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Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Please raise your hand if you're chosen. II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: General with ministry involvement III. OBJECTIVES: Ministry Involvement IV. TEXT: Matthew 22:14 “For many are called, but few are chosen.” Pray that we w

I. EXORDIUM:

Please raise your hand if you're chosen.

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

General with ministry involvement

III. OBJECTIVES:

Ministry Involvement

IV. TEXT:

Matthew 22:14

“For many are called, but few are chosen.”

Pray that we will find our part in GOD's ministry, to be ministry-involved.

V. THESIS:

You need to be ministry involved.

VI. TITLE:

Many:called, Few:chosen

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Author: Matthew, also called Levi, one of the twelve (12) apostles, Mark 2:14, Jew who was a Roman tax collector, Matthew 10:3, called a sinner because he enters Roman court.

Mark 2:14

As he was walking along, he saw Levi, the son of Alphaeus, sitting at the tax collector's desk. Jesus told him, "Follow me!" So Levi got up and followed him.

Matthew 10:3

Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James, the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus;

B. Audience: to the Jews

C. Keywords: Fulfilled

D. Purpose: To show Jesus of Nazareth was the Kingly Messiah of Jewish Prophecy.

E. Job/Profession:

Tax collector, a publican.

A Jew prohibited to enter courts of non-Jew to deliver the collected tax to the Roman (non-Jews). His profession made him a sinner.

(Isaiah 52:11, 2 Corinthians 6:17, Colossians 2:21, Genesis 3:3, Acts 10:28, Acts 11:3, John 4:9)

Isaiah 52:11

"Depart! Depart! Go out from there; touch no unclean thing; go out from the midst of her; purify yourselves, you who carry the vessels of the LORD.

2 Corinthians 6:17

Therefore, "Get away from them and separate yourselves from them," declares the Lord, "and don't touch anything unclean. Then I will welcome you.

Colossians 2:21

"Don't handle this! Don't taste or touch that!"

Genesis 3:3

"but as for the fruit of the tree that is in the middle of the garden, God has said, 'You are not to eat from it, nor are you to touch it, or you will die.'"

Acts 10:28

He told them, "You understand how wrong it is for a Jew to associate or visit with a gentile. But God has shown me that I should stop calling anyone common or unclean,

Acts 11:3

They said, "You went to uncircumcised men and ate with them!"

John 4:9

The Samaritan woman asked him, "How can you, a Jew, ask for a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?" Because Jews do not have anything to do with Samaritans.

Events that will make Matthew unclean or a sinner:

1. Matthew will touch the money of the people.

2. Often thought of him stealing money, or adding charges to the people that will go straight to his pocket.

3. He will enter Roman courts to deliver the money.

4. He might be probably advised to eat with them if he has a good tax collection that day.

5. Touch unclean hands of the Romans.

VIII. MAIN BODY:

A. Kingdom Principle:

1. Many are invited to the LORD's salvation. (Matthew 22:10)

Matthew 22:10

So the servants brought in everyone they could find, good and bad alike, and the banquet hall was filled with guests.

- All of us are desired by GOD to be saved. (1 Timothy 2:4)

1 Timothy 2:4

who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth.

- We are all called to salvation and to lived a holy life. (1 Timothy 1:9)

1 Timothy 1:9

For the law was not intended for people who do what is right. It is for people who are lawless and rebellious, who are ungodly and sinful, who consider nothing sacred and defile what is holy, who kill their father or mother or commit other murders.

2. The godly are set apart for the LORD. (Psalms 4:3)

Psalms 4:3

You can be sure of this: The Lord set apart the godly for himself. The Lord will answer when I call to him.

3. We, Christians, are all called to serve (1 Corinthians 1:26-27)

1 Corinthians 1:26-27

26 Remember, dear brothers and sisters, that few of you were wise in the world’s eyes or powerful or wealthy when God called you.

27 Instead, God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful.

- Make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:19)

Matthew 28:19

Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.

4. We are chosen before the creation of the world (Ephesians 1:4)

Ephesians 1:4

Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes.

- to be holy

- to be blameless in His sight

5. We are chosen by GOD (James 2:5)

James 2:5

Listen to me, dear brothers and sisters. Hasn’t God chosen the poor in this world to be rich in faith? Aren’t they the ones who will inherit the Kingdom he promised to those who love him?

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