Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Matthew 9:35 - 10:42; Lesson 11

Chuck's study this week:

Lesson    11
Passage Matthew 9:35-10:42

Content (List of Topics or Events)

Need: Workers for the harvest (Matthew 9:35- 10:4)
a. Jesus proclaims good news and healing and shares need with disciples (35-38)
b. Jesus gives authority to drive our spirits and heal (1)
c. The disciples of Christ (2-4)
Warning: Instructions, warnings and assurances to the workers (Matthew 10:5-31)
a. Go to Israel and heal, raise dead and cleanse (5-8)
b. Travel light; dependent on welcoming persons (9-15)
c. Workers until the kingdom comes will be persecuted (16-31)
Indicators: Priorities and attitude of those that follow Jesus (Matthew 10:32-42)
a. Following Jesus challenges our priorities and allegiance  (32-37)
b. Following Jesus requires hardship (38-39)
c. Acceptance of disciples is acceptance of Jesus (40-42)

Divisions (Main Blocks of Thought)

Need: Workers for the harvest
Matthew 9:35- 10:4
Warning: Instructions, warnings and assurances to the workers
 Matthew 10:5-31
Indicators: Priorities and Attitude of those that follow Jesus
 Matthew  10:32-42

Subject Sentence (Summarizes the contents of the Divisions – No more than 10 words)

Jesus provides authority to workers, with warnings and follower characteristics

Aim (Main Teaching Point of the Passage)

To learn we are ambassadors for Christ sharing the good news to the needy, providing healing and hope for the lost.

Specific Application Questions

1.       What is the harvest Christ has put in front of you?  How do you recognize their need?
2.       How has Jesus challenged you and what assurances do you hold from Christ?
3.       Is the indicator of a follower your description; how should you change to match that description?

Principles to Remember

The harvest is ready for those who will present Jesus
Our reward is beyond this earthly life.
Disciples are representatives of Christ; what others do to us they do to Christ

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