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 4 of a 5-part sermon.
PREPARING YOUR WORLD TO MEET JESUS-IV—Luke 10:1-16
It takes much more than one ‘lone wolf’ to bring down the prey.
A lot of basic Christian tenets in this section!
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. The Provision in the Harvest(:4a)
11. The Task of the Harvest(:4b)
12—When preparing your world to meet Jesus
PICTURE THE ACCEPTANCE IN THE HARVEST(:5-8)
:5—“And whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace be to this house.’”
‘Wishing them all happiness & prosperity, temporal, spiritual, & eternal’
:6—“And if a man of peace is there, your peace will rest upon him; but if not, it will return to you.”
Recognizes the grace of God in you.
Nothing is lost in the offer of God’s peace.
:7—“And stay in that house, eating & drinking what they give you; for the laborer is worthy of his wages. Do not keep moving from house to house.”
“Eating & drinking what they give you”—
:8—“And whatever city you enter, & they receive you, eat what is set before you;”
Php. 4:11-16—“Not that I speak from want; for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. I know how to get along with humble means, & I also know how to live in prosperity; in any & every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled & going hungry, both of having abundance & suffering need. I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Nevertheless, you have done well to share with me in my affliction. And you yourselves also know, Philippians, that at the first preaching of the gospel, after I departed from Macedonia, no church shared with me in the matter of giving & receiving but you alone; for even in Thessalonica you sent a gift more than once for my needs.”
“For the laborer is worthy of his wages”—
Ministry to Homebounds—Poor—Ghettos— Third world/
Venezuela/Each group supplied our food needs/Fish eyeball soup—Great honor/
“Do not keep moving from house to house”—
—Center your ministry—Make it available to all.—Call attention to those who are willing to house, feed, clothe & otherwise provide for you.
—Focus on one/your area & do it well.
Peace that comes over you as you respond mutually to a shared love for Jesus with others totally different from you.
The best of others comes to you, regardless of whether their best is esteemed by the world as the best.
For Money, Pat on the back, Public recognition, Self-fulfillment—Wrong reasons
For God’s will—Right reason