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Take Nothing or a Sword

Eugene Prewitt


Eugene Prewitt

Director, The Institute of East Asia Training (IEAT)



  • July 21, 2004
    7:00 PM
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her father in heaven I ask that you would join us here this is by your spirit you would make your word to be a living thing did you help us understand what it means in Houston work depend on you for that gift and we ask for in the name of Jesus within your Bibles to Luke Luke chapter nine Luke chapter nine were looking at verse one then Jesus called his twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over all devils and to cure diseases and he sent them to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick and listen and he said unto them take nothing for your journey neither states nor scrip neither bread neither money neither have to close a piece of quiz Jesus twenty seven out how to send them and when they take with them Laura will give you have not been anything but I think with them I mean they were something that I don't think with the right watch PayPal because they take one at a Gaza clothing like the winter thing they didn't make money they didn't take something written down the Berrigan essay or something to read from your member out one for them when they did that one of them the plaque in the number out there and like any how many send out this way chapter nine how many send out is out twelve in chapter nine the sleigh not a chapter ten so you're getting ahead of us Chapter ten were looking at verse one after these things the Lord appointed other seventy also good in print in Chapter nine twelve descent amount without anything Chapter ten verse one he pointed other seventy also he sent them two and two before his face into every city and place whether he himself would come therefore said he unto them the harvest truly is great but the laborers are few stop there for a minute fringes ascendant to every city where he was going Jesus 's claim back soon to the world and I can say it in simple words to every city and where would you send them today in every city where he was going pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest that he would send forth laborers into his harvest the converse for carrying neither persons nor scrip nor shoes salute no man by the way this is a simple thought they could format never twelve that went out with nothing and they came back and they were okay and the number seventy one Allen nothing good will required more bravery in that endeavor the twelve of the seventy the twelve right because they well first they had no evidence except what they see him Jesus the blade would work out but the seventy had people that they could see and know hey this works me went out without anything are we and our situation more like twelve or more like the seventy rewrite so we're really are much more like seventy when it comes to going out and doing God 's work do you think we might be overly concerned with the provisions of the way maybe a little bit too concerned about look at chapter twenty two Luke chapter twenty two and we are looking at verse thirty four no verse thirty six the first thirty five the twenty two verse thirty five and he said unto them that is of the twelve when I sent you without purse and scrip and shoes lacked she anything and they said nothing Jesus is about to die there are so many favor he said that he can refer them back to sell many price but what was the one thing that he brought their attention to hear their experience of going out with nothing and coming back just fine verse thirty six then he said unto them but now he is a house a purse let him take it and likewise his scrip and he has no sword let him sell his garment and buy one why the change of tune and Jesus is required for the verse before the other forgotten about how well it went for them when they had nothing why did Jesus change his tune why do you say before take nothing and now he says that now take everything and not only equipment for the journey but take a alone suggest you are reason look back at verse thirty one and the Lord said Simon Simon behold Satan desire to have you that he may sift you as wheat but I have prayed for you that your faith fail not the clear number thirty two the faith fail and when you are converted strengthen your brethren and Peter said to him Lord I'm ready to go with you both and imprisoned and said that and Jesus said I tell you Peter the cock shall not crow this day before you shall thrice deny that you know me you'll have to check this yourself there's not time for me to prove it I suggest you that Jesus was communicating the stock that when you are working for me you had everything you needed when you were in my service I took care of you when you are going on the journeys that I'm sending you on I was your provision but tonight you're going to deny me tonight you're going to leave my service and set out in your own way and it's a dangerous world out make sure your well-equipped picture you have enough food and make sure you have enough money make sure you have a sword take good care of yourself if we move our lives into the service of Jesus we'll have to take good care of herself I don't mean that might sound but I mean that God will take good care of us if or not life insurance ideas as example if you are have not put your life and the God service I highly recommend you get life insurance I think Jesus says right here that you should do you should have high quality life insurance that you think you should him or you can have Jesus about advice pastor like you turn your Bibles I actually noticed noticed something else here before verse thirty one and thirty two when Jesus predicted this is a new thought altogether when Jesus predicted that Simon was going to fall deeper than anything else they can be converted and is available by that when Jesus predicted that Peter would fall he predicted that he would be converted this is not the only place for you can see this thought it's in every one of the Gospels I didn't write down chapter number so you can turn to Matthew like FindWhat the book of Matthew looking at him somewhere I would suggest probably Chapter twenty six about right that's right Matthew twenty six and look at verse thirty one then saith Jesus unto them all ye shall be offended because of me this night for it is written I will smite the shepherd and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad DeJesus predict that they were going to fall he didn't look at verse thirty two but after I am risen again I will go before you into Galilee Jesus predicted they would still follow him eventually he predicted that with their father rising again the Bible says that the righteous fall seven times and rise again I can see if I could make a simple contrast in the Bible the righteous and the wicked fall the same number of times they would fall completely with ball seven times we fall the differences have a time to get up the wicked get up between zero six times in the righteous get on seven-time if you fall seven times fun helmet that if you fall seven times and get up sometimes we end up down or up such a coveted your rights you end up Jesus when he spoke to people about their weaknesses listen carefully this is an evangelistic thought he spoke to them as if they were going to do the right thing is that they were going to be converted as if they were going to be faithful reflecting when Ms. Gospels he spoke that he said that given a set on the twelve thrones judging Israel there were twelve disciples one of them was named as you decide how my thrones is a twelve Jesus spoke to people as if they were going to do the right thing he talked to them as if they were going to make the right decision look in the neck and Mark turned towards the end of it another good chapter number the moment Mark prior chapter fourteen thank you Mark chapter fourteen and were looking at verse twenty seven and Jesus said unto them all ye shall be offended because of me this night for it is written I will smite the shepherd and the sheep shall be scattered but after that I am risen I will go before you into Galilee the Simpson lawyers religious read Matthew is the same thought when I want to catch is not everything the Bible is mentioned twice some things are mentioned more times another's this one is mentioned in every single gospel that's because it's very important that when you speak to people you speak to them as if they're going to do right in our human nature remember this is a child you remember a time when you are trying to do the right thing someone suspected you of having done the wrong thing and how badly that hurt that's her real troubling experience and maybe you can remember in middle school or secondary school was when someone uncovers new that you could make it in February that you are going to come through how you want to rise to that level expectancy Jesus used that evangelism he said he didn't go to these men and beside the sea instead less I want to evaluate this and if you decide to get idea I think Yadav follow me what he said to them following as if they were going to do it important principle is that the most amazing of these look at John John chapter thirteen thank you except for I would like to go all the way back to verse thirty six Simon Peter said Underhill Lord where are you going Jesus answered him where I go you cannot follow me now listen carefully but you shall follow me afterwards to hear Jesus speaking to Peter he said Peter you're going to make verse thirty seven Peterson and him Lord why can I not follow the now I will lay down my life for thy sake Jesus answered him will you lay down your life for my sake verily verily I say unto you the cock shall not crow till thou hast denied me thrice let not your heart be troubled you believe in God believe also in me and my father 's house are many men him or not so I would have told you I go to prepare a place for you and if I go to prepare a place for you I will come again and receive you unto myself that where I am there you may be also and where I go you know and the way you it's one conversation if you doubt it look at Thomas 's response Thomason and him Lord we know not where you are going how can we know the way sustained discussion in verse thirty six the very same thing it's the way through but just the computer is Peter you are going to deny me don't let your heart be troubled you believe you're going to fall but you're going to make your going to rise again you're going to repent your credit card away from her on your turn away from Jesus related to people as if they were going to make the right decision I do everything in their being rose to meet his expectations males that were around him felt for the first time in years that they were not they felt there was a purpose and something noble in them that they could rise to the beautiful thought to share these thoughts again and I'm another risk something when the risks on the ask those you are canceled today if you have expresses assure out loud intelligencer people because you were here for customers prepared they just got back the thoughts the first thought was from Luke nine ten and twenty two and it was this when we work for Jesus he takes care of us we will not suffer anything he will guard our back he wants us to focus on the mission and if we have to much other stuff to worry about it on the track from what we have to do is resize and don't get so involved in the things of the world I'll take care you just focus what you have to do when people read that it worked out for them just swell but when there came a time when many were going to leave the service and he saw it coming he did two things he said first bottom the interim time take good care of yourself I know you're in the maintenance Peter when you're converted strengthen the brother and beautiful things that if you when you are converting strengthen the brother he related them that way in the interim time in the Peter misunderstood right so he hung a sword and when they can to get Jesus to try to use the sword would you say put away I am still not bother service and if I needed protection he would presently send angels Peter while you're working for god you don't need the sort of implication is when would you need the sword when you're not working for God that's when you need to determine some that was the first thought the second one was this relate to people 's ability to the right thing if you have to warn someone warned in a way that your warning speaks help that he can see that you believe it's going to turn out okay but in the Andes and do something better but he's going to get past this thing definitely out your speech will make a difference in the way he accepts it talk to them as if you know that there got to be converted that makes all the difference if Jesus had not talked to Peter this way the evidence is you know Peter 's personality was it was up and down and when people that tend to go up and down get down the darkest that often ends in suicide Jesus spoke to Peter to where it would keep him from the very lowest point when he got to the very lowest point in a day Jesus looked at Peter Peter saw Jesus instead of being broken the Ron White is broken right original or two has been broken you say that you can go look at your Bibles it's in first Corinthians chapter to chapter number because the match looked it up on Taylor on what shall find there when you look at it as if there are two types of sorrow I think it's chapter seven it is seven I'll see it return recent occurrence after seven ago figure of a seven feels right the second printing seven radio versus like a through eleven the final find there when you're rated as a merchandise Asaro there's the one that leads to death and the one that leads to repentance and customers between them a big part of it is how godly sorrow comes with hope that you're going to make the sorrow of the world is hopeless that ends in we are going to wound someone doing a way that speaks hope will make a difference for them


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