Mission Ready

Gospel of Luke 9:57-10:2

Paul J. Bucknell

Gospel of Luke

Video Podcast Luke 9:57-10:2: Mission Ready!

Mission Ready | Heart Preparation & Questions (Luke 9:57-62)

Mission Involvement (Luke 10:1) | Biblical Worldview (Luke 10:2a) | Prayer (Luke 10:2b)

Four ways to make us mission ready just like our Master Jesus!

This is the introduction for five pages on Luke 9:57-10:2 including Bible study questions on Luke 9:57-62.

Mission Ready

Sending out of the Twelve Disciples

Luke 9:57-10:2

Mission Ready Luke 9:57-10:2

The Bible Text (Luke 9:57-10:2)

Luke 9:57 “And as they were going along the road, someone said to Him, “I will follow You wherever You go.” 58 And Jesus said to him, “The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.” 59 And He said to another, “Follow Me.” 60 But he said, “Permit me first to go and bury my father.” But He said to him, “Allow the dead to bury their own dead; but as for you, go and proclaim everywhere the kingdom of God.” 61 And another also said, “I will follow You, Lord; but first permit me to say good-bye to those at home.” 62 But Jesus said to him, “No one, after putting his hand to the plow and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God. 1 Now after this the Lord appointed seventy others, and sent them two and two ahead of Him to every city and place where He Himself was going to come. 2 And He was saying to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest” Luke 9:57-62 (from NASB).

Mission Ready: An Introduction (Luke 9:57-62)

We gain a great deal of insight when we carefully listen to what Jesus expected when He called the disciples to follow Him. In the Bible study below, we will find our common description of a Christian is not quite the same as Jesus' description. What are we to then do?

There is no doubt that missions was part of the church from day one. We might think it starts with Acts 2, but really it started with the waiting upon the Lord in Acts 1. The Book of Acts is so mission oriented that we cannot ignore it. True, people and churches avoid studying the book because they do not like its aggressive and style of expansion, but this does not change its message: The Holy Spirit is working in His people to bring the Gospel to the ends of the world. There is no barrier so high, no government so difficult or religious group so zealous that can hold back the process of the Gospel.

Jesus comes to earthWe are less clear thinking about Jesus’ feel for missions. Somehow we do not so clearly identify His work with missions. Perhaps it is because Jesus lived in one small region rather than traveling through the various countries about Him like the Apostle Paul. This was deliberate on Jesus’ part. He was again offering Himself to the Jews as their Messiah and would enable them to be the light to the world. The Jews again rejected the prophet God sent to the and would as a nation be judged in 70 AD for this. It appears in the scripture that in the very end of the world that we will see many Jews come to know the Lord and finally join in this great work of missions.

Although Jesus was not widely traveled as you or I, we find that He was indeed a great Apostle Himself. “Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the Apostle and High Priest of our confession” (Hebrews 3:1). God sent Him to earth. God was ready to go across culture as Philippians 2 says, “He took on the form of a man.” We will see this whole sense of mission built into Jesus life and words.

We need to understand what it means for us as a church to become mission-centered. As I said, we can go to the Book of Acts, but we want to look more closely at the life and teaching of Jesus. We could examine Jesus’ missionary life from many different perspectives. We could, for example, look at his early life and training. We could examine His calling or way He carried out His ministry. But we must out of necessity focus on only one aspect due to time. Today we will focus on the way Jesus expanded His ministry. As we study Luke 9:57-10:2 we will be astonished to see how ‘missions’ shaped Jesus’ life and how missions should influence our own lives. Let us now look at this passage and discover four ways through a slice in Jesus’ life how we can be more ready for missions.

Luke 9:57-10:2 Missions Ready

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A) Preparation of our Heart (Luke 9:57-62)
B) The Involvement of our Lives (Luke 10:1)
C) Development of mission worldview (Luke 10:2a)
D) Prayer for kingdom expansion (Luke 10:2b)

Next -> A) Preparation of our Heart (Luke 9:57-62)

“And He (Jesus) said to another, “Follow Me.”” (Luke 9:60).

Biblical Foundations for Freedom - Resources on the Gospel of Luke

(Luke 1-3)

Luke Introduction pdf
Luke Teaching Outline pdf
Luke 1:26-38 Christmas Lights pdf
Luke 1:45-55 Christmas Prayer pdf
Luke 1:56-75 Notes pdf
Luke 1:57-80 John's Birth pdf
Luke 2:1-20 Jesus' Birth pdf
Luke 2:8-20 Good News pdf
Luke 3:1-38 Jesus & John pdf
Luke 3:21-38 Genealogy pdf

(Luke 4-9:36)

Luke 5:27-32 Needy pdf
Luke 5:33-35 Fasting Discipline pdf
Luke 5:36-39 New-Wineskins pdf
Luke 6:1-11 Sabbath pdf
Luke 6:11-19 Character & Calling pdf
Luke 7:1-10 Faith html
Luke 7:11-17 Widow & Son html
Luke 7:18-35 John the Baptist html
Luke 7:36-50 Two-debtors html
Luke 7:1-50 Faith pdf
Luke 8:22-25 Storm-Stilled pdf
Luke 8:26-39 Demoniac pdf
Luke 8:40-56 Power-Death pdf

Luke 9:1-36 Handout Questions pdf
Luke 9:1-10 Sending out Twelve html
Luke 9:11-17 Feeding of 5000 html
Luke 9:18-26 Life of Denial - Questions html
Luke 9:27-36 Glory of Christ html
Luke 9:37-48 Greatness pdf
Luke 9:45-55 Pride & Leadership pdf
Luke 9:57-62 Discipleship html | pdf | Questions html | pdf
Luke 9:57-10:2 Mission Ready html | pdf | ppt | mov
Luke 10:1 Mission Involvement html
Luke 10:2a Mission Worldview html
Luke 10:2b Prayer & missions html
Luke 11:1-5 Content of Prayer pdf
Luke 11:14-26 Participating in Prayer pdf
Luke 11:14-28 Prayer Strategy pdf
Luke 11:5-13 Persistent in Prayer pdf

(Luke 12-19:27)

Luke 12:25-26 A Perspective on Worry html
Luke 13:1-5 Understanding Disasters html | pdf
Luke 13:18-19 Mustard Seed pdf
Luke 13:20-30 Leaven & Decisions pdf
Luke 13:31-35 Mission Growth pdf
Luke 14:1-14 Teaching html | pdf
Luke 14:15-35 Commitment html | pdf
Luke 15:1-2 Lost pdf
Luke 15:3-10 Lost Sheep pdf
Luke 15:11-32 Lost Son pdf
Luke 16:19-31 Lazarus pdf
Luke 17:11-19 Perfect Response pdf
Luke 18:1-34 Being Prepared pdf
Luke 18:1-8 Hopelessness html
Luke 18:9-14 Self-righteous html
Luke 18:15-17 Neglected html
Luke 18:18-27 False-Confidence html
Luke 18:28-30 Faithfulness html
Luke 18:31-34 Remember html
Luke 18:35-43 Blind Man pdf
Luke 19:1-10 Tax Collector pdf
Luke 19:11-27 Ten Minas pdf

LUKE 19:28-24)

Luke 19:28-40 Palm Sunday pdf
Luke 19:35-38 Entry html
Luke 19:41-44 Weep Lost pdf
Luke 19:45 20-47 Preach pdf
Luke 20:26-40 Eternity pdf
Luke 22:1-06 The-Plot html
Luke 22:1-30 Introduction html
Luke 22:7-13 The Preparation html
Luke 22:14-23 The Passover html
Luke 22:24-30 Leadership html
Luke 22:1-30 Lord's Supper pdf
Luke 22:29-36 Temptation pdf
Luke 22:31-65 Temptation Handout pdf
Luke 24:13-35 Questions pdf
Luke 24:13-53 Resurrection pdf

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