Summary: This is the third in the Calling of God series, Called to stand, called to serve & called to send. God still calling and churches need to send people to the mission field.
Call to Send Luke 10:1
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
The mother of Christian Schwartz died as he was born. Before her death she exacted this promise from her husband: “When my baby becomes a man and God calls him to be a missionary, promise me that you will not stand in his way!” In those days, foreign missionary enterprise was almost unknown. Years passed. One day a brilliant young man came from the university and said, “Father, God has called me to be a missionary!” Tears filled the father’s eyes as he recalled the promise he gave to his dying wife. “Answer the call, my son, and may God’s blessings be continually upon you,” said the father. Christian Schwartz went to India, a pioneer missionary in the generation before William Carey.
Luke 10: 8 “When you enter a town and are welcomed, eat what is set before you. Heal the sick who are there and tell them, ‘The kingdom of God is near you.’
Message -Kingdom Of God is here
1. It is God’s kingdom – God’ work
2. It is Good News (Gospel) – free from the bondage
3.It is some thing to see – We saw the glory of God(Peter said)
Mark.11:2 – See the work of God
4. It is a Spiritual Kingdom. Rom.14:17
5. It is eternal. 2 Pet.1:17
1. Nineveh – Jonah.4:11
One who worship unknown gods.But Nineveh has more than a hundred and twenty thousand people who cannot tell their right hand from their left, and One who never experienced the love of Jesus Christ.
2. People of Israel in Egypt
The Lord said, “I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned about their suffering
many cattle as well. One who received the promise and did not have the ability to conquer it.
backslidden people. They did not keep the Sabbath.
- Call to Send as watchman
“Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me. I have made you a watchman (Ezekiel 3:17).
1. To wait and watch for what God would command and give in warning (Ezekiel 3:17-21).
3. To warn the people for God (Eze. 3:17-21)
4. To warn the fellow brothers about the danger
2. Jonah –
“It is all about me”
Disciples Vs Samaritan woman
Disciples bought lunch – (whit castle hamburgers) Samaritan woman bought whole city.
She was willing to obey,
Did not worry about her personality,
Gave up their comfort,
Went with faith,
Went with conviction
500 people heard the message to gather in the upper room for tarry for the power of the Holy Spirit – 120 gathers – very few went to minister.
“ went back to Hezekiah”
4. Paul – Slave – “dulos”
5. John the Baptist – Voice
6. Jesus Christ
Hudson Taylor heard the message to go to China
William carry heard the calling to go to India
Bob Finley – in 1944- boxing Champion got this calling Recruited 10,000 young people to go to different parts of the world.
Bonke -got the calling to go to Africa
How did He send
1. With the Message
“you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 3:8
Witnesses – Means Martyr
2. With Authority
Acts.1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
3. with conviction
“We saw the glory of God”
Newspapermen went down from London to report at firsthand the marvelous happenings of the great Welsh revival at the turn-of-the- century. On their arrival in Wales one of them asked a policeman where the Welsh revival was. Drawing himself to his full height he laid his hand over his heart and proudly proclaimed: “Gentlemen, the Welsh revival is inside this uniform!” He had caught the holy fire.
We need preach with a conviction that prison, religion , govt., Demons, Cesar, tradition, Hell can not stop us from preaching this message.
4. Like a thermostat.
1. Will not change according to the environment.
2. it feels the surroundings but change the environment.
3. Thermostat is not the source but it has connection to it.