Luke 6:12-16 – “Appointed, Anointed, and Sent”

My sermon notes for Sunday morning, April 16th.  Remember, these are my personal study notes and not a manuscript of the sermon. They are provided as an outline each week for our Tabernacle Church family. The church provides a live stream of the service each Sunday at 10:30 on Facebook. We also provide the services through YouTube by Sunday afternoon.  You can find Sermon Notes, Family Devotional Guides, Prayer List, and other resources at our Church Website.

Luke 6:12–16

INTRO

  • From controversy to teaching
  • Tucked in between is the calling of the Apostles
  • Why?  God is establishing His Kingdom Plan
  • Appointed, Sent, With a message.  With His authority
  • This is a great word for us today.  We have the same mission
  • Perfect timing considering our weekend! DLIFE

The Importance of Prayer – v. 12

Jesus Praying

  • Luke 4:42
  • Luke 5:16

In these days

  • He knew His journey (to the cross)

All night He continued

  • Privately
  • Passionately
  • Dependently

Called, Appointed and Sent – v. 13a

Disciples

  • Saved person learning to live under the Lordship of Jesus Christ
  • Listen, Learn, Invest, Influence, and Impact
    • We have the listening and learning down… how about going and living?

Called and Sent

  • Called out.  From… To
  • Personal

Luke 5:1-11, Matthew 4:18-25

  • Immediately, Purposefully

With Divine Authority – v. 13b

Apostles – one sent with authority

  • They could never fail because God called sent

Revelation 21:14 – The Apostles name upon the foundation of the city.

  • 12 Tribes – 12 Apostles

Utilizing Ordinary People – vv. 14-16

Not highly educated, not politically connected, nothing special… willing to FOLLOW JESUS

  • Fishermen, Tax Collector, Zealot

What set them apart:

  • Faithfulness, Willingness, Obedience

Their message

  • The Gospel, The Good News of the Kingdom
  • The Words of God

Their authority

  • God’s appointment
  • Ephesians 2:20 – Build upon their foundation.

The Go and Do

  • We do not have a need for Apostles (because we have the Word), but we still have the Great Commission to fulfill. Matthew 28:18-20
  • We have been appointed, anointed, and sent
  • Are we true followers of Christ? A follower is moving after. We are in the process of something… FOLLOWING JESUS
  • Are we engaged in the mission… or are we just listening to the message?

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