by Stan Coffey

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Stan Coffey
Matthew 9:36-38; Matthew 10:1

This morning I invite your attention to Matthew 9:36. We have been thinking about what Jesus would do if Jesus were here on earth today. What would He do? What would His ministry be? What would His priority be? And as we think about that, last week we said we ought to love people as Jesus loved them. And in Jude the Bible says that the church ought to have compassion and that compassion makes the difference. It is compassion that motivates us to go after the souls of men and to make people our priority.

Today we are going to talk about "Seeing People as Jesus Saw Them". Every great movement began with a vision. The Bible says without a vision the people perish. In Acts 2:17 the Bible says, "And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:"

And the Scripture tells us that in the Book of Acts 16:9 the apostle Paul in the night saw a vision. A man from Macedonia appeared to him in this vision and with extended hands said, "Come over in to Macedonia and help us". And in the passage we are going to read, Jesus has a vision. Jesus sees people, not just as objects, He doesn't just see them, but He sees a vision of people, a vision of people and their needs. God had a vision when He sent Jesus in to this world. And Jesus said "the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which is lost". I believe the average church has gotten a long way from that, amen? The church is involved in every thing else but the vision.

Matthew 9:36-38 "But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. 37Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labo ...

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