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Transforming Campuses (39 of 40)
Series: Emerge: Kingdom
Jesus Culture - Banning Liebscher
Everywhere we go, we are called to shine God's light through our lives. Jesus is light, so darkness has to flee! This week, we are going to look at how we can practically bring transformation to the world.
Main Scripture: Luke 10:1-12
- Focus on verse 2 for a plentiful harvest awaiting us.
- Focus on verse 5 for the declaration of peace.
- Focus on verses 4-11 for the call to preach with our actions.
EQUIP: Transforming the spaces we live in.
Teaching Point 1: Campuses are ripe for transformation.
When Jesus sent out the 70, He sent them like field hands into the fields - He sent them as workers.
He declared that their work was as gatherers of a bountiful harvest (Luke 10:2).
The world is ready to respond positively to Jesus, so much so, in fact, that there is an increasing need for more harvesters to do God's work in the Earth.
Having a garden takes strenuous work! You have to break the soil, sow seeds, pull weeds, water the plants, and deal with insects before you get the reward of a harvest. But that isn't always the case. Before He sent out 72 of His followers, Jesus gave them a new perspective about harvesting a crop.
Jesus sends us out as harvesters. ''The Lord now chose seventy-two other disciples and sent them ahead in pairs to all the towns and places he planned to visit. These were his instructions to them: 'The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields''' (LUKE 10:1-2).
Jesus said the harvest is great - this is harvest time! Some of us need to change our minds about evangelism and impacting our cities. It doesn't have to be hard. The harvest is ''great.'' It's ready! It's waiting!
''You know the saying, 'Four months between planting and harvest.' But I say, wake up and look around. The fields are already ripe for ...
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