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The person we are looking for

Continuing the series on Luke 10:

Luke 10:6 says this:  If a man of peace is there, your peace will rest on him; if not, it will return to you.

The person of peace is a key concept in working in the harvest.  It's the person we've been praying to find from verse 2.  

So what is a person of peace?  It's a person of influence, of reputation, who is open to your message and who will open up his/her circle of influence to you.

Let's think of some Scriptural examples of people of peace.  Cornelius was a God-fearer, who introduced his whole household to Peter and the good news.  He was a man of good reputation (Acts 10).  Lydia is another person of peace of good reputation who opened her circle of influence to Paul (Acts 16).  The woman at the well is a person of peace of, to say the least, dubious reputation.  But everyone in her village knew her, and she opened up her whole village to Jesus (John 4).

The person of peace is the one who will be the laborer in the harvest.  Usually a church will start in his/her home.  

In the next post we will look at how you recognize a person of peace.

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