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Transforming Your Community (38 of 40)
Series: Emerge: Kingdom
Jesus Culture - Banning Liebscher
God has called each of us to be a part of His ongoing mission on Earth. This week, we are going to look at how God has equipped us with power and authority to help people see His goodness and love.
Main Scripture: Luke 9:1-17
- Focus on verse 1 for the commission with power and authority.
- Focus on verses 1-4 for addressing the needs of people around you.
- Focus on verses 14-17 for living generously toward others.
EQUIP: Carrying transformation to the people around you.
Teaching Point 1: Jesus commissioned the 12 disciples to minister in delegated power and authority.
When Jesus sent out His disciples, He gave them two things: power and authority.
''One day Jesus called together his twelve disciples and gave them power and authority to cast out all demons and to heal all diseases'' (LUKE 9:1).
When Jesus sends out His followers, He provides for everything they need to complete the job.
The Greek word for ''power'' is dynamis.
- Dynamis is where we get the word dynamite; it means to have power through God's ability.
The Greek word for ''authority'' is exousia.
- Exousia means to have permission or privilege to do a task. It means authority, delegated empowerment, or authorization. It also can mean operating in a designated jurisdiction.
As an example, police officers have been given both power and authority to do their jobs.
- They have a gun, which provides the force or ability to accomplish the job they have been assigned. Their gun represents their power or dynamis.
- They also have been issued a badge, which represents their legitimate authority or exousia to exercise their abilities. A police officer can use their authority only in their jurisdiction. For example, a U.S. police officer doesn't have authority in Mexico.
As children of God, our jurisdiction is the whole world. Jesus said, ''All author ...
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