The Instincts of Jesus: Incarnation
Passage: Matthew 9:35-38, Matthew 10:5
Memory Verse for the Week: Matthew 9:37-38 & 10:5 (ESV)
Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” … These twelve Jesus sent out. …
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Intro: When did you last see someone who was in trouble?
A REALISTIC ASSESSMENT
How would you diagnose what’s wrong with people?
HOW DOES JESUS RESPOND?
How did Jesus respond?
WHAT IS YOUR PART IN THE STORY?
Why is it significant that Jesus invited us into this labor?
YOU CAN PRAY WITH US ...
1. Worship the LORD for His surpassing holiness and glory. Praise Him, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, that no one and no thing can possibly compare with Him in His beauty and worth!
2. How have you committed your time and energies to your own mission, rather than engaging in the work that Jesus has given you to do? Confess your negligence to Jesus, asking Him to forgive you and help you to regain your purpose in His Kingdom.
3. Read John 10:10-11. Give thanks to Jesus that He is the Good Shepherd, God in the flesh, who laid down His life for His sheep. Thank Him for becoming the Lamb who was slaughtered where you should have been!
4. Who do you know that is harassed and helpless, like a sheep without a shepherd? Jesus told you to pray, so pray for them, and ask the Lord of the harvest to send workers to them (and that likely would include you).
5. Ask the Holy Spirit to grow you in your knowledge of the Gospel, your ability to express it, your compassion for those who do not yet believe, and your courage to continue especially when the world does not readily listen.
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