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 5 of a 5-part sermon.
PREPARING YOUR WORLD TO MEET JESUS-V—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. The Acceptance in the Harvest(:5-8)
13. The Message of the Harvest(:9)
14. The Rejection/Intolerance in the Harvest(:10)
15. The Brashness of the Harvest(:10b-11)
16. The Decision of the Harvest(:11)
17—When preparing your world to meet Jesus
REVEAL THE DEGREE/CONDITIONS IN THE HARVEST(:12, 14)
:12—“I say to you, it will be more tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for that city.”
“More tolerable”—???????????—Bearable, Endurable, Sufferable
*Better is still not good—Your best night(outer darkness) in hell will personify/microcosm misery.
“Sodom”—characterized by wickedness specifically manifest in homosexuality.
Gen. 18:20-21; 19:1-29—“And the LORD said, “The outcry of Sodom & Gomorrah is indeed great, & their sin is exceedingly grave.”....“The sun had risen over the earth when Lot came to Zoar. Then the LORD rained on Sodom & Gomorrah brimstone & fire from the LORD out of heaven, & He overthrew those cities, & all the valley, & all the inhabitants of the cities, & what grew on the ground.”
:14—“But it will be more tolerable for Tyre & Sidon in the judgment, than for you.”
“Tyre & Sidon”—Gentile Phoneciancities only distantly association with the God of Israel. Outside the “commonwealth of Israel”
Gentiles above Jews!
Mat. 12:39-42—“But He answered & said to them, “An evil & adulterous generation craves for a sign; & yet no sign shall be given to it but the sign of Jonah the prophet; for just as JONAH WAS THREE DAYS AND THREE NIGHTS IN THE BELLY OF THE SEA MONSTER, so shall the Son of Man be three days & three nights in the heart of the earth. “The men of Nineveh shall stand up with this generation at the judgment, & shall condemn it because they repented at the preaching of Jonah; & behold, something greater than Jonah is here. “The Queen of the South shall rise up with this generation at the judgment & shall condemn it, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; & behold, something greater than Solomon is here.”
Compartmentalization based on Quality...
Though both are answerable to God’s judgment for rejecting Him, those with less opportunity for more detailed spriritual truth are less responsible & that those with more detailed opportunity with spiritual truth have greater responsibility when answerable to it. The conditions under which each will eek out their sentences will be vastly different in regard to the degree of that which is borne for them.