Outline and Model for Ministry is Jesus:  Follow Him, follow His ways.

I.  Repent

Matthew 4:17  From that time Jesus began to preach and say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

II.  GO - Make Disciples - Follow Him

  • Matthew 4:19  And He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.”


III.  Jesus' Model for Ministry:  Teach, Preach, proclaim the Gospel, lay hands on the sick

  • 23  Jesus was going throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and

proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom,

  • and healing every kind of disease

  • and every kind of sickness among the people.

IV.  Learn and teach - BE BEREAN - STUDY TO BE APPROVED -

Jesus teaches His disciples  5:31 through Matthew 9:38

  • Disciples and the World

  • Regarding Personal Relationships

  • Giving to the Poor and Prayer

  • Fasting; The True Treasure; Wealth (Mammon)

  • The Cure for Anxiety

  • Prayer and the Golden Rule

  • The Narrow and Wide Gates

  • The Two Foundations

  • Jesus Cleanses a Leper; The Centurion’s Faith

  • Examples Peter’s Mother-in-law and Many Others Healed

  • Discipleship Tested

  • Jesus Casts Out Demons

  • A Paralytic Healed

  • The Calling

  • The Question about Fasting

  • Miracles of Healing

 

IV. Our Instructions for our Service

(a)   Matthew 10:1 Jesus summoned His twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every kind of disease and every kind of sickness.

 

 (b)   Matthew 10:5 These twelve Jesus sent out after instructing them:

“Do not go in the way of the Gentiles, and do not enter any city of the Samaritans; 6but rather go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

 

(c)  Matthew 10:7“And as you go, preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’

 

(d)  Matthew 10:8“Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons.

(e)  Freely you received, freely give.

 

(f)  Matthew 10:9“Do not acquire gold, or silver, or copper for your money belts, 10 or a bag for your journey, or even two coats, or sandals, or a staff; for the worker is worthy of his support.

 

(g)  Matthew 10:11“And whatever city or village you enter, inquire who is worthy in it, and stay at his house until you leave that city.

 

A Hard Road before us

 

(h)  Matthew 10:16 “Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves;

The Meaning of Discipleship for us

(i)      Matthew 10:24“ A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a slave above his master.

 

(j)      Matthew 10:26“ Therefore do not fear them, for there is nothing concealed that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known.

 

(k)      Matthew 10:32“ Therefore everyone who confesses Me before men, I will also confess    him before My Father who is in heaven. 33“But whoever denies Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father who is in heaven.

(l)      Matthew 10:34“ Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.

(m)     Matthew 10:38“ And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. 39“He who has found his life will lose it, and he who has lost his life for My sake will find it.


The Reward of our Service

(n)      Matthew 10:40“ He who receives you receives Me, and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me.

GO and follow His example


(V.)    Matthew 11:1 When Jesus had finished giving instructions to His twelve disciples, He departed from there to teach and preach in their cities.

Warninga and Woes

(VI.)  JESUS WARNS ABOUT US THE PHARISEES / HIRELINGS -  8 WOES

 

Matthew 23:1 ¶  Then Jesus spoke to the crowds and to His disciples, saying:

 

(a)  "The chair of Moses

 

(b)  Matthew 23:8  Titles:  Rabbi, Father, Leader, Servant.

 

(VII.)    8 WOES - Matthew 23:13 - 33

 

(VIII.)   WARNINGS to His Disciples on the mission field - Matthew 23:34 - 39

 

(IX.)  BE WATCHMEN - Signs of Christ’s Return

 

(a)  Matthew 24:1 - 3 "Tell us, when will these things happen, and what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?"  4 ¶  And Jesus answered and said to them,

 

Now, I am giving a Biblical comparison and correlation of The Seals of the Tribulation taken from Matthew and equated to Revelation. We must know the sequence of events so we may be ready at all times.

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This is important as Daniel 12:10 tells us that in the last days, "Many will be purged, purified and refined, but the wicked will act wickedly; and none of the wicked will understand, but those who have insight will understand."

You and I must be ready to give an account.


And again in Acts 2:17

 

        ‘AND IT SHALL BE IN THE LAST DAYS,’ God says,
            ‘THAT I WILL POUR FORTH OF MY SPIRIT ON ALL MANKIND;
            AND YOUR SONS AND YOUR DAUGHTERS SHALL PROPHESY,
            AND YOUR YOUNG MEN SHALL SEE VISIONS,
            AND YOUR OLD MEN SHALL DREAM DREAMS;

      18 EVEN ON MY BOND SLAVES, BOTH MEN AND WOMEN,
            I WILL IN THOSE DAYS POUR FORTH OF MY SPIRIT
            And they shall prophesy.

      19 ‘AND I WILL GRANT WONDERS IN THE SKY ABOVE
            AND SIGNS ON THE EARTH BELOW,
            BLOOD, AND FIRE, AND VAPOR OF SMOKE.

      20 ‘THE SUN WILL BE TURNED INTO DARKNESS
            AND THE MOON INTO BLOOD,
            BEFORE THE GREAT AND GLORIOUS DAY OF THE LORD SHALL COME.

      21 ‘AND IT SHALL BE THAT EVERYONE WHO CALLS ON THE NAME OF THE LORD WILL BE    SAVED.’

You and I must be ready to give an account.

Seal 1 -  Matthew 24:6 - also in Revelation 6:1 & 6:3 - RIDER ON WHITE HORSE & WARS

 

  • "You will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars."                  (have already occurred & are now occurring)

  • "For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom                (have already occurred & are now occurring)

 

Seal 2, 3:  Matthew 24:7-8 - also in Revelation 6:5 - FAMINES & EARTHQUAKES

 

  • and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes.                 (have already occurred & are now occurring)

  • "But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs.                 (have already occurred & are now occurring)

 

Seal 4:  Matthew 24:9 - also in Revelation 6:7 - DEATH

  • "Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of My name.  (has already occurred & is now occurring)

 

Seal 5:  Matthew 24:10 - also in Revelation 6:9 - DEATH

 

  • "At that time many will fall away and will betray one another and hate one another.  (has begun & is now occurring)

  • 11  "Many false prophets will arise and will mislead many.   (have already occurred & are now occurring)

  • 12  "Because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold.    (has begun & are now occurring)

  • 13  "But the one who endures to the end, he will be saved.

  • 14  "This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.    (is now occurring)

  • 15  "Therefore when you see the ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand)    (this is the last of the prophecies to come)


Seal 6:  Matthew 24:21 - also in Revelation 6:12 - TERROR

 

  • For then there will be a great tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever will be    (this is the last of the prophecies - yet to come)

  • "But immediately after the tribulation of those days THE SUN WILL BE DARKENED, AND THE MOON WILL NOT GIVE ITS LIGHT, AND THE STARS WILL FALL from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.   (this is the last of the prophecies - yet to come)

  • 30  "And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the SON OF MAN COMING ON THE CLOUDS OF THE SKY with power and great glory.    (this is the last of the prophecies - yet to come)

 

Seal 7:  Matthew 24:31 

 

  • "And He will send forth His angels with A GREAT TRUMPET and THEY WILL GATHER TOGETHER His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.  (The Rapture)  (this is the last of the prophecies - yet to come)

 

 

(X.)  BE READY - The Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not think He will - Matthew 24:32

 

  • ¶  "Now learn the parable from the fig tree...33  so, you too, when you see all these things, recognize that He is near, right at the door.

  • "For the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah.

  • "Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming.  43  "But be sure of this, that if the head of the house had known at what time of the night the thief was coming, he would have been on the alert and would not have allowed his house to be broken into.

  • 44  "For this reason you also must be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not think He will.

  • "Who then is the faithful and sensible slave whom his master put in charge of his household to give them their food at the proper time?  46  "Blessed is that slave whom his master finds so doing when he comes.

  • "But if that evil slave says in his heart, ‘My master is not coming for a long time,’... He will cut him in pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

  • "These will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life."

 

(XI.)   The Model  -  Ingatherings

  • Acts 2:Now when they heard they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles,

  • Acts 2:38 Peter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

  • Acts 2:42They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.

  •   Day by day continuing with one mind in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart,

  • praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord was adding to their number day by day those who were being saved.

 

Correlation of the Seals from equating Matthew to Revelation:

 

Seal 1: also in Matthew 24:6  — Rider on White Horse

      Revelation 6:1 Then I saw when the Lamb broke one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures saying as with a voice of thunder, “Come.” 2I looked, and behold, a white horse, and he who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer. 
(have already occurred & are now occurring)

Seal 2 & 3:  also in Matthew 24:7-8  — War

Revelation 6:3 When He broke the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, “Come.” 4And another, a red horse, went out; and to him who sat on it, it was granted to take peace from the earth, and that men would slay one another; and a great sword was given to him.
(have already occurred & are now occurring)

 

Seal 2 & 3:  also in Matthew 24:7-8  — Famine

Revelation 6:5 When He broke the third seal, I heard the third living creature saying, “Come.” I looked, and behold, a black horse; and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand. 6And I heard something like a voice in the center of the four living creatures saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not damage the oil and the wine.” 
(has already occurred & is now occurring)

 

Seal 4: also in Matthew 24:9 — Death

Revelation 6:7 When the Lamb broke the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, “Come.” 8I looked, and behold, an ashen horse; and he who sat on it had the name Death; and Hades was following with him. Authority was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by the wild beasts of the earth.
(has already occurred & is now occurring)

 

Seal 5: also in Matthew 24:10 — Martyrs

Revelation 6:9 When the Lamb broke the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God, and because of the testimony which they had maintained; 10and they cried out with a loud voice, saying, “How long, O Lord, holy and true, will You refrain from judging and avenging our blood on those who dwell on the earth?” 11And there was given to each of them a white robe; and they were told that they should rest for a little while longer, until the number of their fellow servants and their brethren who were to be killed even as they had been, would be completed also. 
(has already occurred & are now occurring)

 

Seal 6: also in Matthew 24:21 — Terror

Revelation 6:12 I looked when He broke the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth made of hair, and the whole moon became like blood; 13and the stars of the sky fell to the earth, as a fig tree casts its unripe figs when shaken by a great wind. 14The sky was split apart like a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. 15Then the kings of the earth and the great men and the commanders and the rich and the strong and every slave and free man hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains; 16and they said to the mountains and to the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the presence of Him who sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb; 17for the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to stand?”

An Interlude  (the last of the prophecies yet to come)

Revelation 7:1  After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth, so that no wind would blow on the earth or on the sea or on any tree. 2And I saw another angel ascending from the rising of the sun, having the seal of the living God; and he cried out with a loud voice to the four angels to whom it was granted to harm the earth and the sea, 3saying, “Do not harm the earth or the sea or the trees until we have sealed the bond-servants of our God on their foreheads.”



The 144,000

Revelation 7:4  And I heard the number of those who were sealed, one hundred and forty-four thousand sealed from every tribe of the sons of Israel:

5 from the tribe of Judah, twelve thousand were sealed, from the tribe of Reuben twelve thousand, from the tribe of Gad twelve thousand, 6 from the tribe of Asher twelve thousand, from the tribe of Naphtali twelve thousand, from the tribe of Manasseh twelve thousand, 7 from the tribe of Simeon twelve thousand, from the tribe of Levi twelve thousand, from the tribe of Issachar twelve thousand, 8 from the tribe of Zebulun twelve thousand, from the tribe of Joseph twelve thousand, from the tribe of Benjamin, twelve thousand were sealed.



A Multitude from the Tribulation

Revelation 7:9  After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could count, from every nation and all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, and palm branches were in their hands; 10and they cry out with a loud voice, saying,
      “Salvation to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.” 11And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures; and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, 12saying,
      “Amen, blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might, be to our God forever and ever. Amen.”

Revelation 7:13Then one of the elders answered, saying to me, “These who are clothed in the white robes, who are they, and where have they come from?” 14I said to him, “My lord, you know.” And he said to me, “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 15“For this reason, they are before the throne of God; and they serve Him day and night in His temple; and He who sits on the throne will spread His tabernacle over them. 16“They will hunger no longer, nor thirst anymore; nor will the sun beat down on them, nor any heat; 17for the Lamb in the center of the throne will be their shepherd, and will guide them to springs of the water of life; and God will wipe every tear from their eyes.”

 

Seal 7:  also in Matthew 24:31 — the Trumpets

Revelation 8:1 When the Lamb broke the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour. 2 And I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and seven trumpets were given to them.

Revelation 8:3 Another angel came and stood at the altar, holding a golden censer; and much incense was given to him, so that he might add it to the prayers of all the saints on the golden altar which was before the throne. 4And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, went up before God out of the angel’s hand. 5Then the angel took the censer and filled it with the fire of the altar, and threw it to the earth; and there followed peals of thunder and sounds and flashes of lightning and an earthquake.  (the last of the prophecies yet to come)

The state of the Church, 2019                     The state of the Church, AD 1

 

Focused on sermons/lectures             vs        Focused on learning/practicing/applying Bible                                                                        teachings

Focused on "church growth"               vs        Making & Sending Discipleship

"Leadership"-Based                               vs        Servant-hood

Fabricated relationships                      vs        Genuine relationships

Relationships derived from                             Relationships derived from spending time together
church-business model and are                     in community, in homes, in worship, in Bible study and based on corporate model                      application of Christianity

Serving is Ego & Position driven       vs        Serving is Holy Spirit Called & Gifted for service

"pastor lead" (self-serving)                vs        Doulos-servanthood (self sacrificing)

Hierarchical governance                    vs        Elder governed or Body governance

Focused on Programs                          vs        Focused on People

Debt ridden objectives                        vs        Debt free objectives

Worship is loud & distracting            vs        Worship is completely God centered

   music and song leaders focused

   although it is entertaining and

   is contmporary-modern

THE MODEL - The Ingathering

     Acts 2:37Now when they heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brethren, what shall we do?”

  • Peter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 “For the promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God will call to Himself.” 40 And with many other words he solemnly testified and kept on exhorting them, saying, “Be saved from this perverse generation!”   

    • So then, those who had received his word were baptized; and that day there were added about three thousand souls.

  • They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.  43Everyone kept feeling a sense of awe; and many wonders and signs were taking place through the apostles.

  • And all those who had believed were together and had all things in common; 45 and they began selling their property and possessions and were sharing them with all, as anyone might have need.

  • Day by day continuing with one mind in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart,

  • praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord was adding to their number day by day those who were being saved.