Sending Out the Twelve
Passage: Luke 9:1–9
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- Why do you think it was important for Jesus to delegate His power and authority to His disciples? What were some of the benefits and temptations of such power?
- Why is it detrimental to our walks with the Lord when we simply know all about the Word of God but never actually go out on mission to live it out with our family, friends, neighbors and co-workers? Who can you talk to this week about Jesus Christ and invite to church?
- Jesus’ miracles served to both authenticate His proclamation of the kingdom of God as well as display His love and compassion for the hurting. In other words, Jesus ministered to both the soul and the body. Why must we always keep these two aspects of ministry in balance? What happens when we overemphasize one at the expense of the other?
- When Jesus sent the disciples on mission with no provisions except for the clothes on their backs, He stripped them of every form of support and made them trust completely in Him. Does Jesus call His followers today to give up everything they own to follow Him? If not, how is Jesus calling you today to trust completely in Him?
- Herod the Tetrarch was a selfish, self-protecting, evil ruler. Jesus was the exact opposite. He gave of Himself and lived and died for the sake of His people. Our King is our Savior. He uses all His power so that He can save His people. Why do you think the world would rather follow rulers like Herod, than follow a King like Jesus?