“You’re not as ready as you think you are, and Jesus doesn’t care.”

A few weeks ago, I wrote that line down as I studied the story of Jesus and the seventy-two disciples in Luke 9 and 10. That message—that no one is as ready as they need to be to walk into ministry—is one that I would like to hear more leaders say and think concerning emerging leaders. Unfortunately, many do not.

In this passage, we see that Jesus sends people who quite clearly aren’t totally ready. Why? What does he understand that we don’t?

Today’s message is about Jesus sending the seventy-two where he was about to go and where people desperately needed to hear his message.