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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) - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Mission ReadyLuke 9:57-10:2Mission focused - Acts 2Mission minded - Acts 1What about Jesus?Was He mission-minded?Jesus

  • Mission ReadyA) 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)PreparationSupportDevelopmentPrayer

  • Luke 9:57-58And 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 DiscipleThey follow only when it suits them.A) Preparation of our Heart (Luke 9:57-62)

  • A) Preparation of our Heart (Luke 9:57-62)Luke 9:59-60And 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 DiscipleFollow Me!They give the Lord the leftovers.

  • Luke 9:61-62And 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 DiscipleTrying to keep open his options.A) Preparation of our Heart (Luke 9:57-62)

  • Our life call: Unreservedly follow JesusComfortsConveniencesChoicesA) Preparation of our Heart Luke 9:57-62

  • 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?

  • Gods EquippersAnd 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 Gods Word Different focus/target group

  • Two VerbsNow 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).appointedsentInstalling them, setting them into a certain positionGo out, sent as a delegate,apostolizeapostolize - Greek wordmissio - Latin (Roman) wordsent - English word missionsmissionarymission

  • The Challengelittle faithbig faithbe with JesusGo ahead of Jesus

  • Jesus Ministry PerspectivesEngage others to join Gods workEnvision others to Gods workEquip others to do Gods workEmpower others to do the workEntrust others to do Gods workherethere

  • 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 10:2a)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 = manymegapolis

  • 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)1) Observations2) Solution - pray3) Participation 4) Doesnt 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 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.

    Missions ReadyLuke 9:57-10:2Paul BucknellNASB used.

    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).

    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).

    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). Engage others to join Gods workEnvision others to Gods workEquip others to do Gods workEmpower others to do the workEntrust others to do Gods work