MESSAGE NOTES:

Matthew 9:35-38,
35  Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues,
proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and
sickness.  36  When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they
were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.  37  Then he said to his
disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.  38  Ask the Lord of the
harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”

1. The Compassion of the Savior

Matthew 9:36a,
36  When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were
harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.

2. The Condition of the Sinners

Matthew 9:36a,
36  When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were
harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.
Isaiah 53:6
We all, like sheep, have gone astray.
Psalms 100:3
…we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Psalms 23:1
The LORD is my shepherd.

3. The Commission of the Saints

Matthew 9:37-38, 37  Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers arefew.  38  Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his
harvest field.”

THE FLOCK PICTURES THE FACT THAT WE NEED GOD
THE FIELD PICTURES THE FACT THAT GOD NEEDS US

Matthew 10:1,
Jesus called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive out
impure spirits and to heal every disease and sickness.

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