Coming and Going

TEXT:† Matt. 11:28-30;† 28:19-20

INTRODUCTION:

A.††††† AM I COMING OR GOING?† INVITED TO DO BOTH.

††††††††† 1.† Come learn of me (Matt. 11:28-30).

††††††††† 2.† Go and teach (KJV) ů make disciples (Matt. 28:19-20).

B.††††† JESUS WANTS US COMING AND GOING.† LETíS LOOK FURTHER.

I.††††† COME AND LEARN.

††††††††† What do we learn?

A.††††† OF HIS UNIVERSAL INTEREST IN MANKIND (2 Pet. 3:9;† 1 Tim. 2:3-4).

††††††††† 1.† The invitation is to all (Matt. 11:28;† Rev. 22:17).

††††††††† 2.† The regular folks were glad to hear (Mark 12:37;† Luke 15:1-2).

††††††††† 3.† No respecter of persons (Acts 10:34;† Rom. 2:11).

B.††††† OF MANíS UNIVERSAL NEED (Rom. 3:23;† 6:23).

C.††††† OF HIS SACRIFICE TO MEET MANíS NEED (Heb. 2:9).

††††††††† 1.† What did that accomplish? (2 Cor. 5:21;† 1 Pet. 2:24).

††††††††† 2.† Why was that necessary?† (Rom. 3:24-26).† To satisfy Justice.

††††††††† 3.† Eph. 1:7.† Our sins can now be forgiven.

††††††††† 4.† Christís motive and purpose (1 John 3:16;† Luke19:10).

D.††††† HE IS THE ONLY ANSWER TO MANíS NEED (John 1:18;† 14:6;† Acts 4:12).

E.††††† WE LEARN THE VALUE OF THE SOUL.

††††††††† 1.† The value of our own soul (Matt. 16:25-26).

††††††††† 2.† The value of our neighborís soul (Matt. 22:39;† 2 Cor. 5:11).

††††††††† 3.† OUR NEIGHBOR MAY BE LOST.† HE NEEDS TO COME AND LEARN, TOO!

Romans 10:13-15

II.†††† GO AND TEACH.

A.††††† THREE COMMANDS GIVEN THE APOSTLES WHEN SENT OUT:

††††††††† 1.† Lift up your eyes and look (John 4:35).†

†††††††††††††††††† a.† Canít we see what he saw? (Matt. 9:36).

†††††††††††††††††† b.† Who would you not rescue from a burning building?

††††††††† 2.† Pray for laborers (Matt. 9:37-38).

†††††††††††††††††† a.† Where will we find the laborers if we are earnest?

†††††††††††††††††† b.† Pray for wisdom (Jas. 1:5),† boldness (Eph. 6:19),† opportunity (Col. 4:2-3).

†††††††††††††††††† c.† Trust God for good results (Phil. 2:13;† 4:13;† 1 Cor. 3:6).

††††††††† 3.† The Great Commission Ė Go! (Matt. 28:19-20;† Mark 16:15-16).

†††††††††††††††††† a.† Remember (Rom. 10:14-15).

†††††††††††††††††† b.† Paul brings the rest of us in (2 Tim. 2:2;† 1 Thess. 1:8).

B.††††† THERE IS AN URGENCY!

††††††††† 1.† John 4:35;† 9:4.† Is the night upon us?

††††††††† 2.† You are a link in a chain from God to the rest of men.†

Donít break the chain.

CONCLUSION:

A.††††† (Matt. 11:28-30)† JESUS INVITES US TO COME AND LEARN.

††††††††† 1.† He offers rest from the burdens of life.

††††††††† 2.† From the burden of sin.

B.††††† HIS YOKE IS EASY AND HIS BURDEN IS LIGHT.