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Ambassadors for the King

August 17, 2014 Speaker: Fred Greco Series: Luke

Topic: AM Service Passage: Luke 10:1–10:24

One of the most well-known statements about the need for Christians to serve is “the harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few.” This statement is used to motivate us, to give us focus in our lives, and to press upon us the need for evangelism. But Jesus is no mere motivational speaker; Jesus is the King of Creation, and the One who sends His ambassadors to a lost and dying world. Jesus calls His people out of sin and darkness, and then puts them to work magnifying that same call to others. When we look at our lives as being ambassadors for our King, it provides the best perspective we could have. Are you ready for the harvest? The Lord is calling you to be His laborer in the work of the winning of souls. That is what it means to be "Ambassadors for the King" (Luke 10:1-24).

I. Gospel Mission (10:1-9)
A. Messengers for the Mission
B. Provision for the Mission

II. Gospel Rejection (10:10-16)
A. Messengers Are Not Always Received
B. Who is Really Rejected?

III. Gospel Joy (10:17-24)
A. Joy in Victory
B. Joy in the Father

Questions for consideration: (1) What are you doing right now to serve the Lord in the harvest? (2) What is the most discouraging thing that has happened to you while talking to someone about Jesus? How did you handle it? What could you have done differently? (3) How can we avoid getting caught up in the joy of “our” success?

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