Commissioned and honoured

  • Where are you happiest, working, resting or playing?Thanks

  • When was the last time you were thanked, and how did it make you feel?

  • Spend a little time in worship that is appropriate to your group making sure you acknowledge the Jesus is present.

  • Read Luke 10:1-24
  • In this passage Jesus gives the disciples a specific commission. What is the commission that Jesus has given you?
  • A key theme of the commission of Jesus to all Christians is that we are sent people. Who is God sending you to and what is he asking you to do?
  • How do you relate your working (or daily) life to being sent by Jesus into the world?
  • How do you feel about being "lunch" to the world? (see verse 3 lambs to wolves)

  • Having been in the field, Jesus then reflects and corrects his disciples. How do you do this for one another as a group? 

  • Reread verse 21, as you stand before God the Father, know that he honours you, how does that make you feel?

  • How can you honour one another and encourage one another as you seek to follow Christ?

  • Spend some time honouring one another.

If you have time:
  • Give everyone a piece of paper and ask people to write their name at the bottom of the page.

  • Pass the paper to the person on your right.

  • Ask everyone to listen to God and then write something affirming about the person whos paper they have.

  • Role the paper down to cover what has been written and the pass it on.

  • Repeat until you have made it round the whole room and back.


Give people a little space to read what has been written about them.

Close in prayer.

Mark Searle, 07/05/2009