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Alyssa Lossau and Pastor Andrew Lossau : Go

Go · 43:54 · Recorded October 16, 2022

Go

Luke 10:1-20 (NIV84)  1After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go. 2He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. 3Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves. 4Do not take a purse or bag or sandals; and do not greet anyone on the road. 5“When you enter a house, first say, ‘Peace to this house.’ 6If someone who promotes peace is there, your peace will rest on them; if not, it will return to you. 7Stay there, eating and drinking whatever they give you, for the worker deserves his wages. Do not move around from house to house. 8“When you enter a town and are welcomed, eat what is offered to you. 9Heal the sick who are there and tell them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’ 10But when you enter a town and are not welcomed, go into its streets and say, 11‘Even the dust of your town we wipe from our feet as a warning to you. Yet be sure of this: The kingdom of God has come near.’ 12I tell you, it will be more bearable on that day for Sodom than for that town. 13“Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. 14But it will be more bearable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment than for you. 15And you, Capernaum, will you be lifted to the heavens? No, you will go down to Hades. 16“Whoever listens to you listens to me; whoever rejects you rejects me; but whoever rejects me rejects him who sent me.” 17The seventy-two returned with joy and said, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name.” 18He replied, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. 19I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. 20However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”

Encounter Jesus—choose to live in freedom.

Luke 9:59-62 (NIV84)  59He said to another man, “Follow me.” But he replied, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.” 60Jesus said to him, “Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God.” 61Still another said, “I will follow you, Lord; but first let me go back and say goodbye to my family.” 62Jesus replied, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.”

John 3:17-18 (NIV84)  For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.

Have compassion – pray for repentance.

Luke 10:13-14 (NIV84)  “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. But it will be more bearable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment than for you.”

Luke 6:26-28 (NIV84)  26“Woe to you when everyone speaks well of you, for that is how their ancestors treated the false prophets. 27“But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.”

Sense the Urgency – look for spiritual conversations.

Luke 10:4  (NIV84)  “Do not take a purse or bag or sandals; and do not greet anyone on the road.”

Luke 10:8-9 (NIV84)  “When you enter a town and are welcomed, eat what is offered to you. Heal the sick who are there and tell them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.”

Luke 10:3 (NIV84)  “Whoever listens to you listens to me; whoever rejects you rejects me; but whoever rejects me rejects him who sent me.”

Expect to hear God’s voice – respond obediently.

Luke 10:16 (NIV84)  “Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves.”

John 10:27 (NIV84)  “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.”

Luke 10:17 (NIV84)  The seventy-two returned with joy and said, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name.”

Luke 10:20 (NIV84)  However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.

 

Talk It Over

Have you encountered Jesus? How did that encounter change you? What does it look like for you to live in freedom?

What would it look like for your perspective on compassion to shift towards praying for people’s repentance?

Has there been a moment where you have felt the urgency of sharing the gospel? Describe this. What keeps you from seeing opportunities for spiritual conversations?

When was the last time you felt like you heard from God? What encourages you to listen and respond obediently?

Where do you sense God leading you to go? Are their barriers or questions you have that are keeping you from responding?

Parents: Our children can be some of the best examples of being a light in this dark world. Ask your kids about their friends who don’t know Jesus and how they want to share truth with them. Pray consistently with your kids for these friends and expect God to respond and use your family in the lives of the people around you.

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