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Getting Ready for Sunday 11/5

THIS SUNDAY: Matthew 10

We make our way back to The Gospel According to Matthew.


In Chapter 10 we see Jesus begin to extend his ministry by commissioning and sending his disciples to proclaim the gospel of the Kingdom of Heaven.


One thing to consider as you read through this chapter is the distinction between descriptive and prescriptive. Descriptive passages describe an event or person, like storytelling. Prescriptive passages prescribe or instruct us in what we are to do or how we are to do something.


Throughout Matthew 10, we should be trying to determine which part of Jesus' teaching is descriptive, telling us about Jesus' instructions to the disciples only, and which is prescriptive, teaching that is not just for the twelve but also for us as disciples in 2023.


Simple Outline of Matthew 10 (including the last few verses of chapter 9)


  1. Summation of Jesus' Ministry - 9:35-38

  2. Extension of Jesus' Ministry - 9:37-10:5

  3. Jesus Commissions the Twelve - 10:5-15

  4. Jesus Gives Disciple Training - 10:16-10:42


Other Passages to Read:

  • Micah 3, 5:1-6, 7


Meditations:

  • What is the Kingdom of Heaven?

  • Consider the mission of Christ, his desire to do the will of the Father, and the greater plan of redemption.

  • How are judgment and peace understood in the ministry and message of Christ?


Catchesim Question and Answer:

Question 41: What is the sum of the Ten Commandments?

A. The sum of the ten commandments is to love the Lord our God with all our heart, with all our soul, with all our strength, and with all our mind; and our neighbor as ourselves (Mat 22:37-40).


Click on the hymn playlist below and fill your home and vehicle this weekend with hymns that beautifully portray the glory of Christ.

DAILY PRIVATE/FAMILY WORSHIP

Seek daily communion with God through scripture reading, prayer, and singing. Click on the resources below.



"I feel it is far better to begin with God—to see his face first, to get my soul near him before it is near another." - Robert Murray M'Cheyne




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BE IN PRAYER

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

  • Seek the Lord as you prepare to come together in worship.

  • Prayerfully consider the table of the Lord, the bread, and the cup. Give thanks to the Lord for his Word made visible through the ordinance of The Lord's Supper.




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