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TWO INSTRUCTIONS JESUS GAVE TO HIS VICTORIOUS DISCIPLES TO PROTECT THEM AGAINST PRIDE

1. The First Instruction -- The Implications of Delegated Authority

a. with respect to God's program

1) they had been commissioned to serve in God's program

a) the bestowal of the commission

b) the recipients of the commission

2) they had been granted power to succeed in God's program

a) the nature of that power

b) the extent of that power

b. with respect to God's protection

1) the certainty of that protection

2) the beneficiaries of that protection

2. The Second Instruction -- The Ground of Their Rejoicing

a. the wrong ground for rejoicing

b. the right ground for rejoicing

Conclusion:

As we carry out the Great Commission let us guard against pride -- remembering that the authority we possess as ambassadors of Christ is delegated authority and rejoicing in the assurance we enjoy that God's grace and power has saved us


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