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Itís Getting Rough Out Here

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Sermon shared by Gregory Thomas

February 2011
Summary: Describes the Mandate for us to go out as sheep in midst of wolves who have a appetite, advantage and allurance, but no shepherd. Preaching the Kingdom Is near
Audience: General adults
Itís Getting Rough Out Here

Matthew 10: 1, 5-8,16
†1And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.
5These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not:
†6But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
†7And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.
†8Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
†16Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.

1) Calls them to give them Authority 2) Appoints them for the assignment 3) Annoints them for the fight

Vs. 5 Sent Out
Vs. 6 Assignment - To the Lost Sheep of Israel only
Vs. 7 Appointed to - Make an announcement that the Kingdom of Heaven is Near
Vs. 8 1) Authority to: Heal (sick) 2) Cleanse (Leper) 3) Raise (Dead) 4) Cast Out (Devils)
Give as Freely as you have received

Vs. 16 Sending you out as Sheep

Sheep: 1) Defenseless 2) Flock Together 3) Instinct to Follow
Five Basic Senses: 1) Sight 2) Sound 3) Smell 4) Taste 5) Touch
(All their senses are heightened to watch for the Enemy)

Amongst Wolves:
1) Wolves are Carnivores Ė Flesh Eating Animals 2) They overtake animals weaker than themselves 3) Travel in Packs
4) They donít give any signs when getting ready to attack 5) Does Not have a Shepherd
Wolf Has an: 1) Appetite 2) Advantage 3) Will lead you on an Adventure
John 10:11I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
Illustration:
Three little Pigs Built a Houses of: 1) Straw 2) Wood 3) Brick
Matthew 7:24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: Builder & Shepherd
John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly
Matthew 24:43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.

Little Red Riding Hood.
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