A Year In The Bible - Part 2 Day: 24 - The laborers are few...

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Day 24 - The laborers are few...

Deuteronomy 19-22; Psalm 6; Luke 10

Jesus's disciples are sent out to minister and spread the news of Jesus. They were given additional powers from Jesus along with instructions on their behavior within each city. Jesus also relates the famous parable of "The Good Samaritan".

  • 10:2 Then he said to them, "The harvest is indeed plentiful, but the laborers are few. Pray therefore to the Lord of the harvest, that he may send out laborers into his harvest.
  • 10:3 Go your ways. Behold, I send you out as lambs among wolves.
  • 10:4 Carry no purse, nor wallet, nor sandals. Greet no one on the way.
  • 10:5 Into whatever house you enter, first say, 'Peace be to this house.'
  • 10:6 If a son of peace is there, your peace will rest on him; but if not, it will return to you.
  • 10:7 Remain in that same house, eating and drinking the things they give, for the laborer is worthy of his wages. Don't go from house to house.
  • 10:8 Into whatever city you enter, and they receive you, eat the things that are set before you.
  • 10:9 Heal the sick who are therein, and tell them, 'The Kingdom of God has come near to you.'
  • 10:10 But into whatever city you enter, and they don't receive you, go out into its streets and say,
  • 10:11 'Even the dust from your city that clings to us, we wipe off against you. Nevertheless know this, that the Kingdom of God has come near to you.'
  • 10:12 I tell you, it will be more tolerable in that day for Sodom than for that city.
  • 10:16 Whoever listens to you listens to me, and whoever rejects you rejects me. Whoever rejects me rejects him who sent me."
  • 10:17 The seventy returned with joy, saying, "Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name!"
  • 10:18 He said to them, "I saw Satan having fallen like lightning from heaven.
  • 10:19 Behold, I give you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy. Nothing will in any way hurt you.
  • 10:20 Nevertheless, don't rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven."
  • 10:23 Turning to the disciples, he said privately, "Blessed are the eyes which see the things that you see,
  • 10:24 for I tell you that many prophets and kings desired to see the things which you see, and didn't see them, and to hear the things which you hear, and didn't hear them."
  • 10:25 Behold, a certain lawyer stood up and tested him, saying, "Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?"
  • 10:26 He said to him, "What is written in the law? How do you read it?"
  • 10:27 He answered, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself."
  • 10:28 He said to him, "You have answered correctly. Do this, and you will live."
  • 10:29 But he, desiring to justify himself, asked Jesus, "Who is my neighbor?"
  • 10:30 Jesus answered, "A certain man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who both stripped him and beat him, and departed, leaving him half dead.
  • 10:31 By chance a certain priest was going down that way. When he saw him, he passed by on the other side.
  • 10:32 In the same way a Levite also, when he came to the place, and saw him, passed by on the other side.
  • 10:33 But a certain Samaritan, as he traveled, came where he was. When he saw him, he was moved with compassion,
  • 10:34 came to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. He set him on his own animal, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
  • 10:35 On the next day, when he departed, he took out two denarii, and gave them to the host, and said to him, 'Take care of him. Whatever you spend beyond that, I will repay you when I return.'
  • 10:36 Now which of these three do you think seemed to be a neighbor to him who fell among the robbers?"
  • 10:37 He said, "He who showed mercy on him." Then Jesus said to him, "Go and do likewise."
  • Retention/Recall
    • Similar to ministry today...what is meant by "the harvest is plentiful but the laborers are few"?

      Luke 10:2 OK

    • When Jesus sent the disciples out to minister and share the news of Jesus, did He warn them there would be danger?

      Luke 10:3-6 OK

    • Were the disciples told to go door to door? What were the disciples to do if they were not welcomed into a city?

      Luke 10:7-12 OK

    • What additional powers did Jesus give the disciples? What were they told to rejoice in more than their new powers?

      Luke 10:16-20 OK

    • What did the lawyer ask Jesus? How did Jesus respond?

      Luke 10:23-28 OK

    • Are we to use the story of the Good Samaritan as an example to follow in our own lives?

      Luke 10:29-37 OK









What is the Sinner's Prayer for Salvation?

The sinners prayer is a common Christian term for a prayer that is said when someone wants to repent of their sin, ask God for forgiveness, and verbally state their belief in the life, death, and saving resurrection of Jesus Christ.

"For, if with your lips you acknowledge the truth of the message that JESUS IS LORD, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with their hearts people believe and so attain to righteousness, while with their lips they make their Profession of faith and so find salvation." Romans 10:9-10

Christ's death on the cross paid in full the debt of our sin. Action must be taken to take hold of the gift.

Dear God, I know that I am a sinner and there is nothing that I can do to save myself. I confess my complete helplessness to forgive my own sin or to work my way to heaven through any good works. At this moment I trust Christ alone and receive by faith all Grace purchased by Jesus as the One who bore my sin when He died on the cross. I believe that He did all that will ever be necessary for me to stand in your holy presence. I thank you that Christ was raised from the dead as a guarantee of my own resurrection. As best as I can, I now transfer my trust to Him and by my faith take hold of His grace and love for me. I am grateful that He has promised to receive me despite my many sins and failures. Thank you for your word that will guide me as to how I should live my remaining days. Please grant me the wisdom to discern correctly and motivation to grow my faith, obedience, understanding, appreciation, and love for you. Thank you for your Grace and mercy that I do not deserve. Thank you that my salvation is not based on my level of performance in my short life but in my receiving what your victory on the cross did pay for. Thank you that I can receive by my faith alone, your glorious gift of salvation. Thank you for hearing this prayer and for saving me. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.