Stewards of The Mysteries of God
The Support of The Missionary
Scripture Reading Luke 9:1-9.
PROPOSITION: A mini Study
The Missionary has an important role in God’s harvest. Consider these scriptures in evidence of his support and venture in this mission.
1.Go into all the word and preach the gospel (Mark 16;15).
2. He told them: “Take nothing for the journey–no staff, no bag, no bread, no money, no extra shirt (Luke 9;3 NIV).
3.How has the Lord declared that the ministry be sustained?
Tithes and offerings (Mal 3:8).
4. We are to help them in their Journey
Whenever I journey to Spain I shall come to you for I hope to see you only journey and to be helped only way there by you, of first I may enjoy your company for a while (Acts 15;24 NKJV).
5.The hospitality of the missionary
And it may be that I will remain or even spend the winter with you, that you may send me on my journey wherever I go (1Cor 15:6 NKJV).
6. The believer can send them gifts after their departure
No church shared with me concerning giving and receiving but you only, for even in Thessalonica you sent aid once and again for my necessities (Phil 4;15,16).
Use hospitality one to another without grudging As ever man has received the gift even so minister the same one to another (1 Peter 4;9). …distributing to the necessity of the saints; given to hospitality (Romans 12;10-13).
7.God’s promise to the sower.
They that sow in tears shall reap in joy he that goeth forth reaping, bearing precious seed shall doubtless come again with rejoicing bringing his sheaves with him (Psalm 126;5,6).
8. Pray for labourers
The harvest is great the labourers are few pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into the harvest (Luke 10;2).
The levite had no inheritance in the land. He did not earn his living through a secondary job. His inheritance was the Lord (Deut 18:2). He trusted in the Lord and the lord met his needs. He was to eat of the Lords offerings (v1) and the people gave to the Lord the Levite shared in this liberality.
For further Study: Prov 11;30. Daniel 12;3. Ephesians 4;11,12. John 4;35.
Questions to Consider: List five important reasons why we should send forth missionaries today? 2.Years age the altar call as for missionaries why don’t we see this today? 3. What are the financial considerations a missionary encounters?
4. Why is it easier to be a Pastor that is to be a missionary?
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