Luke 10:1-16: Preparation for Ministry: The Message we Preach
We are continuing our look at Jesus sending out the 72 to go preach in Israel. We have seen how Christ has called the disciples and us to exercise trust in the area of prayer, persecution and provision, but central in Christ’s sending out the disciples is their message, what they are to say. We are here reminded of our primary identity and purpose. We are heralds, ambassadors, and witnesses. We are to preach, proclaim, and teach. We are looking at Jesus send out His disciples into the ripe harvest field of Israel, but there are many similarities that we are able to see which apply to our responsibility in fulfilling the Great Commission. We will see that there are three major aspects of their message which are major ingredients in ours as well.