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Title: Luke 9:57-10:2 Mission Ready


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Four steps to ready yourself for missions
Luke 957-102
Paul Bucknell
NASB
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Mission Ready Luke 957-102
Jesus
  • Mission focused - Acts 2
  • Mission minded - Acts 1

What about Jesus?
Was He mission-minded?
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Mission Ready
  • A) Preparation of our Heart (Luke 957-62)
  • B) Support of missionaries (Luke 101)
  • C) Development of mission worldview (Luke 102a)
  • D) Prayer for kingdom expansion (Luke 102b)

Preparation
Support
Development
Prayer
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A) Preparation of our Heart (Luke 957-62)
Luke 957-58
And as they were going along the road, someone
said to Him, I will follow You wherever You go.
And Jesus said to him, The foxes have holes, and
the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of
Man has nowhere to lay His head (Luke 957-58).
Challenging the Comfortable Disciple
They follow only when it suits them.
5
A) Preparation of our Heart (Luke 957-62)
Follow Me!
Luke 959-60
And He said to another, Follow Me. But he
said, Permit me first to go and bury my father.
But He said to him, Allow the dead to bury their
own dead but as for you, go and proclaim
everywhere the kingdom of God. (Luke 959-60).
Challenging the Convenient Disciple
They give the Lord the leftovers.
6
A) Preparation of our Heart (Luke 957-62)
Luke 961-62
And another also said, I will follow You, Lord
but first permit me to say good-bye to those at
home. But Jesus said to him, No one, after
putting his hand to the plow and looking back, is
fit for the kingdom of God (Luke 961-62).
Challenging the Distracted Disciple
Trying to keep open his options.
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A) Preparation of our Heart Luke 957-62
Comforts
Conveniences
Choices
Our life call Unreservedly follow Jesus
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B) Support of missionaries (Luke 101)
Now after this the Lord appointed seventy
others, and sent them two and two ahead of Him to
every city and place where He Himself was going
to come (Luke 101).
What about the preacher-to-be in Luke 960?
9
Gods Equippers
And He gave some to be apostles and some,
prophets and some, evangelists and some,
pastors and teachers.
God calls some men for special service.
God-designed All clearly communicate Gods
Word Different focus/target group
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Two Verbs
appointed
Now after this the Lord appointed seventy
others, and sent them two and two ahead of Him to
every city and place where He Himself was going
to come (Luke 101).
Installing them, setting them into a certain
position
sent
Go out, sent as a delegate, apostolize
apostolize - Greek word missio - Latin
(Roman) word sent - English word
missions missionary mission
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The Challenge
big faith
little faith
be with Jesus
Go ahead of Jesus
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Jesus Ministry Perspectives
  • Engage others to join Gods work
  • Envision others to Gods work
  • Equip others to do Gods work
  • Empower others to do the work
  • Entrust others to do Gods work

here
there
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C) The Urgency of Restructuring (Luke 102a)
And He was saying to them, The harvest is
plentiful, but the laborers are few (Luke 102a).
  • 1) The harvest needs to be harvested now.

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C) The Urgency of Restructuring (Luke 102a)
And He was saying to them, The harvest is
plentiful, but the laborers are few (Luke 102a).
  • 2) The plentiful harvest demands many workers.

pollus many megapolis
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C) The Urgency of Restructuring (Luke 102a)
And He was saying to them, The harvest is
plentiful, but the laborers are few (Luke 102a).
  • 3) The harvest only has (relatively) few people
    who are committing themselves.

From 1990 to 2000, non-Western countries
increased three-fold. Total number of
missionaries went from 76,120 to 97,732 in 2000.
Ready to go?
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D) Pray for Kingdom Advancement (Luke 102b)
And He was saying to them, The harvest is
plentiful, but the laborers are few therefore
beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out
laborers into His harvest (Luke 102).
  • 1) Observations
  • 2) Solution - pray
  • 3) Participation
  • 4) Doesnt God care?

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Mission ready?
Is your heart and life prepared?
Do you support deployment of missionaries?
Are you willing to go?
Do you have a mission worldview?
Do you see things the way Jesus does?
Are you praying for more missionaries?
Beseech the Lord of the harvest each day.
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