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Ecclesiastes 1:1-14

I write/talk a lot about our need to share the Gospel, and that's ultimately where Matthew 9:27-38 ends, with Jesus telling the disciples that the harvest (people who don't yet know Christ as Savior) is plentiful, but the laborers (Christ-followers spreading the Gospel) are few. As much as I don't like it, it's still that way today.

So, fellow laborers, what does Matthew 9:27-38 (Jesus' miracles and his discussion with the disciples) show us about the world, how we treat others and our attitude about eternity? How can we use what we see in this passage to help us witness to others? Tami W.

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Re: Matthew 927-38: We are all sinners, wretched, and blind, held captive by the hollow and deceptive lies (that come in endless forms of world views, ideas and philosohies) of the world, flesh, and the devil. Our hearts and minds have been led astray by fleeting attractions that devour our vitality to live from an eternal perspective. The world at large has been sedated, entertained, distracted, and numbed in the mind with no chance of waking up without the renewing of the mind by the hearing of the Gospel through the power of the Holy Spirit. The battle between truth and lies started in the Garden of Eden and rages on today, and the battle ground is our mind which is constantly assaulted by the alluring pleasures and lies of the world.

As ambassadors of Christ, we are called treat the lost with compassion, to have genuine interest and care for those held "captive" - they don't know better. They don't realize that ideas, whether true or false play out in our lives with eternal consequences that are not negotiable. At one time, we were also captives prior to coming to Christ due to God's mercy and grace. Therefore, what God's has done for us through Jesus, we should do out of love and gratitude to God by sharing the Gospel with others with gentleness and understanding. We are to be salt and light; if we sit back and live as complacent, mediorce, luke warm Christians, we have been taken captive, and a tree that does not produce fruit will be cut off.

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