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James the Less: Little Is Much When God Is In It (10 of 13)
12 Men Who Changed The World
Luke 6:15/Mark 15:40
INTRO: I want you to take your Bibles now this morning and I want you to be finding your place at two passages of scripture this morning if you will. The first passage is found in Luke 6:15 and the second passage is found in Mark 15:40. We are continuing this morning in a series of 12 character studies that we began back in February that we have entitled "12 Men Who Changed The World." Now, for those of you who are new with us this morning or maybe since we took a break for a couple of weeks for our Spring Revival and Mother's Day you've kind of forgotten where we are and what we're doing. So, let me take just a minute to kind of recap where we've been and what we've learned so far in this series of studies.
What we're doing on Sunday mornings is simply taking a look at and trying to learn from the 12 men who Jesus called to come after Him and become His disciples. Now, sometimes they were called disciples and sometimes they were called apostles. The word "disciple" means "learner" and the word "apostle" means "one who is sent forth." And that's what they were. They followed Jesus for about three and a half years listening to him and learning from Him and then at the end of His ministry here on earth He sent them forth to teach others what He had taught them. That's why Jesus said in Matthew 28, in what we call "the Great Commission, "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 "teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age."
By the way, that's still the way that it's supposed to work today. Sure, there's a time when you soak up, but there comes a time when you need to be sent forth. There is a time when you need to learn, but there comes a time when ...
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