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  • 1. BUMPED FROM THE NEST Luke 9:1-6
  • 2.
    • The Sending of the Twelve Apostles
    • 9:1 After Jesus called the twelve together, he gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases, 9:2 and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal the sick. 9:3 He said to them, “Take nothing for your journey – no staff, no bag, no bread, no money, and do not take an extra tunic. 9:4 Whatever house you enter, stay there until you leave the area.
    NET Bible® ©1996-2006 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. www.bible.org All rights reserved. Luke 9:1-6 (NET Bible)
  • 3.
    • 9:5 Wherever they do not receive you, as you leave that town, shake the dust off your feet as a testimony against them.” 9:6 Then they departed and went throughout the villages, proclaiming the good news and healing people everywhere.
    Luke 9:1-6 (NET Bible) NET Bible® ©1996-2006 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. www.bible.org All rights reserved.
  • 4. TAKE HOME
    • It is the Great Commission. Not the Great Suggestion.
    • All I need to share my faith is in my hands right now.
    • I have what the world needs.
    • I may be a cracked pot, but what I carry about is priceless.
  • 5. Opening Prayer
  • 6. Announcements
  • 7. Worship
  • 8. Boot Camp For The ‘A’ Team –The Apostles
    • Although his select cadre, they still had families to tend to, and day jobs.
    • They were prototypes for ‘Gather to Scatter’ thinking.
    • Bumped out of the “Jesus” nest, they test their wings from village to village.
  • 9. Buttressed By Healing Power They Had A Message: The Kingdom Of God
    • In the early days God used dramatic signs and wonders to draw a crowd and give his messengers a credibility boost. (Remember the story of Philip in Samaria?)
    • The focal point was not the miracle but the message.
    • They had probably heard certain themes preached by Jesus over and over…not it was time to do some of their own speaking on these subjects.
  • 10. The Gospel. Good News. It Had To Include The Core Message Of Jesus
    • A long string of prophecies found fulfillment in Messiah Jesus: The place of birth, timing, giving sight to the blind. The Resurrection Story would wait until Pentecost.
    • Their own story would be at the foundation of their sermons. -- I John 1.1
  • 11. The Gospel. Good News. It Had To Include The Core Message Of Jesus
    • Jesus gave John the Baptist’s friends the low down: “Go back and report to John what you hear and see : The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised and the good news is preached to the poor. Blessed is the one who does not fall away on account of me.” --Matthew 11:4-6
  • 12. The Church Can Be Our Nest. Our Comfort Zone.
    • The four walls are a safe place for making big boasts about Jesus.
    • A supportive and loving family will say their ‘amens’ and ‘preach it brother!’
    • Is it time to make your confession. Tell your faith-story? -- Matthew 10:32-33
  • 13. What You Have Is All You Need
    • You have a belief , a conviction and an answer for anyone who wonders what you believe.
    • It will take on a clearer shape and form every time you make your confession.
    • Don’t back-pedal or apologize for trusting in Jesus. Practice what you are going to say.
    • We find it easy to talk about why we drive what we drive, eat what we eat and read what we read. Again… practice articulating why you love Jesus. -- I Peter3:15
  • 14. I believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God. I trust him as my Lord and Savior. Confession
  • 15. Worship
  • 16. Offering
  • 17. What You Don’t Need…
    • Ordination
    • A college degree in Bible
    • A long history with Jesus
    • Permission from anybody
    • A special gift
  • 18. What You Need
    • A story. What is the story of your faith? How did it began, grow and blossom?
    • To understand that God wants every believer to ‘pass it on’. (We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us.)
    • A heart for people who will perish if they don’t turn to God.
    • Ongoing friendships. (What are some ideas for keeping engaged with people?)
  • 19. Always Remember:
    • The world doesn’t need smooth talkers but straight shooters.
    • God prefers ordinary folk as his partners. (Fishermen, tax-collectors, terrorists)
    • If you are too slick you undermine God’s power.
    • -- I Corinthians 1:26-31
  • 20. Worship
  • 21. Prayer
  • 22. TAKE HOME
    • It is the Great Commission. Not the Great Suggestion.
    • All I need to share my faith is in my hands right now.
    • I have what the world needs.
    • I may be a cracked pot, but what I carry about is priceless.
  • 23. GO AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE