Laborers For The Harvest (Matthew 9:35-38)

A sermon from Scott Kercheville.

Matthew 9:35-38 is a transitional passage. Jesus began calling his first disciples in Matthew 4 and promised to make them fishers of men. But Matthew 5-9 gives the account of Jesus teaching and healing a variety of people – not his disciples. This is summarized in our first verse today in Matthew 9:35. “And Jesus went through all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction.” We say this passage is transitional because Jesus is now going to commission his apostles to continue the work he started.

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