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but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Isaiah 40:30-31

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Our prayer and our heart is to see Gods Kingdom Come to our church and our town.

Luke chapter 10 provides an excellent framework for helping the church to fulfil its God given purpose.
There are three main sections to the chapter:


Vision

A Luke Ch.10 Church

Summary

To be a Luke 10 Church will mean finding ways for the church to:

(a)   Share the good news of Jesus (evangelism)

(b)   Show God’s love to the needy (social action)

(c)   Spend time coming close to Jesus (devotional)

1. Jesus sends out the seventy two.

They were being sent out in pairs to heal the sick and share the good news that the kingdom of God was near. The way we do that today will be quite different to the early disciples but nonetheless the church is still called to bring healing to broken lives and to announce that through Jesus we can discover God’s way of living.

2. The parable of the Good Samaritan.

This is a familiar story that Jesus told where someone was left beaten by the roadside and many good and upright people saw him but did nothing to help – all except the Samaritan. He alone was the good neighbour in the story. The question of who is our neighbour is deliberately left open because God’s love is to be shown to anyone in need.
Expressing Christian love can be costly but the church must be at the forefront of helping those who struggle most.

3. At the home of Mary and Martha.

This little incident depicts Jesus at the home of these two sisters. Martha is busy preparing the meal while Mary is found at the feet of Jesus listening to his teaching. Of the two women it is Mary who has made the better choice according to Jesus.
The discipline of listening to God and coming close to him is never easy in our desire to be busy.

Plans…