Sheep Among Wolves
Sermon Series: The Life of Jesus: From Creation to the Cradle to the Cross to the Crown
Sermon Title: Sheep Among Wolves
Sermon Text: Matthew 10: 16-25
Sermon Date: April 29, 2018
Jesus is giving to his Disciples and us:
- A Personal Word
- A Prophetic Word
- A Practical Word
I. Our Commission 16a- Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves
II. Our Character 16b so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.
A. An Opportunity to Serve (16a) – Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves:
B. An Opportunity to Share (18) – And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles.
C. An Opportunity to Surrender (19-20) – But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak.  For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.
III. Our Commitment 22 and you will be hated by all for my name's sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.
Who will oppose us?
A. Organized Religion (17) – But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues;
B. Oppressive Rulers (18) – And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles.
C. Offensive Relatives (21) – And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death.