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					“The Master‟s Guide to
     Greatness”
          Part 4
   Define Your Mission”
   Matthew 9:27 – 10:15
I want Jesus to…
         Blind men want
       Jesus to heal them.
• Two blind men “followed” Jesus.
 As Jesus went on from there, two blind
 men followed him (Matthew 9:27)
         Blind men want
       Jesus to heal them.
• The blind men demonstrated faith in
  Jesus
 As Jesus went on from there, two blind
 men followed him, calling out, “Have
 mercy on us, Son of David!”
      Blind men want Jesus
          to heal them.
• The blind men demonstrated faith in
  Jesus
 When he had gone indoors, the blind
 men came to him, and he asked them,
         Blind men want
       Jesus to heal them.
• The blind men demonstrated faith in
  Jesus
  Do you believe that I am able to do
 this?”
 “Yes, Lord,” they replied.
         (Matthew 9:27-28)
          Blind men want
        Jesus to heal them.
• Their response shows their faith is
  growing.
 Then he touched their eyes and said,
 “According to your faith will it be done
 to you”; and their sight was restored.
          Blind men want
        Jesus to heal them.
• Their response shows their faith is
  growing.
 Then he touched their eyes and said,
 Jesus warned them sternly, “See that
 no one knows about this.”
          Blind men want
        Jesus to heal them.
• Their response shows their faith is
  growing.
 But they went out and spread the news
 about him all over that region.
                       (Matthew 9:29-31)
          Blind men want
        Jesus to heal them.
• “According to your faith” means in
  response to not in proportion to your
  faith”.
A demon-possessed mute man
 wants delivered and healed.
While they were going out, a man who
was demon-possessed and could not
talk was brought to Jesus.
A demon-possessed mute man
 wants delivered and healed.
And when the demon was driven out,
the man who had been mute spoke. The
crowd was amazed and said, “Nothing
like this has ever been seen in Israel.”
(Matthew 9:32-33)
A demon-possessed mute man
 wants delivered and healed.
• Jesus is demonstrating that He is the
  messiah.
 In that day the deaf will hear the words
 of the scroll, and out of gloom and
 darkness the eyes of the
 blind will see.
             (Isaiah 29:18)
A demon-possessed mute man
 wants delivered and healed.
• Jesus is demonstrating that He is the
  messiah.
 Then will the eyes of the blind be
 opened and the ears of the deaf
 unstopped. (Isaiah 35:5)
     The religious leaders
       were ticked off.
But the Pharisees said, “It is by the
prince of demons that he drives out
demons.” (Matthew 9:34)
The religious leaders were
     ticked off. (v.34)
        Jesus is motivated
          by His critics.
• Jesus ministry was holistic.
 Jesus went through all the towns and
 villages, teaching in their synagogues,
 preaching the good news of the
 kingdom and healing every
 disease and sickness.
           (Matthew 9:35)
 Jesus is motivated
   by His critics.
                Billy Graham




Mother Teresa
        Jesus is motivated
          by His critics.
• Jesus ministry was driven by
  compassion.
 When he saw the crowds, he had
 compassion on them, because they
 were harassed and helpless, like sheep
 without a shepherd.
           (Matthew 9:36)
       Jesus is motivated
         by His critics.
• Jesus was “just sick” because the
  people were torn and thrown down.
 because they were harassed and
 helpless,
        Jesus is motivated
          by His critics.
• Jesus was “just sick” because the
  leaders had abandoned their
  responsibilities.
  like sheep without a shepherd
    Jesus gets some help
     in spreading hope to
       hopeless people.
Then he said to his disciples, “The
harvest is plentiful but the workers are
few. Ask the Lord of the harvest,
therefore, to send out workers into his
harvest field.”
       (Matthew 9:37-38)
    Jesus gets some help
     in spreading hope to
       hopeless people.
He called his twelve disciples to him
and gave them authority to drive out
evil spirits and to heal every disease
and sickness.
    Jesus gets some help
     in spreading hope to
       hopeless people.
These are the names of the twelve
apostles: first, Simon (who is called
Peter) and his brother Andrew; James
son of Zebedee, and his brother John;
Philip and Bartholomew;
    Jesus gets some help
     in spreading hope to
       hopeless people.
Thomas and Matthew the tax collector;
James son of Alphaeus, and
Thaddaeus; Simon the Zealot and
Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.
(Matthew 10:1-4)
      Jesus gets some help
       in spreading hope to
         hopeless people.
• Matthew calls these twelve guys the
  “apostles” or the “sent ones”.
 These twelve Jesus sent out with the
 following instructions:
            (Matthew 10:5)
            Bottom Line:
• Live with and live for the eternal hope
  of Jesus Christ.
Braken Burns
If you are just starting or starting over
as a follower of Jesus Christ…
   What you really need is hope!
If you have been a follower of
  Jesus Christ then begin to
      spread His hope…
         The Instructions:
• Find your authority to do ministry in
  Christ (v.1)
 He called his twelve disciples to him
 and gave them authority to drive out
 evil spirits and to heal every disease
 and sickness.
          The Instructions:
• Start where you are (vv. 5-6)
 “Do not go among the Gentiles or enter
 any town of the Samaritans. Go rather
 to the lost sheep of Israel.
Your Mission Field…
         The Instructions:
• Focus on eternal hope in all you do and
  say (v.7)
 As you go, preach this message: „The
 kingdom of heaven is near.‟
         The Instructions:
• Connect with people at their point of
  need, concern or interest (v.8a)
 Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse
 those who have leprosy, drive out
 demons.
         The Instructions:
• Remember your own spiritual journey
  (v.8b)
 Freely you have received, freely give.
         The Instructions:
• Stay dependent on God (vv.9-10)
 Do not take along any gold or silver or
 copper in your belts; take no bag for
 the journey, or extra tunic, or sandals
 or a staff; for the worker is worth his
 keep.
         The Instructions:
• Find the person of peace ( v.11)
 “Whatever town or village you enter,
 search for some worthy person there
 and stay at his house until you leave.
         The Instructions:
• Bless your partners with peace (vv.11-
  13)
 As you enter the home, give it your
 greeting. If the home is deserving, let
 your peace rest on it; if it is not, let
 your peace return to you.
         The Instructions:
• Stay pure even when rejected (vv.14-15)
 If anyone will not welcome you or listen
 to your words, shake the dust off your
 feet when you leave that home or town.
         The Instructions:
• Stay pure even when rejected (vv.14-15)
 I tell you the truth, it will be more
 bearable for Sodom and Gomorrah on
 the day of judgment than for that town.
         The Instructions:
• Know your own area of weakness (v.16)
 I am sending you out like sheep among
 wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as
 snakes and as innocent as doves.
            Bottom Line:
• Jesus did not call His disciples to do
  missions – he called us to live His
  kingdom!

				
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