Over the next few weeks I'm going to share with you some 3 letter Acronyms to put in your armoury for soul winning and making disciples.
In Luke's Gospel Jesus gave a clear and concise strategy for making disciples from our communities.
LUKE 10:1 After these things the Lord appointed seventy others also, and sent them two by two before His face into every city and place where He Himself was about to go. 2 Then He said to them, “The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers into His harvest. 3 Go your way; behold, I send you out as lambs among wolves. 4 Carry neither money bag, knapsack, nor sandals; and greet no one along the road. 5 But whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace to this house.’ 6 And if a son of peace is there, your peace will rest on it; if not, it will return to you. 7 And remain in the same house, eating and drinking such things as they give, for the labourer is worthy of his wages. Do not go from house to house. 8 Whatever city you enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you. 9 And heal the sick there, and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’ (NKJV)
This is an idea based on the latter part of the verse Luke 10:2(b)....but the labourers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers into His harvest.
I don't have to explain to you about a contagious virus! This virus is called the 10–2b virus. I want you to catch this virus. The idea is that we all set our mobile phone alarms to go off at 10:02 AM every day. When the alarm goes off, whatever you might be doing - stop for a minute, turn your thoughts to heaven, and beg the father to call out and send out new workers for His harvest fields. Explain to whoever you are with why you are doing this, and have them program their phone alarm too. If you are with people who are not yet followers of Jesus, instead of having them pray - ask if there is anything they would like you to pray for on their behalf—and then pray for them. This is a great example of a viral catalyst. It is simple, small, surprising, significant, sticky, and spreading. We want to spread this virus so that every time zone is infected. Every hour of every day, Heaven is being bombarded by the prayers of God’s people, begging for workers. (Credit - Neil Cole)
POP - Person of Peace
Jesus taught, “Whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace be to this house.’ If a man of peace is there, your peace will rest on him; but if not, it will return to you. Stay in that house, eating and drinking what they give you; for the labourer is worthy of his wages. Do not keep moving from house to house.”
The person of peace is the influential connector to where God has sent you. The instructions are clear. We are not to go from house to house; the Gospel is, but we are not. The person of peace is the key to that. Finding a Person of Peace means discovering where God is already at work in the neighbourhood or network of relationships you’re seeking to reach. The person of peace is attracted to the Jesus in you and wants to be willing to help you reach other people in your neighbourhood. The person of peace the first domino in a chain reaction to the Gospel of the kingdom spreading.
A clear example of this is the woman at the well. Jesus began everyday with the expectation that God had prepared people for him to meet. Why did Jesus choose the woman at the well in John 4? Everyone in town knew her reputation with men and Jesus knew God had prepared her as a bridge over which the Gospel would enter the community. Through this one woman Jesus entered an unreached town and soon everyone there knew about Jesus!
Happy disciple-making 🙏
God's richest blessings,