Good Shepherd’s Gospel


Matthew 9:9

 As Jesus went on from there, He saw a man called Matthew sitting in the tax collector’s office; and He said to him, “Follow Me!” And he got up and followed Him.

I first met Pastor Talbot Davis in the fall of 2021, between Thanksgiving and Christmas. My new brother in Christ, Jason, took me to the Good Shepherd Methodist church he attended. I had just moved in with Jason to be his Bible teacher. When Jason introduced me to Pastor Talbot, It was a little awkward to hear him say, “Meet Sam; he is a Bible scholar. “As pastor of a Methodist Church, I knew very well that Mr. Davis had been to seminary school. Before I met Pastor Talbot, I was an issue with my current church and a few pastors. I have been a Seventh Day Adventist Christian since 2001, but I love attending all Christian churches just for the fellowship. I have known many pastors who are a little hard to communicate with. My mother’s pastor Greg Neely is very difficult to contact. Numerous church pastors may be late or not return emails, texts, or phones. A pastor’s job is very busy and demanding, but a shepherd of God’s flock is not so good if he doesn’t acknowledge the congregation. Once as attended the Good Shepherd church, I went to the lobby hoping to meet Talbot and take him. When I saw him, I approached him and said, “My friend and roommate Jason needs you to talk to him and a lot of prayers for his depression. Talbot replied, “That is very caring of you, Sam; I will do that.” I have been impressed by Talbot’s preaching and teaching; he is generally available for conversation. If Talbot is not available, he will tell me the why.  He loves the Lord and teaches that you and I should have a living relationship with God. Recently he wrote and published a new book, “Come Alive: Conversations with Scripture: Conversations with Scripture, Matthew: Matthew.” His book is written to explain the gospel according to Matthew to you and me in a close personal way. He tells you and me who Matthew the tax-collector was and that he was a well-educated man like himself. Talbot wants to tell you in his book about the time and the culture Matthew lived in. Talbot asked me to blog about his book, and I feel honored. I am not a pastor nor a Bible scholar like my brother in Christ, Jason Fields, introduced me. But I feel much like Pastor Talbot and the disciple Matthew and say go follow Jesus.  Read Talbot Davis’ book about Matthew’s gospel. That says, follow the Good Shepherd Jesus so that you and I can have a living relationship with the Lord, and I know you will be blessed. God bless you all; the Good Shepherd Jesus loves you, and so do I. The Lord’s humble bondservant, Samuel Jerry Head.

Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. 19 Go, therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to follow all that I commanded you; and behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

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