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    Luke6 12 16goodnewsclub Luke6 12 16goodnewsclub Presentation Transcript

    • THE GOOD NEWS CLUB Luke 6:12-16
      • The Twelve Apostles
      • At about that same time he climbed a mountain to pray. He was there all night in prayer before God. The next day he summoned his disciples; from them he selected twelve he designated as apostles:
      Luke 6:12-16  ( Message )   Simon, whom he named Peter, Andrew, his brother, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James, son of Alphaeus, Simon, called the Zealot, Judas, son of James, Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.
    • TAKE HOME
      • Apostles and Ambassadors are so very similar
      • It’s not necessary to travel abroad to be a full-fledged missionary/ambassador
      • I’m on a team which is diverse, called and with few similarities but our response to God’s call
      • Will I be faithful to my calling?
    • Opening Prayer
    • Announcements
    • Worship
    • Jesus Assembles The ‘Dream Team’
      • He spends the night in prayer about this profound decision…narrowing the field to 12
      • From his many disciples a Dubious Dozen make The Team
      • As in the other three lists of Apostles found in the scriptures, Peter is named first and Judas drags up the rear
      • They had few common interests and covered the full social spectrum from Far Right (Simon the Zealot) to that Tax Collector (Matthew)
      • Jesus was their common denominator
    • These Guys Don’t Know Where Jesus Will Lead Them. They Simply Sign On To Follow
      • This sounds a lot like Abraham’s call…and ours
      • They’ll spend three years as apprentices and then be shoved out of the nest
      • Little do they know that they’ll all die violent deaths, expect geriatric John
    • Graduating From ‘Boot Camp’ They’ll Be Entrusted With The Task Of Telling The Greatest Story Ever Told --and Starting Churches
      • The Book of Acts details the ministry of the two most prominent Apostles…Peter (1-12) and Paul (13-28)
      • Empowered by the Holy Spirit and spurred on by witnessing the Resurrected Christ, they are unstoppable
      • They have supernatural powers to bestow spiritual gifts on other Christians and perform amazing miracles themselves
    • All Christians (Like Us) Are Indwelt By The Holy Spirit And Have Been Called To Pass On ‘The Story’ --II Corinthians 5:17-20
      • Although we didn’t walk those Palestinian roads with Jesus and watch him perform miracles (or see him dead, then alive) we have been touched by him, transformed and called to follow.
      • They were told “as you are going” make disciples. (Matthew 28:18-20)
      • We are to be disciple-makers also…wherever life leads us
    • How Is God Sending You? Who Is On Your Daily Path?
      • Family
      • Co-workers
      • Neighbors
      • Friends
    • IT’S NOT A GIANT STEP FROM APOSTLE TO AMBASSADOR
      • We don’t seek the office of Apostle but believers were commissioned Ambassadors at our baptism
      • The whole matter seems to be Faithful in well-doing
      • You’ll find your ministry as you practice consistent Faithfulness
      • Doors will open, needs will present themselves and you’ll find see confused people all about you
    • Am I Willing To Be God’s Representative And Ambassador
      • What would that look like?
      • “ As you are going” you’ll need God’s glasses
      • Don’t bury your treasure or hide your light
      • Utilize your talent for Heaven’s sake
      • Great Opportunities abound…right at your doorstep
    • I believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God. I trust him as my Lord and Savior. Confession
    • Worship
    • Offering
    • Worship
    • Prayer
    • TAKE HOME
      • Apostles and Ambassadors are so very similar
      • It’s not necessary to travel abroad to be a full-fledged missionary/ambassador
      • I’m on a team which is diverse, called and with few similarities but our response to God’s call
      • Will I be faithful to my calling?
    • Go and Make Disciples As You Go.