Doing Kingdom Work

May 30, 2021   /   Clairemont Emmanuel Baptist Church

Doing Kingdom Work
Following the Servant
Mark 6:7-13

These verses teach us how to live in a .

The Twelve were commissioned and empowered by Christ to serve wherever He sent them.  There was an urgency about the work and Jesus tells them not to get weighed down with things they didn’t need.  He encourages them to live by faith, even in the face of rejection, and to remember that their main task is to preach the Word and advance the Kingdom of God.

We need . . .

1.   Jesus’ authority (v. 7)

We go in Jesus’ authority and we go as a team.  Why teams?  It’s .

Ecclesiastes 4:9
Deuteronomy 19:15
2 Corinthians 5:20
Mark 1:17
Romans 10:14, 15
2 Timothy 3:16, 17
Matthew 11:28-30
1 Thessalonians 2:5-8

Every Christian ought to be characterized by .

2.   Radical Faith and not dependence on things (vv. 8, 9)

Matthew 6:31-33

The point is that the disciples were to depend on

Philippians 4:19
Philippians 4:11

3.   Present the gospel to those who are open (then move on) (vv. 10, 11)

As faithful ministers of the gospel, we’re to demonstrate .

1 Timothy 6:6–10)
Matthew 7:6

We’re to exercise .

Philippians 4:11-13

On the one hand, , and on the other and, do not be afraid to .

4.   Preach the Word (vv. 12, 13)

If there’s any success in ministry, .

Repentance is the grace of God that leads one to true humility and true .

“Repentance is a grace of God’s Spirit whereby a sinner is inwardly humbled and visibly reformed” -Thomas Watson

Repentance is a turning away from sin and turning toward God.

How do we grow in the habit of repentance? (Psalm 51)

·  Call a sin a sin – don’t minimize or excuse it.  (vv. 1-3; 1 John 1:9)

·  Ask God for (v. 1)

“Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love.”

·  Understand that all sin is ultimately . (v. 4)

·  Look to Jesus (v. 7 and Hebrews 9:26)

“Cleanse me with hyssop, and I shall be clean.”

·  Ask God to break you and . (v. 8)

“Let the bones you have crushed rejoice.”

·  Be comforted by the Holy Spirit. (v. 11)

“Do not . . . take your Holy Spirit from me.”

·  Be joyful and tell others the Good News (vv. 12-15)

“Open my lips, Lord, and my mouth will declare Your praise.”

·  Resolve (v. 17)

“The sacrifice you desire is a broken spirit. You will not reject a broken and repentant heart, O God.”


Daily Meditations
Memory Verse: “They went out and preached that people should repent.” Mark 6:12
Read Mark 6:1-13.  Have you served in any sort of apprenticeship? 
What do you remember about the first time you did the work on your own?
Read Mark 6:1-13.  What are the advantages of working as a team in mission work? 
What are the dangers of going alone?
Read Mark 6:1-13.  When people know that you are Jesus’ ambassador, what do they see?
How should Jesus’ restrictions on what the apostles should take with them be applied today?
Read Mark 6:1-13.  What are the advantages to having few possessions? 
.  What are the dangers of either situation?
Read Mark 6:1-13.  What might we do or say as an equivalent to the custom of shaking the dust off one’s feet when leaving an unreceptive town?
How would you define repentance to someone who had never been in a church?
Read Mark 6:1-13.  What are the thematic connections between the story of Jesus’ sending the Twelve on their mission and the beheading of John the Baptist?
What is the true definition of success with regard to missions? What, then, is the nature of failure?

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