S.E.E.D. Ministry

Setting People Free

Setting Free

Kickstarting disciples to:

Heal the sick

Drive out demons

Preach the Gospel including the complete Biblical response i.e. Repent, Believe, Get Baptized and Receive the Holy Spirit.

Mark 16:15-18; 1 Corinthians 2:4-5; John 14:12; John 8:31; Matthew 10; Luke 10; Luke 4:18; Matthew 8:16-17

Kickstart April 141.odp
discipleship.pptx

Setting People Free is The Great Commission




Jesus commanded His disciples to carry out the Great Commission by obeying everything He commanded them

Setting people free peoples involves carrying out Christ’s Great Commission according to how He taught the first disciples - by teaching disciples to obey everything that Christ commanded (Matthew 28:20) for this purpose in Mark 16:16-18.


Then he told them, “As you go into the entire world, proclaim the gospel to everyone. 16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever doesn’t believe will be condemned. 17 These are the signs that will accompany those who believe: In my name they’ll drive out demons. they’ll speak in new languages, 18 and they’ll pick up snakes with their hands. Even if they drink any deadly poison, it won’t hurt them, and they’ll place their hands on the sick, and they’ll recover.” Mark 16:15-18


This includes:

- Healing the sick

- Driving out demons

- Preaching the Gospel including the complete Biblical response i.e. Repent, Believe, Get Baptized and Receive the Holy Spirit.

Christ taught this same pattern to his disciples: first to the 12 apostles in Matthew 10:1-25, then to the 70 disciples in Luke 10:1-19, then to the rest of the church in Mark 16:15-18.


Jesus made it clear very early on what His mission was in Luke 4:18 and He taught his disciples according to this pattern:


“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me;

he has anointed me to tell

the good news to the poor.

He has sent me to announce release to the prisoners

and recovery of sight to the blind,

to set oppressed people free"

Luke 4:18 (ISV)


You can clearly see the pattern of the Great Commission in His mission statement:

  • "he has anointed me to tell the good news to the poor" - Preach the Gospel
  • "recovery of sight to the blind" - Heal the sick
  • "Set oppressed people free" - Drive out demons


To empower His disciples to carry out His mission for them, Jesus gave them both authority and power

He gave them authority to carry out their task

  • Matthew 10:1
  • Luke 10:17

He gave them power to accompany their authority

  • Luke 24:49
  • Acts 1:8


​Jesus clearly gives his standards for discipleship. He expects them to obey him and become like him.

  • Truly, I tell all of you emphatically, the one who believes in me will also do what I’m doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I’m going to the Father. John 14:12
  • So Jesus told those Jews who had believed in him, “If you continue in my word, you are really my disciples. John 8:31
  • “A disciple is not above his teacher, and a slave is not above his master. 25 It is enough for a disciple to be like his teacher and a slave to be like his master. If they have called the head of the house Beelzebul, how much more will they do the same to those of his household!” Matthew 10:24-25
  • "The one who believes in the Son has eternal life, but the one who disobeys the Son will not see life. Instead, the wrath of God remains on him." John 3:36



Jesus commanded us to Heal

​In the Great Commission, Jesus clearly gave a command to heal people in Matthew 10:1,8; Luke 10:9 and Mark 16:15-18


1 Then Jesus called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority over unclean spirits, so that they could drive them out and heal every disease and every illness.

8 As you go, make this announcement: "Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, drive out demons. You have received without payment, so give without payment."

Matthew 10:1,8


8 “Whenever you go into a town and the people welcome you, eat whatever they serve you, 9 heal the sick that are there, and tell them, ‘The kingdom of God is near you!’ Luke 10:8-9


15 Then he told them, “As you go into the entire world, proclaim the gospel to everyone. 16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever doesn’t believe will be condemned. 17 These are the signs that will accompany those who believe: In my name they’ll drive out demons. they’ll speak in new languages, 18 and they’ll pick up snakes with their hands. Even if they drink any deadly poison, it won’t hurt them, and they’ll place their hands on the sick, and they’ll recover.” Mark 16:15-18


In Isaiah 53:4-5, the text says that the Messiah died so we could also be physically healed


4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

Isaiah 53:4-5 (KJV)


The meaning behind the words

The word "grief" can mean sickness or disease in the Hebrew. Learn more

The word "sorrows" means pain in the Hebrew. Learn more

The word "healed" means literal healing or "cured". Learn more


The New Testament (which was written in Greek - a more precise language than Hebrew) confirms physical healing was also the intent of Isaiah 53:4-5


This was to fulfill what was declared by the prophet Isaiah when he said,

“It was he who took our illnesses away

and removed our diseases.”

Matthew 8:17 (ISV)


“He himself bore our sins” in his body on the tree,

so that we might die to those sins

and live righteously.

“By his wounds

you have been healed.”

1 Peter 2:24 (ISV)


The word "healed" means to be physically healed or "cured or to be made whole" in the Greek. Learn more


In other references in the New Testament, Jesus connects physical sickness with sin.


Mark 2:17

17 When Jesus heard that, he told them, “Healthy people don’t need a physician, but sick ones do. I did not come to call righteous people, but sinners.”


Luke 5:31

31 But Jesus answered them, “Healthy people don’t need a physician, but sick people do. 32 I have not come to call righteous people, but sinners, to repentance.”


The word "sick" can mean "with disease" or "sore" in the Greek. Learn more


Healing the sick was part of Jesus' Ministry. The Great Commission was modeled after Jesus ministry.


“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me;

he has anointed me to tell

the good news to the poor.

He has sent me to announce release to the prisoners

and recovery of sight to the blind,

to set oppressed people free"

Luke 4:18 (ISV)


You can clearly see the pattern of the Great Commission in His mission statement:

  • "he has anointed me to tell the good news to the poor" - Preach the Gospel
  • "recovery of sight to the blind" - Heal the sick
  • "Set oppressed people free" - Drive out demons