MELPA LUTHERAN CHURCH- EXODUS CONGREGATION, PORT MORESBY,PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Exodus Congregation is one of the Regional Fellowship areas outside of Melpa Lutheran Church in Papua New Guinea Head Quarter in Mount Hagen. Exodus Congregation in Port Moresby, the Capital City of Papua New Guinea. It started within a family with few individuals with the strength and Power of the Holi Spirit. It has expanded over a period of ten years and now it has 6 House Prayers at certain suburbs in Port Moresby

The Mission of the Twelve (Disciples)

Dear fellow Christians, Greetings to you in the Name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Today's bible discussions is based on the Gospel of Matthew chapter 9 verses 35 to Chapter 10 verses 1 to 8. In this Gospel it talks about the Jesus had pity for the people and the authorisation of disciples for a mission.

When Jesus was preaching the Good News of the Kingdom and healing people, his heart was filled with pity when he saw the crowd were worried and helpless like sheep without shepherd.(Matt 9:35-36).
Jesus said to his disciples, "the harvest is large but there are few workers to gather it in. Pray to the owner of the harvest that he will send out workers to gather in his harvest." (Matt 9:37-38)

Then Jesus called his disciples and gave them the authority to drive out evil spirits and to heal every disease and every sickness. (Matt 10:1).

Jesus then sent them on a mission with the following instructions:
  • Do not go to any Gentile territory or any Samaritan towns. Instead go to the lost sheep of the people of Israel. 
  • Go and preach 'The Kingdom of Heaven is near!' Heal the sick, bring the dead back to life, heal those who suffer from dreaded skin diseases and drive out demons.
  • You have received without paying, so give without being paid. (Matt 10:5-8)
Bible Discussion

Before we proceed with our discussions, we define  Mission in simple terms.
Mission in oxford english dictionary is defined as:  - an important assignment, typically involving travel abroad.

In this case, mission means Jesus sent out his disciples to do all the authorised tasks which are mentioned above. Jesus authorised his disciples and sent them on a mission to preach the Good News about the Kingdom is near. Heal the sick people and bring the dead people to life. Bring back the lost sheep of the people of Israel. This is a mission that the disciples were bound complete.

Jesus also said, the harvest is large but there are not enough workers to gather it in so pray to the owner of the harvest that he may send workers to gather the harvest. 
Here Jesus already saw that there were plenty of people to be converted/repent to Christian and belief in Jesus and only a handful knew and follow Jesus.

As christians of today, we have a mission to be accomplished in our lives, That is to preach the Good News of Jesus Christ to all people, reach out and find the lost sheeps who are dead in spirit and bring them back to life in their spirit. We must pray to God to help us gather people and teach them and show them the Good News of Jesus Christ and we continue to increase and maintain the number of believers in Jesus Christ and we keep on worshipping our Lord and Saviour.

When our life on earth is over, then our work on earth is done and because of His Grace we will be saved in his Kingdom.

Amen





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