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July
7
2019

On The Job Training

Scripture: Luke 10:1-11, 16-20

Shortly following Jesus' transfiguration on the mountaintop, Jesus and a few of the disciples venture back down to the "real world" where Jesus immediately gets back to work teaching and healing. A short while later Jesus decides to let the disciples go and "get their feet wet" as he send 72 of his disciples ahead, two by two, to go and do his work. In a very "on the job training" sort of way Jesus gives them instruction on not only how to interact with those they meet, but also offer advice on what to do when they are not welcomed within a community. As I remember my first official job upon turning sixteen I too recall what it was like to experience the "on the job training" in those first few shifts. I recall my frazzled nerves, uncertainty in my abilities, and desire to "not mess up." How might we take Jesus' version of "on the job training" and apply it back to our own lives? In particular as we look at this path of discipleship.

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