Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Send Us Out. Homily Outline for Mark 6:7-13

Homily for 7.15.12
MARK 6:7-13 (see below)
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"Send us out, to proclaim the reign of your Kingdom
Send us out to proclaim and to heal
Send us out in you power and your authority
To overcome, and to heal the world"
-- John Michael Talbot


Outline for a Homily from Mark 6:7-13


I. The Master Sends Out the 12 for the Kingdom Message Must Be Shared
1. Time was short for Jesus -- the enemies were closing-in
2. Many more in the nation must hear the proclamation that the King had arrived on the scene


II. And What Was the Message?
1. Proclaiming the Kingdom: "So they went off and preached repentance"

2. Displaying the Kingdom: "The Twelve drove out many demons, and they anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them."
3. Living the Kingdom  -- walking by faith in GOD's providence in the midst of chaos: "He instructed them to take nothing for the journey but a walking stick--no food, no sack, no money in their belts. They were, however, to wear sandals but not a second tunic."
4. Respecting the Kingdom Decision: "Wherever you enter a house, stay there until you leave. Whatever place does not welcome you or listen to you, leave there and shake the dust off your feet in testimony against them."
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MARK 6:7-13
A READING FROM THE HOLY GOSPEL OF ST. MARK

Jesus summoned the Twelve and began to send them out two by two
and gave them authority over unclean spirits.
He instructed them to take nothing for the journey
but a walking stick--
no food, no sack, no money in their belts.
They were, however, to wear sandals
but not a second tunic.
He said to them,
"Wherever you enter a house, stay there until you leave.
Whatever place does not welcome you or listen to you,
leave there and shake the dust off your feet
in testimony against them."
So they went off and preached repentance.
The Twelve drove out many demons,
and they anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them.