Message Outline

We Are Sent

Pastor Jonathan Stockstill
Sunday, Dec 8, 2019

Luke 9:1-2 NLT - 1 One day Jesus called together his twelve disciples and gave them power and authority to cast out all demons and to heal all diseases. 2 Then he sent them out to tell everyone about the Kingdom of God and to heal the sick.

Luke 10:1 NLT - The Lord now chose seventy-two other disciples and sent them ahead in pairs to all the towns and places he planned to visit.

1. Our purpose is to be SENT.

  • Like Christ, all of us are sent into the world.
  • John 20:21 NLT - Again he said, "Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I am sending you."
  • First we follow-"Follow Me."
  • Then we learn- "I will teach you."
  • Then we must go-How to fish for people

2. Our purpose is to SPEAK.

  • Romans 10:14 NLT, emphasis added - But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them?
  • They preached the kingdom.
  • They preached Jesus.
  • They preached the gospel.

3. Our purpose is to SHOW.

  • Luke 9:2 NLT, emphasis added - Then he sent them out to tell everyone about the Kingdom of God and to heal the sick.
  • Mark 16:20 NIV, emphasis added - Then the disciples went out and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked with them and confirmed his word by the signs that accompanied it.

4. Our purpose is to SERVE.

  • Luke 10:36-37 NLT - 36 "Now which of these three would you say was a neighbor to the man who was attacked by bandits?" Jesus asked. 37 The man replied, "The one who showed him mercy." Then Jesus said, "Yes, now go and do the same."
  • Compassion of the believer
  • Mercy of the believer
  • Hospitality of the believer
  • Generosity of the believer

5. Our greatest purpose is to SIT at His feet.

  • Luke 10:41-42 NIV - 41 "Martha, Martha," the Lord answered, "you are worried and upset about many things, 42 but few things are needed-or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her."
  • Upset about many things-stressed
  • Few things are needed-simplicity
  • Has chosen what is better-sitting

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