Laborers in the Harvest
Passage: Luke 10:1–16
Click here for the sermon discussion questions or see them listed below. We highly encourage you to listen, think, and talk about the sermon. These are questions you can reflect on by yourself, with your family, or with your small group.
- In our sermon this week, we heard that Jesus differentiates between people as either INSIDE His kingdom or OUTSIDE of it. Why is this the most fundamental distinction between people, even more so than race, gender, socio-economic status, or family? Why must Christians understand this distinction and what impact does it have on evangelism?
- What do you find yourself praying for most often? Do you regularly pray for the lost and for God to send more laborers into the harvest field? If so, describe how you pray (when/how and for what/whom do you pray?) If not, how does praying for the lost increase our desire and willingness to share the gospel?
- Jesus sent His disciples out as lambs in the midst of wolves. Why do you think He would do such a thing? Similarly why would He send them out without provisions (no moneybag, no knapsack, no sandals). Is this how all missionaries should be sent into the mission field? Explain your answer.
- If people reject you when sharing the Gospel with them, what do you think is a modern day equivalent of wiping the dust off your feet? Is Jesus asking His disciples to be rude to those who reject Him? What are the consequences of rejecting Jesus?
- Jesus identifies Himself with His people. Jesus said when people reject His disciples who proclaim the gospel, they are, in effect, rejecting Him. How does knowing this about Jesus help you in your evangelism?