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Four steps to ready yourself for missions. Luke 9:57-10:2. Paul Bucknell. NASB. Mission Ready Luke 9:57-10:2. Jesus. Mission focused - Acts 2 Mission minded - Acts 1. What about Jesus?. Was He mission-minded?. Mission Ready. A) Preparation of our Heart (Luke 9:57-62)

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Four steps to ready yourself for missions

Four steps to ready yourself for missions

Luke 9:57-10:2

Paul Bucknell

NASB


Mission ready luke 9 57 10 2

Mission ReadyLuke 9:57-10:2

Jesus

  • Mission focused - Acts 2

  • Mission minded - Acts 1

What about Jesus?

Was He mission-minded?


Mission ready

Mission Ready

A) Preparation of our Heart (Luke 9:57-62)

B) Support of missionaries (Luke 10:1)

C) Development of mission worldview (Luke 10:2a)

D) Prayer for kingdom expansion (Luke 10:2b)

Preparation

Development

Support

Prayer


Four steps to ready yourself for missions

A) Preparation of our Heart (Luke 9:57-62)

Luke 9:57-58

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 9:57-58).

Challenging the Comfortable Disciple

They follow only when it suits them.


A preparation of our heart luke 9 57 62

A) Preparation of our Heart (Luke 9:57-62)

“Follow Me!”

Luke 9:59-60

“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 9:59-60).

Challenging the Convenient Disciple

They give the Lord the leftovers.


Four steps to ready yourself for missions

A) Preparation of our Heart (Luke 9:57-62)

Luke 9:61-62

“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 9:61-62).

Challenging the Distracted Disciple

Trying to keep open his options.


Four steps to ready yourself for missions

A) Preparation of our Heart Luke 9:57-62

Comforts

Conveniences

Choices

Our life call: Unreservedly follow Jesus


B support of missionaries luke 10 1

B) Support of missionaries (Luke 10:1)

“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 10:1).

What about the preacher-to-be in Luke 9:60?


God s equippers

God’s 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 God’s Word

• Different focus/target group


Two verbs

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 10:1).

Installing them, setting them into a certain position

sent

Go out, sent as a delegate,

‘apostolize’

missions

missionary

mission

‘apostolize’ - Greek word

‘missio’ - Latin (Roman) word

‘sent’ - English word


The challenge

The Challenge

big faith

little faith

be with Jesus

Go ahead of Jesus


Jesus ministry perspectives

SEND

SEND

SEND

SEND

Jesus’ Ministry Perspectives

  • Engage others to join God’s work

  • Envision others to God’s work

  • Equip others to do God’s work

  • Empower others to do the work

  • Entrust others to do God’s work

here

there


C the urgency of restructuring luke 10 2a

C) The Urgency of Restructuring (Luke 10:2a)

1) The harvest needs to be harvested now.

“And He was saying to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few” (Luke 10:2a).


C the urgency of restructuring luke 10 2a1

C) The Urgency of Restructuring (Luke 10:2a)

2) The plentiful harvest demands many workers.

“And He was saying to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few” (Luke 10:2a).

pollus = many

megapolis


C the urgency of restructuring luke 10 2a2

C) The Urgency of Restructuring (Luke 10:2a)

3) The harvest only has (relatively) few people who are committing themselves.

“And He was saying to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few” (Luke 10:2a).

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?


D pray for kingdom advancement luke 10 2b

D) Pray for Kingdom Advancement (Luke 10:2b)

1) Observations

2) Solution - pray

3) Participation

4) Doesn’t God care?

“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 10:2).


Mission ready1

Comforts

Conveniences

Choices

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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