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Summary: Jesus sent out the twelve to do the job of the church.

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Introduction

Jesus sent out the twelve to do the work of the church. From our scripture passage we can discover how to get the job done right.

1. In order to get the job done right we must begin

small(v6-7)

"Then Jesus went around teaching from village to

village. calling the twelve to him he sent them out

two by two."

a. Jesus said that the kingdom of God is like a

mustard seed(Matthew 13:31)

b. Jesus began small. Notice he went village to

village.He had a small number(12). he sent them out

in small groups.(2)

c. Beginning small does not mean we give God a little

of everything we have but rather it is giving God

everything even if it is little.(see John 6:6-7)

d. How do you get to be big? By beginning small.

2. In order to get the job done right we must do it

as a team.(v7)

"He sent them out two by two."

a. No one person can do it alone.

b. No one person should be left out.(see 1 Cor 12:7)

c. Having a team does not guarantee success unless

there is intimacy with Jesus(v6) and clear

instructions.(v8)

d. Teamwork makes the dream work - John Maxwell

3. In order to get the job done right we must have

power and authority over evil spirits.(v7)

" and gave them authority over evil spirits"

a. Luke’s gospel "power and authority"(Luke 9:1)

b. The church got its authority in Matthew 28:18 and

its power in Acts 1:8

c. Our power and authority is found in our relationship

with Jesus(see Acts 19:13-16)

d. God would never send us to do a job without the

ability to get the job done right.

4. In order to get the job done right we must travel

light(v8-10)

" These were his instructions: " Take nothing for

the journey except a staff- no bread, no bag, no

money in your belts. Wear sandals but not an

extra tunic. Whenever you enter a house, stay

there until you leave that house."

a. God is not against us having things. He knows

that things are necessary to see the job done

right. (staff, sandals and a house)

b. God is against us having things that distract or

deter us from doing the job right.

c. Where our treasure is ;there is our heart also.

5. In order to get the job done right we must stay

in one place.(v10)

"Whenever you enter a house,stay there until you

leave that town."

a. Jesus was trying to prevent house hopping or to

be more contemporary church hopping.

b. Staying in one place is a commitment.

c. staying in one place allows our character to be

proven.

d. When is it right to leave a church?

1. If it is no longer a place of peace(Matthew

10:13)

Conflict and gossip will destroy any church

2. If you are not made welcome.(v11)

3. If no one will listen to you(v11)

6. In order to get the job done right we must preach

repentance.(v12)

" They went out and preached that people should

repent."

a. We can never get the job done right if we avoid

the issue of repentance.

b. repentance is a sign that God is at work

c. God wants to make us holy not happy. Although

happiness is a by-product of holiness.

7. In order to get the job done right we must go

out(V12-13)

" They went out and preached.. they drove out

many demons and anointed many sick people


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Roy Webb

commented on Dec 29, 2006

very direct and clear o the point

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