Day 9: Seven simple steps

Christian leaders can take a lot of basic instruction on how to spread the gospel from Jesus commissioning the disciples in Matthew 10, according to pastor Cere Muscarella. Day 9 of 21 Days of Prayer + Fasting 2020.

Cere Muscarella
Cere Muscarella

As He commissioned the apostles, Jesus told them, “Go, preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give” (Matt. 10:7-8, NKJV).

This is a compelling, great adventure. Jesus gave the disciples seven actions to accomplish:

1. Go.
2. Deliver the Good News of God’s love and His kingdom, which is near.
3. Heal all manner of sick stuff.
4. Reach marginalized groups.
5. Bring back to life dead bodies, souls and spirits.
6. Break the net effects of the enemy.
7. Resource from God’s eternal sources.

If we focus on these seven actions, and do not worry, we can truly reach a crazy, confused, compressed and complex world—so simple!

Prayer + Reflection

  • Ask yourself: Am I keeping my life and ministry this simple?
  • Ask God: Am I transmitting this simple track to the people whom I love and serve?
  • Pray about anything you are worried about that takes time or attention away from your commission.

is the senior pastor of Life Church (Angleton Foursquare Church) in Angleton, Texas.
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