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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.

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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.

1. Message

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

2.Audience

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

(helpless slaves)

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.

3. Babylon

backslidden people. They did not keep the Sabbath.

Church folks

Messenger

- 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).

Ezekiel was especially distinguished with this title (Ezekiel 3:17; Ezekiel 33:7). The duties of a watchman were three-fold:

1. To wait and watch for what God would command and give in warning (Ezekiel 3:17-21).

2. To watch over and superintend the people (Ezekiel 3:17-21; Isaiah 56:10).

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.

3. Isaiah

“ 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


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