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Matthew 9:35-38; 1 Corinthians 1:26-29; James 4:13-17; John 15:15-20

Willing Workers
Burt Ong

Matthew 9:35-38

Harassed - to disturb persistently; torment, bother continually, pester; persecute.
Helpless - unable to help oneself, weak or dependent, deprived of strength or power.
Do we see people in such condition? That is how Jesus felt?
Do you ever look carefully into people’s faces when you’re in public?


"Like sheep without a shepherd," meant they would follow any guru or new idea or way even to their destruction.
If a guide or leader does not exist they will simply wander and wander and wander until they destroy themselves.

Those three thoughts, harassed, helpless, and sheep without a shepherd, are a fitting description of our society.

The harvest is plentiful. In Jesus' day the population of the world was approximately 150 million people. Today's world population grows 150 million every two years. Of the 6 billion people in the world, it is estimated that over thirty million people worldwide will die without Christ this year.

“Houston, we have a problem”. - the workers are few.

Our job is not to save the harvest - that's God's work. Our job is to tell people about the Lord of the harvest.

Top 3 reason why people don’t work:
1. People think they are unqualified
1 Corinthians 1: 26 – 29

2. People think there is still time /are too busy
James 4:13-17

3. People are afraid to be rejected/ think someone else will do the work.
John 15:18-20
We need F.A.T workers:

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