Empowering Subjects of the King to Change the World-8

Workers (part 3, Good Teaching). We’ve been exploring what Jesus meant by “workers” in Matthew 9:35-38 and how Empowering Subjects is seeking to implement Jesus’ example. So far, we have considered two aspects of what Jesus showed us about being a working, doing good deeds (see post) and telling good news (see post). Today weContinue reading “Empowering Subjects of the King to Change the World-8”

How Jesus Changed the World 4

His Balanced Ministry. There are different ways one might sum up the ministry of Jesus, but it is certainly worth noticing Matthew’s inspired summary: “Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people” (Matthew 4:23). Before you proceed, I invite you to read thatContinue reading “How Jesus Changed the World 4”

Great Commissions 1

Matthew. We are accustomed to referring to Matthew 28:18-20 as “the Great Commission.” A commission is “an instruction, command or duty given to a person or group of people” (Oxford Languages), and this passage certainly qualifies as that. In fact, however, there are five passages where Jesus gives final instructions to his followers. We willContinue reading “Great Commissions 1”

The Story of God’s Kingdom 4

WDJS? How would you describe what the kingdom of God is like? What do the people you know say about it? Scripture shows that it is really easy to misunderstand the nature of God’s kingship.          We’ve noticed that Jesus began his ministry with an announcement that God’s kingdom was at hand and then later,Continue reading “The Story of God’s Kingdom 4”

3 – What is a Worker?

Someone who S.H.A.R.E.s. Jesus said the harvest is plentiful but the workers are few (Matthew 9:37). I believe both halves of his statement are true where I live today. We need more workers. Before we rush into how to get them, we need to pause long enough to ask, Just what is a worker? InContinue reading “3 – What is a Worker?”