Sometimes Jesus finds “people of peace” that he can work with to reach others. In this case, he calls one tax collector to follow him, allowing him to get to know all of his tax-collecting friends. He then enters their world and meets them in their sin and shows them his Father.
Jesus speaks identity into his disciples. He changes Simon's name to Peter. He nicknames the other Simon "the Zealot." He nicknames two others "The Sons of Thunder." He calls 12 of them "apostles." Jesus invests calling in them through names, and titles. What names and titles is he speaking over you? What names and titles does he want you to speak over others?