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1 “The Master’s Guide to Greatness” Part 4 Define Your Mission” Matthew 9:27 – 10:15

2 I want Jesus to…

3 Blind men want Jesus to heal them. Two blind men “followed” Jesus.Two blind men “followed” Jesus. As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed him (Matthew 9:27)

4 Blind men want Jesus to heal them. The blind men demonstrated faith in JesusThe 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!”

5 Blind men want Jesus to heal them. The blind men demonstrated faith in JesusThe blind men demonstrated faith in Jesus When he had gone indoors, the blind men came to him, and he asked them,

6 Blind men want Jesus to heal them. The blind men demonstrated faith in JesusThe blind men demonstrated faith in Jesus Do you believe that I am able to do this?” Do you believe that I am able to do this?” “Yes, Lord,” they replied. (Matthew 9:27-28) (Matthew 9:27-28)

7 Blind men want Jesus to heal them. Their response shows their faith is growing.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.

8 Blind men want Jesus to heal them. Their response shows their faith is growing.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.”

9 Blind men want Jesus to heal them. Their response shows their faith is growing.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) (Matthew 9:29-31)

10 Blind men want Jesus to heal them. “According to your faith” means in response to not in proportion to your faith”.“According to your faith” means in response to not in proportion to your faith”.

11 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.

12 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)

13 A demon-possessed mute man wants delivered and healed. Jesus is demonstrating that He is the messiah.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) (Isaiah 29:18)

14 A demon-possessed mute man wants delivered and healed. Jesus is demonstrating that He is the messiah.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)

15 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)

16 The religious leaders were ticked off. (v.34)

17 Jesus is motivated by His critics. Jesus ministry was holistic.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) (Matthew 9:35)

18 Jesus is motivated by His critics. Teresa Mother Teresa Billy Graham

19 Jesus is motivated by His critics. Jesus ministry was driven by compassion.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) (Matthew 9:36)

20 Jesus is motivated by His critics. Jesus was “just sick” because the people were torn and thrown down.Jesus was “just sick” because the people were torn and thrown down. because they were harassed and helpless,

21 Jesus is motivated by His critics. Jesus was “just sick” because the leaders had abandoned their responsibilities.Jesus was “just sick” because the leaders had abandoned their responsibilities. like sheep without a shepherd like sheep without a shepherd

22 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) (Matthew 9:37-38)

23 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.

24 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;

25 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)

26 Jesus gets some help in spreading hope to hopeless people. Matthew calls these twelve guys the “apostles” or the “sent ones”.Matthew calls these twelve guys the “apostles” or the “sent ones”. These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: (Matthew 10:5) (Matthew 10:5)

27 Bottom Line: Live with and live for the eternal hope of Jesus Christ.Live with and live for the eternal hope of Jesus Christ.

28 Braken Burns

29 If you are just starting or starting over as a follower of Jesus Christ… What you really need is hope!

30 If you have been a follower of Jesus Christ then begin to spread His hope…

31 The Instructions: Find your authority to do ministry in Christ (v.1)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.

32 The Instructions: Start where you are (vv. 5-6)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.

33 Your Mission Field…

34 The Instructions: Focus on eternal hope in all you do and say (v.7)Focus on eternal hope in all you do and say (v.7) As you go, preach this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven is near.’

35 The Instructions: Connect with people at their point of need, concern or interest (v.8a)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.

36 The Instructions: Remember your own spiritual journey (v.8b)Remember your own spiritual journey (v.8b) Freely you have received, freely give.

37 The Instructions: Stay dependent on God (vv.9-10)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.

38 The Instructions: Find the person of peace ( v.11)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.

39 The Instructions: Bless your partners with peace (vv )Bless your partners with peace (vv ) 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.

40 The Instructions: Stay pure even when rejected (vv.14-15)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.

41 The Instructions: Stay pure even when rejected (vv.14-15)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.

42 The Instructions: Know your own area of weakness (v.16)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.

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44 Bottom Line: Jesus did not call His disciples to do missions – he called us to live His kingdom!Jesus did not call His disciples to do missions – he called us to live His kingdom!

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