The Messiah Sends, part 2

This past weekend at Eastbrook, I continued our series entitled “The Messiah’s Mission,” by looking at Matthew 10:26-11:1. This is the second part of Jesus’ commissioning discourse which followed His calling of the twelve apostles. You may want to take a look at Nic Fridenmaker’s message from last week, which explores the first part of this teaching by Jesus.

Here, I talk about how Jesus sends His people out with the right focus, the right priorities, and the right end-goal.

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.


“Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.” (Matthew 10:39)

Sent with the Right Kind of Fear (10:26-31)

  • Do not fear physical suffering
  • Do have appropriate fear of God
  • Living with real reverence and trust

Sent with the Right Kind of Priorities (10:32-39)

  • Acknowledging Jesus publicly in our lives
  • Loving Jesus more than anyone else
  • The reality of suffering in the disciple-life
  • Living to find real life

Sent for the Right Kind of Reward (10:40-42)

  • The reward of welcoming Jesus
  • The reward of welcoming Jesus’ people
  • Living for a real reward

Dig Deeper

This week dig deeper into Jesus’ call to mission in one or more of the following ways:

  • Consider memorizing Matthew 10:38-39
  • Take some time in prayer this week to consider what it means for you to take up your cross in pursuit of Jesus. What competing loves and allegiances do you need to lay down or put in their right place? In what specific ways might you need to step forward into true discipleship with Jesus?
  • In order to reflect more deeply on this passage, select one or more of the teachings of Jesus in Matthew 10:26-42 to sketch, ink, or paint. As you do that, prayerfully reflect on Jesus’ calling on your own life.
  • Pray for yourself, your friends or family, your small group, and Eastbrook Church, that God would strengthen us as His people to walk with Him and join His mission.

Eastbrook at Home – June 20, 2021

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Join us for worship with Eastbrook Church through Eastbrook at Home at 8, 9:30, and 11 AM.

Today is Father’s Day, so send some love to all those who have served as father figures in your life in some way.

We also continue our preaching series, “The Messiah’s Mission,” as I preach from Matthew 10:26-11:1 on the second half of Jesus’ commissioning discourse for the Twelve.

This series continues our extended journey through the Gospel of Matthew, which includes previous series “Family Tree,” “Power in Preparation,” and “Becoming Real.”

Join in with the Eastbrook 365 daily devotional for this series here.

We also continue in-person services at 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 AM this weekend at the Eastbrook Campus, and you no longer need to RSVP ahead of time.

Each Sunday at 8, 9:30, and 11 AM, you can participate with our weekly worship service at home with your small group, family, or friends. This service will then be available during the week until the next Sunday’s service starts. You can also access the service directly via Vimeo, the Eastbrook app, or Facebook.

If you are not signed up for our church emailing list, please sign up here. Also, please remember that during this time financial support for the church is critical as we continue minister within our congregation and reach out to our neighborhood, city, and the world at this challenging time. Please give online or send in your tithes and offerings to support the ministry of Eastbrook Church.

The Messiah Sends

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

Dig Deeper

This week dig deeper into Jesus’ compassion and the Gospel:

Eastbrook at Home – June 13, 2021

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Join us for worship with Eastbrook Church through Eastbrook at Home at 8, 9:30, and 11 AM.

As we continue our preaching series, “The Messiah’s Mission,” which focuses on Jesus’ moving outward on mission in word and deed after the Sermon on the Mount, Nic Fridenmaker will preach from Matthew 9:35-10:25.

This continues our extended journey through the Gospel of Matthew, which includes previous series “Family Tree,” “Power in Preparation,” and “Becoming Real.”

Join in with the Eastbrook 365 daily devotional for this series here.

We also continue in-person services at 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 AM this weekend at the Eastbrook Campus, and you no longer need to RSVP ahead of time.

Each Sunday at 8, 9:30, and 11 AM, you can participate with our weekly worship service at home with your small group, family, or friends. This service will then be available during the week until the next Sunday’s service starts. You can also access the service directly via Vimeo, the Eastbrook app, or Facebook.

If you are not signed up for our church emailing list, please sign up here. Also, please remember that during this time financial support for the church is critical as we continue minister within our congregation and reach out to our neighborhood, city, and the world at this challenging time. Please give online or send in your tithes and offerings to support the ministry of Eastbrook Church.

The Messiah’s Mission – a new series at Eastbrook

This past Sunday at Eastbrook Church we begin a thirteen-week preaching series entitled “The Messiah’s Mission,” which continues our journey through the Gospel of Matthew, focusing on chapters 8-12. This is the fourth part of our longer series on Matthew, which includes “Family Tree,” “Power in Preparation,” and “Becoming Real.”

After the Sermon on the Mount Jesus begins in earnest His mission of reaching people far from God and displaying the kingdom of God. He does the work and then invites His followers into the work.

You can join in with the daily devotional for this series online, as a downloadable PDF, via the Eastbrook app, or through a limited-run of paper copies available at our in-person worship services or by reaching out to the Eastbrook Church office.

Join us each weekend of this series in-person or via Eastbrook at Home.

Here are the weekly topics for the series:

May 9 – “The Messiah Heals” – Matthew 8:1-17

May 16 – “The Messiah’s Call” – Matthew 8:18-22

May 23 – “The Messiah’s Authority” – Matthew 8:23-9:8

May 30 – “The Messiah’s Followers” – Matthew 9:9-17

June 6 – “The Messiah Delivers – Matthew 9:18-34

June 13 – “The Messiah Sends” – Matthew 9:35-10:25

June 20 – “The Messiah Sends, part 2” – Matthew 10:26-11:1

June 27 – “The Messiah and the Forerunner” – Matthew 11:2-19

July 4 – “The Messiah’s Challenge and Invitation” – The Messiah’s Challenge and Invitation

July 11 – “The Messiah and the Sabbath” – Matthew 12:1-21

July 18 – “The Messiah and Satan” – Matthew 12:22-37

July 25 – “The Messiah’s Sign” – Matthew 12:38-45

August 1 – “The Messiah’s Family” – Matthew 12:46-50