Jesus sends out the Twelve – Luke 9:1-6
Jesus has sent out the twelve and they came back with great stories of victories. Jesus says they should rejoice not because the demons are subject to them but that their names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.
1. We learn that no servant is greater than his master. All that is hidden will be revealed in due time. All that is kept in secret will be shouted from the housetops.
2. Do not be afraid of death. Be afraid of God who has death under His power. We are worth more than anything else in the world.
3. We are not to be ashamed of Jesus or else He will be ashamed of us. Jesus has not come to bring peace in the world but repentance even if it means that families will be against each other.
4. We must be willing to give up all, even our families for Jesus Christ.
5. We must be willing to take up our cross to follow Him. The greatest reward is to lose your life for the gospel.
6. All who receives us receives Christ and whoever rejects us rejects Christ. There are prophet rewards and rewards for acts of righteousness. Even giving a cup of cold water in Jesus name will receive a reward.