Preaching Like a Cowboy
And they went out, and preached that men should repent.
And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them.
Jesus sends out the twelve disciples telling them to go into every city and preach the gospel and cast out devils. He also said that if any city were to reject His message that they were to shake the dust off their feet on their way out, telling them that it would be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of judgment than for the people of that city.
The disciples preached repentance, not benefits, not happiness, and other feel-good messages. Notice, when they came to report back to Jesus, there is no mention of any city rejecting their message.
This is the most Redneck message ever! We’re coming to town and kicking the devil out when we come! YEEHAW! It’s like the wild west of the middle east when the sick recover and devils scream for some reason it gets people’s attention.
There’s more to life than just today, there’s eternity, and accepting Jesus is the way in and the way out. He is called The Way for a reason He will lead you out of sin, eternal death, and the flames of hell into everlasting life.
He’s worth following.
He is: Shub Nephesh
Renewer of Life