- Adam + Eve : SENT TO FILL THE EARTH
God blessed them and said to them, ‘Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it.’
- Noah: SENT INTO THE ARK
The Lord then said to Noah, ‘go into the ark, you and your whole family, because I have found you righteous in this generation.’
- Babel: PEOPLE REFUSE TO BE SENT
Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves and not be scattered over the face of the whole earth.”
- Abram: SENT TO FATHER A NATION
The LORD had said to Abram, “Leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you.
- Joseph + Jacob: SENT TO PRESERVE A NATION
“Come, let’s sell him to the Ishmaelites and not lay our hands on him; after all, he is our brother, our own flesh and blood.” His brothers agreed.
- Moses: SENT TO RESCUE A NATION
“So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.”
- Joshua: SENT TO THE PROMISED LAND
“Moses my servant is dead. Now then, you and all these people, get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land I am about to give to them—to the Israelites.”
- Esther + Mordecai: SENT TO PROTECT THEIR PEOPLE
Mordecai the Jew was second in rank to King Xerxes, preeminent among the Jews, and held in high esteem by his many fellow Jews,
because he worked for the good of his people and spoke up for the welfare of all the Jews.
- Ezekiel: SENT TO THE STUBBORN
He said: “Son of man, I am sending you to the Israelites, to a rebellious nation that has rebelled against me; they and their fathers have been in revolt against me to this very day. The people to whom I am sending you are obstinate and stubborn.
- Hosea: SENT TO THE ADULTEROUS
“Their deeds do not permit them to return to their God. A spirit of prostitution is in their heart; they do not acknowledge the LORD”
- JONAH: SENT TO THE WICKED
“Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before me.”
- John the Baptizer: SENT TO PREPARE THE WAY
As is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet: “A voice of one calling in the desert, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.
- Jesus: SENT AS LIFE AND LIGHT
In him was life, and that life was the light of men.
- Jesus: SENT HIS DISCIPLES AS HE WAS SENT
Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.”
- Jesus: SENT HIS DISCIPLES INTO THE WORLD
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
- Jesus: SENT HIS DISCIPLES WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
- The Church: SENT THROUGH TROUBLE
On that day a great persecution broke out against the church at Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria.
If we DO NO Acts 1:8
Acts 8:1 WILL happen in some form