A sermon outline from Tom Elliff: "Missions Minimums"
Title: “Mission Minimums” by Tom Elliff
Text: Matthew 9: 36-38
 Seeing the people, He felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and dispirited like sheep without a shepherd.  Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.  Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.” (NASB)
When it comes to missions, what are the bare minimums Christ can legitimately expect of those who want to BE His heart, His hands, His voice?
I. There is something Jesus would want you to see (v.36).
Christ saw the throng around Him as:
II. There is something Jesus would want you to feel (v. 36).
Jesus was moved with compassion. This was a "gut wrenching" experience for Jesus.
It was both:
1. A feeling, and
2. A force that moved Him to action.
III. There is something Jesus would want you to know (v.37).
1. The problem is not the harvest ... it is plentiful.
2. The problem is the help ... few workers.
IV. There is something Jesus would want you to do (v.38).
1. You must pray.
2. You must participate.
Conclusion: Are you willing to accept Christ's minimums to BE His heart, His hands, His voice?