“PRAY FOR THE LABORERS OF THE HARVEST”

AND YOU SHALL BE MY DISCIPLES – Lesson #21

  • Pray for the Laborers of the Harvest

“Seeing the people, Jesus felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and dispirited like sheep without a shepherd.

37  Then Jesus said to His disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.

38  “Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.”” (Matthew 9:36–38).

WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

Jesus knows you, intimately

Jesus saw the people.  The word used here, “Seeing” means not only to look at, to gaze at or to see as a function of the eyes.  This word “seeing”, as used here, means to see with the mind, to perceive, know and to become acquainted with by experience.  This is also our calling. 

Jesus cares about you, deeply

Jesus felt compassion for them, as the result of “Seeing” them.  This compassion is an inward affection, a tender mercy.  The kind of compassion which is felt in the deepest regions of the mind, heart and soul.  This is also our calling.

Jesus is calling you, urgently

Beseech the Lord of the harvest. to send out workers into His Harvest.  These words carry a sense of urgency and immediacy as an ongoing action.  Pray and Go and keep praying and keep going!  This is our calling.

This is THE DIRECTIVE.  These are the marching orders for any and all disciples of Jesus.  You and I cannot consider ourselves as followers of Jesus if we do not do what He says.

 Let us long to hear the words,  

‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful, enter into the joy of your Lord.’

 

Now it is your turn:

HOW MUST YOU DO IT? ______________________________________________

HOW YOU MUST TEACH IT?  ______________________________________________

 

Your Brother & Friend,

Mike Young

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Michael Young, Sr.

I am a practicing Christian, a disciple of Jesus, a husband of over 50 years, a father and a grandfather, a business man, a veteran and a friend to all who will have me. I have served or am serving, at various times, as an Evangelist, a Pulpit fill pastor, an Associate Pastor of Evangelism and as Senior Pastor of a church plant. My passion is for practicing and teaching the Bible, building small groups, reaching the lost with the message of the Gospel of Jesus, recovering the straying Sheep of God and the gathering together the Called of God, in neighborhoods, business settings and in churches by equipping other Christians. I have authored a few small books and I have a background in professional business management, finance and investments. I am glad to meet you, even if it is virtually. Write me at any time and let's become friends.

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