This past weekend at Eastbrook, Pastor Nic Fridenmaker continued our series entitled “The Messiah’s Mission,” by looking at Matthew 9:35-10:25. This is the first of two messages on Jesus’ extended commissioning discourse after calling the Twelve Apostles.
You can find the message video and outline below. You can also view the entire series here, as well as the devotional that accompanies the series here. Join us for weekend worship in-person or remotely via Eastbrook at Home.
“When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.” (Matthew 9:36)
The Disciples called (9:35-10:1)
- Jesus’ Heart
- Jesus’ Focus
- Jesus’ Need
The Apostles formed (10:2-15)
- Jesus’ Servants
- Jesus’ Message
- Jesus’ Way
The Apostles warned (10:16-25)
- Jesus’ Reality
- Jesus’ Insight
- Jesus’ Family
This week dig deeper into Jesus’ compassion and the Gospel:
- Memorize Matthew 9:36-38
- Identify a person, group of persons, or cause that requires much compassion for you. Learn more about them, engage with that area, and consider spreading compassion in that direction.
- Watch “Compassion” theme video from The Bible Project: https://bibleproject.com/explore/video/character-of-god-compassion/
2 thoughts on “The Messiah Sends”
It was a wonderful message. I’ve never heard compassion defined as “co-suffering”. It takes you right into the heart of it, into the heart of Jesus.
Yes, I loved that line.