Though perhaps obvious, Jesus Christ is our best example on how to show that outreach. His life on earth shows us how acts of extending services and meeting needs, can cut into the coldest, hardest heart; opening it to receive His Gospel message.
“Jesus traveled through all the towns and villages of that area, teaching in the synagogues and announcing the Good News about the Kingdom. And he healed every kind of disease and illness. 36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them because they were confused and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37 He said to his disciples, “The harvest is great, but the workers are few. 38 So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields.”” (Matt. 9:35-38)
There are two key things that I want to quickly highlight out of this passage. (1) Jesus deeply cares for the needs of the people. (2) Jesus wants our help in attending to the needs of the people. This call for workers is a call to reach out to the people; outreach.
This passage briefly mentions Jesus’ teaching, healing and caring for the people. However, to bring the point home; we would have to look at some specifics on exactly what Jesus achieved while He “traveled through all the towns and villages of that area.”
Check back in tomorrow and we’ll be doing just that!
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What examples immediately come to mind, when you think of how Jesus reached out to the people?