Saturday, August 01, 2015

Homiletics Matthew 9:35-10:42

written 19 November 2013

Contents (not sentence, direct verbiage from Scripture):  Where?                  Capernaum-ish               Who?  Jesus, Disciples

J went all cities/villages teaching, preaching gospel, healing every sickness/disease; multitudes – He moved w/compassion, they fainted/scattered/sheep-no shepherd.
J unto disciples: harvest=plenteous, labourers few; pray Lord of harvest send labourers.
He called 12 disciples, gave power unclean spirits – to cast out, to heal all sickness/disease; Simon (Peter), Andrew (brother), James of Zebedee, John (brother), Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew (publican), James of Alphaeus, Lebbaeus (Thaddeus), Simon (Canaanite), Judas Iscariot (betrayed him).
J sent/commanded: Go not Gentiles, city of Samaritans enter not; go lost sheep Israel; preach: KOH (kingdom of heaven) at hand; heal sick, cleanse lepers, raise dead, cast out devils; freely ye rec’d, freely give; provide neither gold/silver/brass/scrip for journey/2 coats/shoes/slaves, workman is worthy of meat.
Whatever city ye enter, enquire who is worthy, there abide; when ye come into house, salute it; if house worthy, let peace come upon it; if not, let peace return to you; whosoever not receive you/hear your words, when depart, shake dust off feet; more tolerable for Sodom/Gomorrah in day of judgment than that city.
I send you as sheep in midst wolves, be wise as serpents/harmless as doves; beware men, they deliver you to councils/scourge you in synagogues; ye be brought before governors/kings for my sake/testimony against them/Gentiles.
When they deliver you, take no thought how/what ye speak, given you same hour what ye speak; not ye that speak but Spirit of Father.
Brother shall deliver up brother to death, and father/child, children shall rise against parents/cause death; ye hated for my name’s sake, he that endureth to end be saved; When they persecute you in city, flee into another; ye not gone over cities of Israel till Son of man be come.
Disciple not above master, nor servant above lord; enough for disciple be as master and servant as lord; if they called master of house Beelzebub, how much more them of household?
Fear them not; nothing covered that shall not be revealed/hid that not be known; what I tell you in darkness, speak in light; what ye hear in the ear, preach upon housetops.
Fear not them which kill body/not able to kill soul, rather fear him able to destroy soul and body in hell.
2 sparrows/farthing, one shall not fall w/o Father; hairs of your head numbered; fear not, ye of more value/many sparrows
Whosoever confess me before men will I confess before Father; whosoever deny me. I deny.
Think not I come to send peace on earth, came not to send peace but sword; I come to set man against father/daughter against mother/d-i-l against m-i-l; man’s foes=they of own household.
He that loveth father/mother/son/daughter more than me not worthy of me; he that taketh not cross & followeth not worthy; he that findeth life, lose it/he that loseth life for my sake find it.
He that receiveth you receiveth me/him that sent me; he that receiveth prophet in name of prophet receive prophet’s reward; he that receiveth righteous man in name of righteous man receive righteous man’s reward; whosoever give drink unto these little ones in name of disciple shall in no wise lose reward.


Divisions (run-on sentence OK, direct verbiage from Scripture):

Jesus went about teaching, preaching and healing; he saw multitudes as sheep having no shepherd, saith to disciples: harvest is plentiful, labourers are few; He called 12 disciples, sent and commanded them: go to lost sheep of Israel – preach, heal, cleanse, raise the dead, cast out devils; be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.
Jesus instructs His disciples how to minister to the lost multitudes and fills us with the power to accomplish the mission.
Beware of men; when they will deliver you up, the Spirit of your Father speaketh in you; when they persecute you in this city, flee into another; fear not them which kill the body but not the soul, rather fear him which is able to destroy body and soul in hell.
Jesus warns His disciples that persecution will come and gives practical advice for their safety but explains that this persecution should not be feared.
Rather than fearing earthly persecution, we should fear the Judge who has the power to throw us body and soul into hell.
This earthly life is temporary, our lasting reward – or punishment – is eternal and we should be more concerned with the eternal.
Sparrows shall not fall without your Father – the hairs of your head are numbered – ye are more value than many sparrows; whosoever confess me before men will I confess before my Father; he that loveth father/mother/son/daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
We are exceedingly valuable to our Father and He knows every detail about us.
When we love Jesus more than anything, it’s a necessity to confess Him before men.


Subject Sentence (10-word sentence with proper structure):

Jesus sent 12 disciples – with a warning – to valued Israel.


Aim (Christian and Non-Christian):

TCMAT see that they are valuable to the Father and that as His disciples, empowered by Him to carry out the mission He has given them, they must confess Him before others even in the face of persecution.



How are you taking Jesus’ message to the “lost sheep” in your sphere of influence?
What mission has Jesus given you and how has He empowered you to accomplish it?
How have you experienced God speaking through you?
What has been your response to persecution you’ve encountered in Christ’s name?
In what way does your behavior show which you fear more:  them which kill the body but not the soul or him which is able to destroy body and soul in hell?
What comfort do you receive from knowing that your Father knows everything about you?
To whom have you confessed Jesus’ name this week? What did you tell them?
What proofs would others offer to show that you love Jesus more than anything else?


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