Pray for Laborers and the Lost

Posted on 09/25/19 by Brandon Lindell in Prayer Meeting

In this message, Pastor Brandon Lindell shares an encouraging sermon titled, “Pray for Laborers and the Lost.” Join us as we study Jesus’ teaching about reaching the lost in Matthew 9:36-38 and hear incredible truth about God’s heart for people and the power that prayer has in the lives of those who don’t know Jesus. Our prayer is that this message deepens your love for reaching people and encourages you to boldly proclaim the gospel!

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Pray for Laborers and the Lost

Matthew 9:36–38 ESV
When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”

1. God Loves People

Matthew 9:36 ESV
When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.

2. God identifies a problem

Matthew 9:37 ESV
Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful

3. God works through prayer

Matthew 9:37–38 ESV
Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”

1 Timothy 2:1-6 ESV
First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people … This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Matthew 10:1 ESV
And he called to him his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every disease and every affliction.

Matthew 10:5a ESV
These twelve Jesus sent out