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Summary: Jesus’ ministry received practical/physical support. Our support of the Gospel of Christ promotes certain attitudes. This is an abbreviated but comprehensive outline of ’Jesus’ Support’ Parts 1 thru 3.

JESUS’ SUPPORT(Comprehensive of parts 1-3)—Luke 8:1-3

Jesus’ ministry received practical/physical support.

The ministry of the gospel receives support.

What is the promoted thru a support of the gospel of Christ?

Some attitudes promoted by the support of the Gospel of Christ.

Support of the Gospel of Christ promotes...

1—Jesus’ support promotes

A MISSIONARY Attitude(:1a) Far-reaching

—Explanation:(:1a)

“And it came about soon afterwards, that He began going about from one city & village to another, ...”

“One...to another/Every city & village”—

Methodical approach to spread of ministry.

Mat. 10:5-7—“These twelve[disciples] Jesus sent out ....instructing them,...“...as you go, preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’”

—Argumentation:

Acts 1:8—“but you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.”

—Illustration:

Employee’s trip to Germany for Torrington(car motor bearings)/Purpose to teach & learn/MISSIONARY Attitude

—Application:

?Your support for the Gospel of Christ promote a MISSIONARY ATTITUDE?

?Your support for the Gospel of Christ Practical?

2—Jesus’ support promotes

A DIVERSE Attitude(:1b) Manifold/Multifold/Multifaceted

—Explanation/Argumentation:(:1b)

“...proclaiming & preaching the kingdom of God;...”

“Proclaiming(Preaching)”—khrussw—To officially Herald, Publish or make known.

“Preaching(Proclaiming)/Bringing/Shewing the glad tidings”—euaggelizw—Bring good news/message.

?How many ways exist in which to bring good news?

&

?What is the good news?—“The kingdom of God”—God’s presence, rule & reign.

—Illustration:

Esposito’s, Tallahassee/Focus on Gardening but Christmas as well/2 seasons/DIVERSE Attitude

Scuba & Ski Chalet in Savannah/All year/DIVERSE Attitude

—Application:

?Your support for the Gospel of Christ promote a DIVERSE ATTITUDE?

?Your support for the Gospel of Christ Practical?

3—Jesus’ support promotes

A COOPERATIVE Attitude(:1c; 2a; 3c)

—Explanation:(:1c; 2a; 3c)

:1—“And the twelve were with Him...”

:2a—“......& also some women who had been healed of evil spirits & sicknesses...”

:3c—“...& many others...”—Women

Co-laborers with Christ

—Argumentation:

3Jn. 1:5-8—“Beloved, you are acting faithfully in whatever you accomplish for the brethren, & especially when they are strangers; & they bear witness to your love before the church; & you will do well to send them on their way in a manner worthy of God. For they went out for the sake of the Name, accepting nothing from the Gentiles. Therefore we ought to support such men, that we may be fellow workers with the truth.”

—Illustration:

Local Church with no extended family is sick/Cooperative

Large business/CEO, Managers, Secretaries, Financial, Experimental, Production, Any organized effort requires cooperation—willingly submit to the organizational structure

—Application:

?Your support for the Gospel of Christ promote a COOPERATIVE ATTITUDE?

?Your support for the Gospel of Christ Practical?

4—Jesus’ support promotes

A GRATEFUL Attitude(:2a)

—Explanation:(:2a)

“...& also some women who had been healed of evil spirits & sicknesses:...”

“Women”—Victims of culture

“Healed”—

“Evil Spirits”—

“Sicknesses/Infirmities”—

Affected by & Zealously bound to Jesus’ truth.

—Argumentation:

Col. 3:16-17—“Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching & admonishing one another with psalms & hymns & spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.”

Col. 4:2—“Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving;...”

2Cor. 4:15—“For all things are for your sakes, that the grace which is spreading to more & more people may cause the giving of thanks to abound to the glory of God.”

—Illustration:

Graduate College/Profoundly & extremely thankful for the investment of others in my life/GRATEFUL

—Application:

?Your support for the Gospel of Christ promote a GRATEFUL ATTITUDE?

?Your support for the Gospel of Christ Practical?

5—Jesus’ support promotes

A RADICAL Attitude(:2b)

—Explanation:(:2b) Sharp/Extreme/Drastic

“& also some women who had been healed of evil spirits & sicknesses: Mary who was called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out,”

Radically saved people make diligent yokefellows & offer compelling testimonies—Different worldview

—Argumentation:

Jn. 3:3—“Jesus answered & said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”—Birth is radical!

Eph. 3:23—“In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace, which He lavished upon us....”

*Change from Satan’s dominion to God’s dominion is found in our personal perception/experience of the difference.

—Illustration:

My profession as Marine Biologist/Salvation/Convinced God didn’t want me in that profession anymore/RADICAL

—Application:

?Your support for the Gospel of Christ promote a RADICAL ATTITUDE?

?Your support for the Gospel of Christ Practical?

6—Jesus’ support promotes

An INFLUENTIAL Attitude(:3a)

—Explanation:(:3a) Political movers & shakers

“& Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod’s steward, & Susanna, & many others who were contributing to their support out of their private means.”

“Herod’s”:

Herod Antipas—a son of Herod the Great—Roman tetrarch of Galilee & Peraea.

Took his brother Herod Philip’s wife Herodias.

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