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Summary: Jesus’ ministry received practical/physical support. Our support of the Gospel of Christ promotes certain attitudes. Part 2 of a 3-part sermon.

JESUS’ SUPPORT-Part II—Luke 8:1-3 (quickview) 

OR Ministering to Ministry

Jesus’ ministry must receive support.

Jesus’ ministry received practical/physical support.

The ministry of the gospel receives practical/physical support.

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

Some attitudes promoted by the practical/physical support of the Gospel of Christ.

Practical support of the Gospel of Christ promotes...

1. A Missionary Attitude(:1a)

2. A Diverse Attitude(:1b)

3. A Cooperative Attitude(:1c; 2a; 3c)

4. A Grateful Attitude(:2a)

5. A Radical Attitude(:2b)

6—Your support of the Gospel of Christ 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.

He cast John the Baptist into prison.

“Herod’s steward”— ‘Had charge of Herod’s domestic affairs, to provide for it or ‘Including care & tutelage of children.’

*Joseph was a steward over Potiphar’s house.

Christian Men & Women are influencers of households/businesses/schools/governments/neighborhoods, etc...not just for morality’s sake but for salvation’s & Kingdom’s sake.

*The Gospel cuts across all boundaries!—Universally influential

—Argumentation:

Prov. 22:29—“Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will stand before kings; He will not stand before obscure men.”

Lk. 21:12-15—“But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you & will persecute you, delivering you to the synagogues & prisons, bringing you before kings & governors for My name’s sake. “It will lead to an opportunity for your testimony. “So make up your minds not to prepare beforehand to defend yourselves; for I will give you utterance & wisdom which none of your opponents will be able to resist or refute.”

Mat. 10:16-20—“Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; therefore be shrewd as serpents, & innocent as doves. “But beware of men; for they will deliver you up to the courts, & scourge you in their synagogues; & you shall even be brought before governors & kings for My sake, as a testimony to them & to the Gentiles. “But when they deliver you up, do not become anxious about how or what you will speak; for it shall be given you in that hour what you are to speak. “For it is not you who speak, but it is the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you.”

—Illustration:

ITBS(Iowa Test of Basis Skills)/INFLUENTIAL

Stanford Nine test/

California/

Charlotte/Recycling/Inlfuence on other counties/

—Application:

?Your support of the Gospel promote an INFLUENTIAL ATTITUDE?

?What does your support for the Gospel of Christ promote?

?Your support for the Gospel of Christ Practical?

7—Practical support of the Gospel of Christ promotes

A BEAUTIFUL Attitude(:3b)

—Explanation:(:3b) Rare/Unique/Delicate

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


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