Jesus sends out the 72
God appoints us to go, for the task is urgent
- We are appointed (v 1)
- Pray and go (v 2-9)
- The task is urgent (v 10-12)
The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborer into his harvest. Luke 10:2. ESV
Study and Discussion Questions
1. What are things in your life you are “appointed” to? (Or called to do, tasked to do)
2. God appoints, or calls all of us to various tasks in our lives; look at several other truths about being called and see how they relate to your life. 2 Timothy 1:9, Romans 8:28-30, 1 Timothy 1:12, 1 Peter 2:9
Applying the Word to Life
3. Are there appointed tasks that you are not doing or doing with urgency? Why, why not?
4. God calls us to live a life of urgency for the mission of reaching the nations (Matthew 28:16-20), what keeps you from being urgent with your life?
5. Jesus tells his disciples to not take moneybags, knapsacks, and sandals with them on the journey, so they wouldn’t trust in the material things and so they could stay focused on the goal. Are there things in your life that are slowing you down on the journey to fulfill God’s mission for your life?