Summary: Part 6:The Great Commission - He sent them out, two by two, and gave them power over unclean spirits...
The Great Commission
Part 6 – Jesus send out the Twelve
Pastor Bruce A. Shields
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† The Sermon on the Mount.
† He and his Disciples and Apostles begin to travel from Galilee to Capernaum.
† Jesus heals the Centurion’s servant.
† He then has dinner in a Pharisees home where He was anointed by a sinful woman who had repented.
† Jesus then returns to Galilee preaching along the way.
† Jesus Calms the Storm.
† A Prophet without Honor in His hometown
Mark 6:7 – 13 Jesus sends out the Twelve
“7 Calling the Twelve to him, he sent them out two by two and gave them authority over evil spirits.
8 These were his instructions: "Take nothing for the journey except a staff—no bread, no bag, no money in your belts. 9 Wear sandals but not an extra tunic.
10 Whenever you enter a house, stay there until you leave that town.
11 And if any place will not welcome you or listen to you, shake the dust off your feet when you leave, as a testimony against them."
12 They went out and preached that people should repent.
13 They drove out many demons and anointed many sick people with oil and healed them.”
I. THEIR FIRST MISSION TRIP WITHOUT JESUS
a. SENT BY THE LORD
i. God’s First Will – that you are saved.
“3 This is good, and pleases God our Savior, 4 who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus”
ii. God’s Second Will – that you share the Gospel
18 Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
iii. God’s Third Will – How He will enable you to do so
We have different gifts, according to the grace given us.
12 So it is with you. Since you are eager to have spiritual gifts, try to excel in gifts that build up the church.
b. TWO BY TWO
i. No one person is the Body of Christ
so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.
The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ.
Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.
ii. God ministers to us through others
11 It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, 12 to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
iii. Gifts of the Spirit to Build & Edify the Body of Christ
c. GIVEN POWER & AUTHORITY
i. We are the branch & He is the vine
1 "I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. 2 He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. 3 You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. 4 Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.
5 "I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. 6 If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. 7 If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you. 8 This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.