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Sent Out

Willie Nelson wrote it and often sings it – “On the road again. Just can’t wait to get on the road again.” This past weekend, I took my first flight in almost two years, for a wonderful weekend of ministry in Rapid City, South Dakota – speaking to Church Planters on Friday night; leading a “Prayer-Shaped Disciple” conference with church leaders on Saturday; and preaching Sunday morning at Christ Church for my long-time friend, Garvon Golden.  Even though I’ve preached almost every Sunday since the beginning of the COVID Pandemic, I have done so within driving distance from home. Maybe it’s just me, but there is something about getting on an airplane that makes me feel more “sent out.”  The disciples had no such mode of transportation when they were repeatedly “sent out” by Jesus (Matthew 22:3-4; Luke 10:1), yet there seemed to be something special with being sent vs. their daily walk with Him. If God choses for you to do all of your ministry near home, so be it.  However, if God sends you out, and you choose to stay at home, that is called disobedience.  As long as God sends, I will go.  How about you?


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