Then, In Our Community


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Rolling Hills Community Church - Belmont Campus - Nic Allen Love. Everyone. Always. | March 17, 2019

Then, In Our Community Luke 10:1-24 On Screens Only After 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. He 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. Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves. Do not take a purse or bag or sandals; and do not greet anyone on the road. When you enter a house, first say, ‘Peace to this house.’ If someone who promotes peace is there, your peace will rest on them; if not, it will return to you. Stay there, eating and drinking whatever they give you, for the worker deserves his wages. Do not move around from house to house. 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.’ But when you enter a town and are not welcomed, go into its streets and say, ‘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.’ I tell you, it will be more bearable on that day for Sodom than for that town. 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. And you, Capernaum, will you be lifted to the heavens? No, you will go down to Hades. Whoever listens to you listens to Me; whoever rejects you rejects Me; but whoever rejects Me rejects Him who sent me.” L ​ uke 10:1-16 After 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.​ ​Luke 10:1 Being a disciple always meant ​participating​ in God’s powerful mission. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea…​ ​Acts 1:8 We participate because ​Christ​ ​came​ and had ​compassion​. When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. ​Mark 6:34 I Myself will tend My sheep and have them lie down, declares the Sovereign Lord. I will search for the lost and bring back the strays. I will bind up the injured and strengthen the weak, but the sleek and the strong I will destroy. I will shepherd the flock with justice.​ ​Ezekiel 34:15-16 We participate because we are ​called​.

Rolling Hills Community Church - Belmont Campus - Nic Allen Love. Everyone. Always. | March 17, 2019 Journey Goals Haven’t Changed: ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

Go ​together Travel ​light Pick a ​base Offer ​hope Proclaim the ​Kingdom Trust​ God’s provision Shake​ it off

The inability to handle ​rejection​ likely says more about the person being rejected than it does about the one doing the rejecting. We participate because it’s ​necessary​ and people are ​ready​. He told them, “The harvest is plentiful…” ​Luke 10:2 How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? ​Romans 10:14 How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”​ ​Romans 10:14-15 We participate in order to be the ​answer​ to someone else’s ​prayer​. … but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into His harvest field. ​Luke 10:2 The problem is ​never​ with those among the harvest, only with the lack of people to work it. The Lord turned to him and said, “Go in the strength you have and save Israel out of Midian’s hand. Am I not sending you?” “Pardon me, my lord,” Gideon replied, “but how can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family.” The Lord answered, “I will be with you…”​ ​Judges 6:14-16