Luke 10:1-12 A Living Sent Check List

Luke 10:1-12

What does it look like to live on mission?

A Living Sent Checklist

• understand that you are chosen and sent by the Lord (v 1)

• work with others – there are no Lone Ranger Christians (v 1)

• you are sent to places that Jesus Himself will go – plant seeds and don’t get discouraged if nothing immediately sprouts (v 1)

• you are sent to places where the work is plentiful – ministry is a messy, get your hands dirty kind of mission (v 2)

• you may be sent to places where fellow laborers are few (v 2) – lonely labor does not mean you’re off course

• part of being on mission is praying for more people to live on mission (v 2)

• go your way – don’t conform for the sake of comfort (v 3)

• live like lambs – gentle and meek – you can’t force feed faith (v 3)

• do not rely in worldly goods – travel light and hold “things” loosely (v 4)

• do not delay – “greet no one” – Bible time greetings were lengthy – the idea is to not put off or procrastinate – understand the urgency of the mission (v 4)

• enjoy the hospitality of those you seek to serve (v 7-8 )

• meet physical and spiritual needs (v 9)

What would it look like for us to be fully on mission today? Fully invested in the cause of Christ? To live as appointed and sent individuals?

You are loved.

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Luke 9:43b-62 Five Distractions to Avoid

Luke 9:43b-62

I read recently that we have become a culture that praises the art of multitasking when what we were called to is singleness of heart.

We have exchanged devotion for distractions. When I read this passage, I saw all the things that we allow to distract us from our devotion to Christ.

Five Distractions

  1. Being focused on the show instead of the substance (v 43)
  2. Being uber focused on ourselves (v 46)
  3. Being focused on how God may be using someone else (v 49)
  4. Being focused on the critics and the naysayers (v 54)
  5. Being focused on worldly concerns (v 60-61)

Where is our focus tonight? What have we allowed to distract us from the cause of Christ?

You are loved.

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Luke 9:37-43a Jesus is the Answer

Luke 9:37-43a

My heart hurts when I read this story. I can feel the pain and discouragement.

The boy (v 39) was defenseless against the thing that had him bound.
• seized
• shattered

The father (v 38, 40) was desperate for someone to help.
• I beg
• I begged

The disciples (v 40) were disappointed.
• could not cast out the demon

Aren’t we often in one of those categories: defenseless, desperate, or disappointed?

The solution is always the same – it’s Jesus.

Jesus rebuked the spirit when the disciples could not.

He healed the boy when the boy could not heal himself.

He gave the father his heart’s deepest desire – the return of his son.

I don’t know where you are today…

defenseless

desperate

disappointed

discouraged

Just plain “down”

But I know Jesus is the answer.

Happy Wednesday.

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Luke 9:37-43a Jesus is the Answer

Luke 9:37-43a

My heart hurts when I read this story. I can feel the pain and discouragement.

The boy (v 39) was defenseless against the thing that had him bound.
• seized
• shattered

The father (v 38, 40) was desperate for someone to help.
• I beg
• I begged

The disciples (v 40) were disappointed.
• could not cast out the demon

Aren’t we often in one of those categories: defenseless, desperate, or disappointed?

The solution is always the same – it’s Jesus.

Jesus rebuked the spirit when the disciples could not.

He healed the boy when the boy could not heal himself.

He gave the father his heart’s deepest desire – the return of his son.

I don’t know where you are today…

defenseless

desperate

disappointed

discouraged

Just plain “down”

But I know Jesus is the answer.

Happy Wednesday.

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Luke 9:28-36 Listen to Him

Luke 9:27-36

You just have to love Peter.

He woke up to find Jesus – shining with glory and chatting with Moses and Elijah.

Was he struck silent in awe? Was he listening to what they were discussing? No. Not our Peter.

He started talking. Planning. Making decisions.

God intervened.

“This is my Son,
my chosen One.
Listen to him!”

I can relate. I often think I know what God is about to do. I start making plans. You know, just trying to help the process along. 😉

And, sometimes, God has to stop me and remind me to listen to Jesus. Stop doing and listen. Stop trying to figure it out and listen. Stop attempting to control the situation and listen. Stop worrying and listen.

Listen to him.

You are loved.

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