That’s right. Part of the training that Jesus did with his disciples was to send them out on what we might call ‘short term mission trips.’ He paired them up and sent them out traveling the countryside for a short while. He limited what they could take with them to very little. Basically, he forced them into dependence on God’s provision for their basic needs.
Jesus felt that was an important part of the discipleship process. It wasn’t even limited to just ‘The Twelve.’ He sent out 70 disciples in pairs, the Bible tells us.
If it was important for them, might it not also be important to us?
This is the very question raised in Seth Barnes newly released book: Kingdom Journeys. I’m not quite finished with it yet, so I’m not going to do a full book review. I gave you a taste via a list of quotes from the book last week, including the one listed below.
Are you ready to uncross your arms? Are you ready to fly into the unknown, dependent on God?
Just until October 13th, Seth is doing a special promotion for those who purchase the paperback via his website. He’s giving away $80 worth of extra great material. A package of all his other previous books. That’s a great deal! If that interests you, check out the details HERE.
Don’t want all the extra stuff? That’s okay. You can still buy the paperback or download a pdf version for his site.