Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Who would like to be a prostitute? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: General with ministry involvement. III. OBJECTIVES: To show that all especially prostitutes need GOD. IV. TEXT: Matthew 21:31 “Which of the two obeyed his father?
Who would like to be a prostitute?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
General with ministry involvement.
To show that all especially prostitutes need GOD.
“Which of the two obeyed his father?”
They replied, “The first.”
Then Jesus explained his meaning: “I tell you the truth, corrupt tax collectors and prostitutes will get into the Kingdom of God before you do.
Pray: Build up the burden for lost souls for the prostitutes to create the hunger and thirst to evangelize and minister to the prostitutes.
Prostitutes need GOD. Prostitutes need to hear GOD's Words.
Ministry To The Prostitutes
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.
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.
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.
"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.
Therefore, "Get away from them and separate yourselves from them," declares the Lord, "and don't touch anything unclean. Then I will welcome you.
"Don't handle this! Don't taste or touch that!"
"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.'"
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,
They said, "You went to uncircumcised men and ate with them!"
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. Characteristics of a prostitute:
1. Unfaithful - Leviticus 20:6
“I will also turn against those who commit spiritual prostitution by putting their trust in mediums or in those who consult the spirits of the dead. I will cut them off from the community.
- there's GOD but they consult mediums and spiritists.
2. Disobedient - (Matthew 21:29, Number 15:39)
29 The son answered, ‘No, I won’t go,’ but later he changed his mind and went anyway.
When you see the tassels, you will remember and obey all the commands of the Lord instead of following your own desires and defiling yourselves, as you are prone to do.
- they follow their own desires and ways
3. They will reduce you to poverty. (Proverbs 6:26)
For a prostitute will bring you to poverty,
but sleeping with another man’s wife will cost you your life.
- they will prey on your own life and money
4. Seducer and deceiver (Proverbs 7:10-23)
10 The woman approached him,
seductively dressed and sly of heart.
11 She was the brash, rebellious type,
never content to stay at home.
12 She is often in the streets and markets,
soliciting at every corner.
13 She threw her arms around him and kissed him,
and with a brazen look she said,
14 “I’ve just made my peace offerings
and fulfilled my vows.
15 You’re the one I was looking for!
I came out to find you, and here you are!
16 My bed is spread with beautiful blankets,
with colored sheets of Egyptian linen.
17 I’ve perfumed my bed
with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.
18 Come, let’s drink our fill of love until morning.