MATTHEW 10

6 Outlines

 

Matthew 10:2

LEADERS AND LOVERS

 

The first four apostles that Matthew says Jesus chose, turned out to include two leaders and two lovers.

 

PETER LED THE CHURCH - See Acts 1 & 2 and other Acts passages for details.  He was not the first pope, but he was the first significant leader.

 

ANDREW LED THE CHRISTLESS - Andrew was always bringing someone to Jesus.  See John 1:40-42, 6:8-9, 12:20-22

 

JAMES PRACTICED LOVE TO THE MAX - Acts 12:1-2 - He loved Christ by giving his life as a martyr.

 

JOHN PREACHED LOVE TO THE MAX - 1 John 3:11-18, 4:7-11

 

The phrase "to the max" means to the maximum point. James and John did as much as they could to practice and preach love.

 

 

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Matthew 10:5-20

SPECIAL MISSION

 

Jesus sent the twelve disciples out to do ministry.

 

PLACE OF MINISTRY - Vss. 5-6

At this time before Jesus went to the cross, Jesus' ministry was to the "lost sheep of Israel".

The disciples, therefore were not yet sent to the Gentiles or Samaritans. That changed when Jesus rose from the dead. Matthew 28:19-20, Mark 16:15, Acts 1:8

 

PRACTICE OF MINISTRY - Vss. 7-8

They were to preach that the Kingdom of God was at hand, and were to perform miracles.

Freely they had received, they were to freely give.  This is a good point for us today.  We have received freely received God's grace. We should freely share God's grace.

 

PROVISION FOR MINISTRY - Vss. 9-11

The people of Israel were to be used of God to provide for the needs of the disciples.

 

PRECAUTIONS FOR MINISTRY - Vss. 12-20

Peace was to be on the homes that received the disciples' ministry. Vss. 12-13a

The disciples were to reject those who rejected their ministry. Vss. 13b-15

The disciples were to be "wise as serpents" and harmless as doves. Vs. 16

The disciples were to be prepared to face persecution. Vss. 17-18

The disciples were not to be afraid what they would say. The Spirit of God would provide the words. Vss. 19-20

 

 

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Matthew 10:21-31

FAITHFUL DISCIPLESHIP

 

THERE IS CONFLICT OVER CHRIST – Vss.21-23

THERE IS CONTENTMENT IN CHRIST – Vss. 24-25

THERE IS CONFIDENCE THROUGH CHRIST – Vs. 26, 28-31

THERE IS COMMUNICATION OF CHRIST – Vs. 27

 

 

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Matthew 10: 28-33

THAT’S PROGRESS!

 

FEAR – Vs. 28

Leads to

FAITH – Vss. 29-31

Which leads to

FAITHFULNESS – Vss. 32-33

 

 

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Matthew 10:34-42

SO, YOU WANT TO FOLLOW JESUS!

 

THE DIVISION THAT JESUS CAUSES - Vss. 34-36

THE DEVOTION THAT JESUS INSPIRES - Vss. 37-39

THE DEDICATION THAT JESUS REWARDS - Vss. 40-42

 

 

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Matthew 10:36-38

THE HARVEST

 

Our Lord shows his burden for the lost, and one of our responsibilities in bringing people to Christ.

 

COMPASSION Vs. 36

The Lord Jesus had compassion of the multitudes because they were

Susceptible - faint

Scattered

Shepherdless

 

COMMENTARY Vs. 37

The harvest is great but the workers are few.

 

COMMAND Vs 38

Pray for laborers. As we pray, don't be surprised that God calls some of us to be missionaries.

 

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