Pioneer Practices

May 25, 2011 in Connect (F1) by CPM UK

As we have studied and practiced the instructions of Jesus to the apostles in Matt 10 and Luke 10, I have seen a pattern emerge which I like to refer to as

‘THE PIONEER PRACTICES:’

1. PRAYER

Before Jesus sent them out he instructed them to pray for workers for the harvest (Luke 10)

He then called them to spend time with him

He gave them authority and power to heal and drive out demons

Have you spent time with Jesus asking for workers and receiving His power and authority?

Has Jesus sent you?

2. PEOPLE/PLACE

He then told them not to go to the Samaritans or Gentiles but to the people of Israel.

He defined a people group.

(In Luke 10 he defined places- towns and villages he would be going to)

What People Group or Place has Jesus sent you to?

3. PROCLAIM

Jesus instructed them to announce the Kingdom of Heaven is near

Are you preaching the gospel?

How are you going to Spread the Message in that place or amongst that people group

4. POWER

Jesus told them to heal the sick, drive out demons, raise the dead

Are you demonstrating the Spirits power?

Is the Gospel demonstrated in Word and Action?

5. PERSON OF PEACE

Jesus said: ‘When you enter a town or village, search for a worthy person’

Travel light, eat what’s set before you, heal those in the house

Have you found the worthy person open to receiving you and your message?

6. PLANT

Jesus said ‘when you find the person of peace, stay with them and eat what is set before you.’

Are you staying with the person of peace in their household?

Is salvation coming to the whole household (oikos?)

Remember the promise of the Kingdom is for them and there whole household.

In the NT they baptised entire households and churches formed in these houses

7. PERSECUTION

Jesus said ‘If a person or village does not accept you, move on.’

‘When you are persecuted in one place, flee to another.’

All who want to live a Godly life will be persecuted.

If you are seeing no fruit, no-one is responsive to the message, are you moving on to the next people/place?

Are you going back to Jesus constantly in prayer?

If you like this post and want to find out more about Pioneer Practices and how you can see new communities formed, you can find out about Pioneer Mission Training here

 

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