Pastor Armstrong's sermon is based on Luke 10:2.
“You are an answer to prayer” (Luke 10:2)
v.1 “After sending the twelve (Luke 9:1-6), Jesus sends out 72 more, but…
v.2 … even seventy-two is not enough. ______ are an answer to prayer!
v.3 We are vulnerable and must depend on the ____________. When attacked, we cannot respond ____________ (Luke 9:54-55; Romans 12:19-21).
v.4 God would provide for them through their ____________ (see v.7).
v.5 You are a carrier of __________ into the lives of others.
v.6 It is possible to reject a __________ (United States v. Wilson, 1833).
v.7 We don’t do this for ourselves.
v.8 Respect others!
v.9 We care for the ________________.
v.10-11 This pantomimes an ancient Israelite practice of re-entering the Holy Land.
v.12-15 Rejecting the Gospel is worse than the sins of _________.
v.16 Rejecting your message = rejecting ________ = rejecting ____________.
v.17 ________ is always a temptation.
v.18 The ___________ overcomes Satan.
v.19 Our Shepherd protects us, yet we remain vulnerable and mortal (v.3).
v.20 We must always focus on ________ actions, not ________. Our names are written in heaven (divine passive). See also Exodus 32:32; Psalm 69:28; Daniel 12:1; Philippians 4:3; Revelation 21:27.
I. The _____________ are not enough, but we are (v.2)!
A. The greatest barrier to evangelism: our ________________ about others.
B. But we have the most ____________, beautiful message of all time (v.5).
C. Like the 72, ____________ precede the Lord, who is coming soon (v.1).
II. __________ are the Light of the world (Matthew 5:14-16) and the presence of Jesus and the Father in the world today (v.16).