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Luke - Extraordinary Times & Ordinary Means

April 5, 2020 Speaker: Jake Peterson Series: The Gospel of Luke

Scripture: Luke 6:12–6:19

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Text: Luke 6:12-19 (ESV) 

12 In these days he went out to the mountain to pray, and all night he continued in prayer to God. 13 And when day came, he called his disciples and chose from them twelve, whom he named apostles: 14 Simon, whom he named Peter, and Andrew his brother, and James and John, and Philip, and Bartholomew, 15 and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon who was called the Zealot, 16 and Judas the son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor.

17 And he came down with them and stood on a level place, with a great crowd of his disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea and Jerusalem and the seacoast of Tyre and Sidon, 18 who came to hear him and to be healed of their diseases. And those who were troubled with unclean spirits were cured. 19 And all the crowd sought to touch him, for power came out from him and healed them all.


Big Idea: Jesus uses Ordinary Means to Accomplish Extraordinary Things


  1. Jesus Prays
  2. Jesus Chooses
  3. Jesus Goes & the people gather


  1. What does it look like to bring ALL things to the Father in prayer?
  2. Do you struggle with the idea that God loves you in your mess and calls you out of that mess to follow him?
  3. Where do you have trouble believing God uses ordinary means like you to accomplish his purposes?
  4. What does it look like for us to live out our “ordinary” lives in the extraordinary circumstances of our current situation? 

What can we do RIGHT NOW?

  1. Sit under the Word of God
  2. Maintain connections in Community
  3. Seek to serve our neighbors
  4. Look for ways to be generous
  5. Pursue personal growth and family discipleship
  6. Pray, Pray, Pray


Other Scriptures:

  • Matthew 6
  • Titus 3
  • 2 Corinthians 5


“I have so much to do today that I’m going to need to spend three hours in prayer in order to be able to get it all done.” — Martin Luther

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