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This is the second sermon in our 2019 launch series ‘Disciple Makers’ on “Disciples with a Frontline”. Preacher: The Rev’d Dr Daniel Rouhead. Bible Reading: Luke 10:1-11
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BIBLE READING: Luke 10:1-11
After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go. He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves. Do not take a purse or bag or sandals; and do not greet anyone on the road.
“When you enter a house, first say, ‘Peace to this house.’ If someone who promotes peace is there, your peace will rest on them; if not, it will return to you. Stay there, eating and drinking whatever they give you, for the worker deserves his wages. Do not move around from house to house.
“When you enter a town and are welcomed, eat what is offered to you. Heal the sick who are there and tell them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’ But when you enter a town and are not welcomed, go into its streets and say, ‘Even the dust of your town we wipe from our feet as a warning to you. Yet be sure of this: The kingdom of God has come near.’
SMALL GROUP QUESTIONS
CONNECT: What area of your life do you need to recognise Jesus as Lord more?
Share how you feel about the words ‘mission’ and ‘evangelism’.
What was your last experience of sharing the Gospel? Did you find that difficult or easy?
READ Matthew 28:18-20
Do you feel included in the Great Commission – “to go and make disciples”?
Do you feel competent (do you have the skills?) and confident (do you think you can do it?) to share the Gospel? How do you think you could become more competent and more confident?
READ Luke 10:1-4
Why do you think Jesus sent out the disciples before him?
Neil Hudson critiques Western Christians are being leisure-time Christians (that they only serve God in their spare time). Do you agree? Why or why not?
Where are the three places that you spend most of your time each week? Have you ever thought about how these places are part of your frontline as a follower of Jesus?
What do you think you would need to change in your life to recognise the ‘whole’ of your life as part of your following with Jesus? How could you encourage your brothers and sisters to do the same?
How does the military connotation of a frontline relate to the work of evangelism?
What is the role of prayer in being a disciple with a frontline? How must we be completely dependent on God as we seek to share the Good News with the world?
Jesus said, “The harvest is plentiful”. Does this give you hope for your frontline work?
Jesus also said, “the workers are few”. What are the barriers to serving on the frontline?
READ Luke 10:5-10
What does it mean to bring peace to your frontline (v.5)? How can we apply Jesus’ command to “heal the sick” to our frontlines (v.9)?
How can you this week more actively and intentionally use your everyday frontline as part of God’s mission to and in the world?
APPLY This Week: Where are the places you regularly encounter non-Christians?
Dear Lord, we thank you that you have sent us into the world to proclaim the good news that Jesus is Lord. We acknowledge that the harvest is plentiful and we want to be one of your workers. Help us to identify our frontline so that we can be missionaries right where we are. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Audio and Video
“Like Lamb and Wolves” by Alistair Begg
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