LUKE 6:12-16, 17-19
JESUS' TEAM/To See Jesus
February 10, 2013
Luke 6:12-16 ESV:  In these days he went out to the mountain to pray, and all night he continued in prayer to God.  And when day came, he called his disciples and chose from them twelve, whom he named apostles:  Simon, whom he named Peter, and Andrew his brother, and James and John, and Philip, and Bartholomew,  and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon who was called the Zealot,  and Judas the son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor.
Luke 6:17-19 ESV:  And he came down with them and stood on a level place, with a great crowd of his disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea and Jerusalem and the seacoast of Tyre and Sidon,  who came to hear him and to be healed of their diseases. And those who were troubled with unclean spirits were cured.  And all the crowd sought to touch him, for power came out from him and healed them all.
Luke introduces us to the team handpicked by Jesus to lead His church. The folks entrusted with bringing the gospel to the world. Not who we would expect.
- Obvious Underdogs.
- Uneducated, Untrained, Inexperienced and Ordinary.
Luke began with his introduction of Jesus and the opponents and challenge He faced. He is transitioning to an ordered, thorough depiction of Jesus that Luke intends to fill our minds and hearts with the overwhelming beauty and glory of Jesus. Luke wants us to live with the uncontainable confidence in life that comes from trusting Jesus.
- Jesus is power.
- Jesus makes his kingdom clear.