|A work and witness team and their luggage. We don't travel quite as "light" these days :)|
- We are to show reliance, or dependence upon Jesus to lead us into mission. Far too often we are trying to figure out the mission of God on our own. That’s not our place, nor our purpose. Jesus already has a mission and he invites us to participate with him in this mission. Our problem comes when we fail to listen to the Lord and receive our instructions for the mission from the one planning the mission.
- We worry far too much about the resources. Recently I’ve been at gatherings of church planters who have repeatedly said that the resources are in the harvest. That’s exactly what Jesus was saying. The resources for support were to be found in the harvest which the disciples would encounter.
- Finally, the disciples discovered that participation in Jesus’ mission resulted in empowerment. In other words — Jesus wouldn’t send them out on his mission without giving them his power.