Sunday’s Sermon Series – Lycanthropy

Luke 10:3 | Back of the Choir

Lycanthropy which is Greek, for Wolf and Man, may seem like a strange title for a sermon. But then again so was the statement from Jesus in Luke 10:3 (KJV) to His disciples “Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves.” 


CONTEXT: 

In order to fully understand this verse and Chapter 10 which begins in v.1 with After these things the Lord… we must start back in Chapter 9. These opening words demand knowledge of what preceded them. After what things must be known.

A recap shows that:

Jesus Sends Out the Twelve Apostles

Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand

Peter Confesses Jesus as the Christ

Jesus Foretells His Death

Jesus says to follow Him you must Take Up Your Cross 

The Transfiguration Occurs 

Jesus Heals a Boy with an Unclean Spirit

Jesus tells of His Coming Death

The Disciples what to know Who Will be the Greatest?

A Samaritan Village Rejects Jesus

The Cost of Following Jesus

So only after all these things happened did Jesus then v.1 appoint 72 more trusted disciples and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come. 

Why so many and why now? I think the initial clue lies first in all the happenings of Chapter 9. It is here that two keys to the ministry happen. First Take up your cross and the cost of following Jesus are made clear. Man can not be fooled into thinking that being a “Christian” never mind being part of a Christian ministry of any sort will be easy and without significant personal cost.

Secondly the Transfiguration without a doubt one of the most amazing and important events in history. Without it their is no Calvary, no propitiation for sins, no call from the Father Mathew 17:5 (ESV parallel verse) …behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.” 

Moving back to v.2 of Chapter 10 Jesus explains the immediate reason why now. Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest. There be a whole bunch of folks that need to hear what needs to be said, and not a lot of trustworthy folks to tell the story. The world will always be hostile to those share the Good News because it is an affront to their own self centered standard of goodness. That is why the the believer will  always venture out among wolves. 


SERMON: 

 Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves. Luke 10:3

Lycanthropy, or, The Wolf Worrying the Lambs,

Thomas Adams (Luke 10:3)[pdf]


Parallel Verse Sermon

Sheep Among Wolves

By Charles Haddon Spurgeon Aug 19, 1877 Scripture: Matthew 10:16 Sermon No. 1,370 From: Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Volume 23

PURITAN QUOTE(S) FOR TODAY –10 & 11 August

SELF EXAMINATION

Let a man examine himself – 1 Corinthians 11:28

Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith – 2 Corinthians 13:5

See that thou show thyself the judge, not the patron of thy sins. – Lancelot Andrews

Self-examination is the spiritual acquisition set up in the soul. – Thomas Watson

FALSE ZEAL

And [Jehu] said, Come with me, and see my zeal for the Lord – 2 Kings 10:16

Some have true zeal for false religion, and others have a false zeal of a true religion,        – Thomas Adams

It is weakness to be hot in a cold matter, but worse to be cold in a hot matter.               – John Trapp

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Check out our Faithful Steward Ministry Facebook page and Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones excellent, “Walking with God”, daily devotional. The topics are
“KNOWING GOD” And “THE ATTRIBUTES OF GOD”

PURITAN QUOTE(S) FOR TODAY – 31 July and 01 August

Thank you to all who prayed for our mission trip to Juarez it was a great success. I will be making a lengthy post on our adventures in the near future. – Mike

THE LAW AND THE GOSPEL

The glorious gospel if the blessed God – 1 Timothy 1:11

The law of truth – Malachi 2:6

The law is the court of justice, but the gospel is the throne of grace. – George Swinnock

The law gives menaces, the gospel gives promises. – Thomas Adams

PROCRASTINATION

While he lingered the men laid hold upon his hand – Genesis 19:16

When I have a convenient season, I will call for thee – Acts 24:25

If God’s today be too soon for thy repentance, thy tomorrow may be too late for his acceptance. – William Secker

Let us not have our oil to buy when we should have it to burn. – Thomas Fuller

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“THE WONDERS OF HIS GRACE” and “GENERAL REVELATION”

PURITAN QUOTE(S) FOR TODAY – 18 & 19 July

This will be the last post for 2 weeks as I am headed out on a mission trip to Mexico. I will post some pics on FB Faith Builders Page via my phone but will have no WIFI.

CAUSE AND EFFECT

The curse causeless shall not come – Proverbs 26:2

Will a lion roar in the forest when he hath no prey – Amos 3:4

Anything that is imperfect cannot exits of itself. – Stephen Charnock

It is the presence of the king that makes the court. – Richard Sibbes

THE WORLD

For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. – 1 John 2:16

The fashion of this world passeth away – 1 Corinthians 7:31

Pleasure, profit, preferment are the worldling’s trinity to the which he performeth inward and outward worship. – John Trapp

There are no greater dangers in the world than to live in the dangers of the world. – Thomas Adams

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“THE LIFE OF THE SOUL” and “SO NEAR AND YET SO FAR”

PURITAN QUOTE(S) FOR TODAY – 14 & 15 July

LAW, JUDGES AND MAGISTRATES

Appoint magistrates and judges – Ezra 7:25(R.V.)

Ye shall hear the small as well as the great – Deuteronomy 1:17

Laws are better unmade than unkept. – Henry Smith

A magistrates couchant {shutting of one’s eyes} makes offenders rampant. – Thomas Hall

RECOMPENSE

He had respect unto recompense of the reward – Hebrews 11:26

Meditation of the reward is a good place for our souls to bait at; but a bad place for our souls to lodge in. – Thomas Fuller

God is a better paymaster than the earth. – Thomas Adams

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“A JUDGMENT” and ” POWER “

PURITAN QUOTE(S) FOR TODAY – 08 & 09 July

REASON AND FAITH

They communed together and reasoned … O fools, and slow of heart to believe – Luke 24:15, 25

Reason must neither be the rule to measure faith by, nor the judge there of. – Christopher Nesse

Where reason cannot wade there faith can swim. – Thomas Watson

SABBATH

Six days thou shall labour, and do all thy work, but the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord the God – Exodus 20:9, 10

The first day of the week … the disciples were assembled – John 20:19

The Jews’ seventh day was buried in Christ’s grave. – George Swinnock

On the weekdays, every man riseth early to his trade; on the Lord’s Day, when the business of their souls is specially in hand, men usually sleep their fill. – Thomas Adams

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“RIGHT THINKING” and “AN UNCERTAIN SOUND”

 

PURITAN QUOTE(S) FOR TODAY – 02 & 03 July

CHRIST’S ‘COME’

Come, ye blessed of my father – Matthew 25:34

Let him that is athirst come – Revelation 22:17

I am the way…no man comenth…but by me – John 14:6

Nicodemus cometh haltingly to Christ as a night-bird. – John Trapp

God invites many with his golden scepter whom he never bruises with his rod of iron. – Thomas Fuller

MEN AND WOMEN

Neither is the man without the women, neither the women without the man – 1 Corinthians 11:11

Before man had any other calling, he was called to be a husband. – Henry Smith

Women takes her being from man, man takes his well- being from women. – Thomas Adams

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ANNOUNCING THE PLAN  and GOD ACTING IN HISTORY