Do You Love Me? Part 3 | Pastor Micah Pelkey
Do you love me?
Psalm 35:18 — I will give you thanks in the great assembly, I will give you praise among huge crowds of people.
Luke 14:25 — Large crowds were traveling with Jesus…
Matthew 8:1 — When Jesus came down from the mountainside, large crowds followed him.
John 6:5 — Jesus looked up and saw a great crowd coming toward him…
24 News about Jesus spread all over Syria, and people brought to him all who were ill with various diseases, those suffering severe pain, the demon-possessed, those having seizures, and the paralyzed; and he healed them.
25 Large crowds from Galilee, the Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea and the region across the Jordan followed him.
Luke 5:15 — News about Jesus kept spreading. Large crowds came to listen to him teach and to be healed of their diseases.
Matthew 13:2 — And great crowds gathered about him, so that he got into a boat and sat down. And the whole crowd stood on the beach.
Acts 2:6 — A large crowd came together because they heard the noise. They were surprised because, as the apostles were speaking, everyone heard in their own language.
Revelation 7 — I looked again. I saw a huge crowd, too huge to count. Everyone was there—all nations and tribes, all races and languages. And they were standing, dressed in white robes and waving palm branches, standing before the Throne and the Lamb and heartily singing:
Salvation to our God on his Throne!
Salvation to the Lamb!
Who is in my crowd?
8,000 - 10,000
300 - 600
Do I care about my crowd?
36 Whenever crowds came to Him, He had compassion for them because they were so deeply distraught, malaised, and heart-broken. They seemed to Him like lost sheep without a shepherd.
37 Jesus understood what an awesome task was before Him, so He said to His disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.
38 Ask the Lord of the harvest to send more workers into His harvest field.”
Who were the people in Christ’s crowds?
Jesus was able to see people’s lives through the lens of the cross.
Do I see the people or do I see the problems?
Do I see the problems or do I see the potential?
Do I have compassion for my crowd?
Can I see the crowd through the cross?
Am I willing to be part of the solution?
If sinners be damned, at least let them leap to Hell over our dead bodies. And if they perish, let them perish with our arms wrapped around their knees, imploring them to stay. If Hell must be filled, let it be filled in the teeth of our exertions, and let not one go unwarned and unprayed for.
— Charles Spurgeon