Sermons on Outreach
Rejection is a favorite tool of the enemy. Jesus wanted us to be prepared how to handle those moments.
Is it a tragedy when a young missionary is killed serving abroad? Or is there a greater tragedy? Paul’s mission work in a difficult city provides a framework for how to think about current events.
Unfortunately accidents and disasters get our attention in ways that normal life doesn’t. In fact, we may listen to voices we might have earlier ignored. Paul is ignored when he warns about an upcoming disaster. But the shipwreck gives him a platform to be a voice of hope.
A simple story about a shepherd and a sheep that wanders off is a powerful illustration Jesus uses to teach the heart of God. It will also shape your heart.
Jesus invitation to Matthew to “follow him” is stunning on multiple levels. But the invitation to Matthew opens up the way for broken people like us to do the same.