Workers for the Harvest

Matthew 9:35–38

By Chris Hallock, January 18, 2020

Matthew 9:35–38

Parallel sections:

Matthew 4:23-24

  • Matthew 4:23 – A description of Jesus ministry of teaching, preaching and healing
  • Matthew 4:24 – Description of the crowds and there need.
  • Matthew 5-7 - Large section of Jesus teaching about the Kingdom (The Sermon on the Mount)
  • Matthew 8-9 – Jesus’ ministry

Matthew 9:35-38

  • Matthew 9:35– A description of Jesus ministry of teaching, preaching and healing
  • Matthew 9:36-38 – Description of the Crowds in need
  • Matthew 10 – Large section of Jesus teaching

The way that the Kingdom of God is spread is that Jesus enlists His disciples to do the same ministry that He did.

  1. Three parts of Jesus’ Kingdom :

Matthew 9:35

  1. Teaching – The Kingdom : “teaching in their synagogues.”
  1. Preaching – The Kingdom : “proclaiming the good news of the kingdom”
C. Healing – The Kingdom : “and healing every disease and sickness...”
  1. The of Jesus was aroused by the the people.
Two metaphors or pictures used to describe the people in these verses:
  1. A Flock

Matthew 9:36

Matthew 15:30–32

What affected Jesus’ compassion? …because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.

Matthew 23:2–4

  1. A Field

Matthew 9:37


Are the people still harassed and helpless?

Are the people still sheep without a shepherd?
Is the harvest still plentiful and the workers few?
Please daily – ask God to provide workers for the harvest, to lead people into His Kingdom in Laurel, ask God to make you one of them

Please – how is it that God can use your gifts skills and abilities to glorify Himself and serve the people of Laurel in the name of Christ

Please – in the coming weeks we are going to be asking you to be a part of what God will be doing here at GBC