There Must Be Change

There Must Be Change

TEXT: Matthew 9:35-38

SERIES: Our Mission, Our Future

Introduction

“pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest”

 The frequency and urgency of our prayers has to do with our _______________.

I. A Change in our _______________. v. 36

“When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them.”

 

Three descriptions of their spiritual condition:

1. _______________.

2.  _______________.

  1. like _______________ without a shepherd.

If we are going to pray, our emotions must change from condemnation to ____________.

II.  A Change in our _______________. v. 37

“The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few.”

If we are going to pray, our perspective must change from seeing problems to seeing the _______________.

 

III.  A Change in our _______________.     v. 38

“Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”

If we are going to pray, our attitude must change from helplessness to _______________.

 

Conclusion

Who will pray?

 

Application Questions

  1. Does it surprise you that prayer is a vital part of Jesus’ mission?
  2. How do you really feel about lost people?
  3. When you think about Grace being a fruitful outreach do you see problems or possibilities?
  4. What are the implications that Jesus is the Lord of the harvest?

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