OVERVIEW: The twelve disciples are instructed and sent out to serve.
BIG IDEA: “The will of God does not send you where the grace of God cannot keep you.” —Warren Wiersbe
KEY VERSE: Matthew 10:1 (Jesus commissions disciples)
Jesus called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive out impure spirits and to heal every disease and sickness.
IF GOD WROTE YOU A LETTER
I am at work all around you, even at this very moment. Seek me first and watch for where I am working. When I invite you to join me, say yes, and follow me.
I have given you the ability to serve. You may be afraid. You may feel inadequate. You may even feel lazy and uninterested at times. But I have a job for you. When I call you, I will equip you for the task. I don’t need you to do it, but I want to include you where I am working. If you join me, you will see me do miracles. You will experience me in new ways. Don’t worry; I will equip you to do everything I ask you to do. Just say yes and follow me.
I send you out with a purpose. Be a light in dark places, speak the truth in love, pray blessing and healing over people. When others ridicule you or prevent you from moving, the Holy Spirit will give you the right words at the right time. Be wise yet cautious, and remember I am with you always. Say yes, and follow me.
Think of someone you trust. Make plans to meet with them soon and ask them to be honest with you about areas of your life where they see an unwillingness to follow Jesus. Listen without defense and surrender those areas to God.