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Summary: Jesus’ ministry expansion began with a mission briefing. What must a mission briefing cover to prepare the world to meet Jesus? 22 principles to prepare your world for Jesus. Part 3 of a 5-part sermon.

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PREPARING YOUR WORLD TO MEET JESUS-III—Luke 10:1-16

Need:

Palm Sunday is the time when Jesus entered Jerusalem as their King.

He was refused when the people realized the kind/type of King He was.

Palm Sunday—Preparing the world to meet Jesus.

Jesus ministry expansion began with a mission briefing.

Preparing your world to meet Jesus requires mission briefing.

What must your mission briefing cover to prepare your world to meet Jesus?

23 principles to prepare your world for Jesus.

‘Envisage’—‘To have a mental picture of especially in advance of realization.’

When preparing your world to meet Jesus, Picture...

1. The Appointment to the Harvest(:1a)

2. The Pairing for the Harvest(:1a)

3. The Kept Itinerary for the Harvest(:1b)

4. The Harvest(:2a)

5. The Labor in the Harvest(:2b)

6. The Labor Force of the Harvest(:2c)

7. The Head of the Harvest(:2d)

8. The Force Behind the Harvest(:2e)

9. The Risk in the Harvest(:3)

10—When preparing your world to meet Jesus,

PICTURE THE PROVISION IN THE HARVEST(:4a)

Explanation:(:4a)

:4a—“Carry no purse, no bag, no shoes; ...”

“Purse”—?????????—Money bag

“Bag/Scrip/Knapsack”—????—Leather sack for carrying miscellaneous provisions.

“Shoes”—Dress or casual?—Walking?

‘God’s servant is not there to gain but to give’

Don’t expect anything from anybody...& you will be provided thru those same people.

Argumentation:

2Thess. 3:10-12—“For even when we were with you, we used to give you this order: if anyone will not work, neither let him eat. For we hear that some among you are leading an undisciplined life, doing no work at all, but acting like busybodies. Now such persons we command & exhort in the Lord Jesus Christ to work in quiet fashion & eat their own bread.”

Php. 4:19-20—“And my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Now to our God & Father be the glory forever & ever. Amen.”

Gen. 22:13-14—“Then Abraham raised his eyes & looked, & behold, behind him a ram caught in the thicket by his horns; & Abraham went & took the ram, & offered him up for a burnt offering in the place of his son. And Abraham called the name of that place The LORD Will Provide, as it is said to this day, “In the mount of the LORD it will be provided.”—Jehovahjireh—YHWH Sees

Illustration:

Farmer sends farm-hands to reap/Sends them with machinery & personnel they need/Gives what is required for the work/PROVISION in the Harvest

Palm Sunday/Jesus’ provision for your King/PROVISION

Application:

?You pictured the PROVISION of the Harvest of souls?

?You preparing your world to meet Jesus?

11—When preparing your world to meet Jesus

PICTURE THE TASK OF THE HARVEST(:4b)

Explanation:(:4b) Urgency/Focus/Resolve/Determination

:4b—“....& greet no one on the way.”

HINDRANCE to the Harvest

“Greet”—?????????—To draw to one’s self; Welcome; a salutation was made not merely by a slight gesture & a few words, but generally by embracing & kissing, A journey was retarded frequently by greeting/saluting.

The 70 were not to greet anyone as they traveled to their intended destinations. Their mission was a determined one with a fixed purpose which would be hindered by ‘small talk’ & friendly discussion.


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