March 4th, 2012 Book of Mark Wk15 Your Turn to do Ministry

We jump back in to the book of Mark and see how Jesus called the twelve, sent them two by two, and gave them authority to do ministry.

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The Gospel of Mark: Your turn to do ministry

March 4th, 2012  by Kasey Crawford

Today’s Passage: Mark 6:7-13

Review…(Mark 1:1-6:6)

A framework for understanding Mark: The book of Mark puts on display how Jesus brings more of heaven to earth and invites his followers to experience the same as they learn a new (kingdom) way of life from the Master and respond with regular repentance (turning to God) and belief (taking action).

New (Mark 6:7-13)

And he called the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority….(6:7)

The straightforward but radical assumption that Jesus makes about his followers: A disciple ___________ the ways of the master, then _________ the way of the master.

But how am I good enough, equipped enough, trained enough?

You are ________.

The most important ingredient to ministry is the Holy Spirit: the Holy Spirit is the __________ of God that brings ___________ to earth.

Jesus doesn’t _________ you for _________ before he will use you.

He will take the ________________ that you have right now and combine that with the Holy Spirit to use you in significant ways.  Then he’ll continue to train you more and send you out and use you again in a different way.

We need to blow the doors off the box that: “this is my spiritual gift, or these are my two spiritual gifts, and that’s ____.”

The way spiritual gifts are described in the N.T. is that the Holy Spirit empowers people for the needs of the ministry moment __ _________.

The Holy Spirit loves to flow through willing vessels in ____________ way the moment calls for in order to bring heaven to earth in that situation.

He charged them to take nothing for their journey except a staff—no bread, no bag, no money in their belts— 9 but to wear sandals and not put on two tunics”…(6:8-9)

Ministry is meant to be an _______________ where you are clearly not in _________ and clearly _____________ on him.

For the Holy Spirit to move in full power, you have to be willing to have a sense that you don’t completely _________ what you are doing. That _________ you up for dependence on the Spirit and then you are in a good place to be doing ministry.

So they went out and proclaimed that people should repent. 13 And they cast out many demons and anointed with oil many who were sick and healed them.  (6:12-13)

There is no red-letter command here of what to do when they went out.  He just said go out in my authority and do my work.  So what did they do?  They did what they had seen Jesus do in ________  ________.

They reveal where powerful ministry starts: What was ________ to them they __________ on to others.

Anointing comes from the word ___________. Throughout the N.T. people are anointed with oil to represent how the Holy Spirit loves to smear us with his power either to work ____ us or _____________ us.