Jesus refuses to make things easy for would-be followers of the law, and so gives a lesson on what love of neighbors really looks like. Luke 10:25-37.
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While the “short-term missionaries” return overjoyed at what they were able to do, Jesus reminds them of the source and purpose of the abilities and good news that had been given them. Luke 10:17-24.
Jesus sends out 72 “short-term missionaries” to go before him an proclaim the kingdom. The text is from Luke 10:1-24.
Ministry to all people includes being soundly rejected. Our response must be to always lift up the name of Christ even in the most trying of situations. Ministry is never about the disciple – but always about Christ and his Gospel.
Jesus, coming off a high point, is disappointed in his disciples’ lack of faith when they fail to cast out a demon. The text is from Luke 9:37-43.
In the context of taking up one’s cross and prayer, Jesus’ glory is revealed, his death is discussed, and his importance is highlighted by the Father in a mountaintop experience that would leave a lasting impression on the three disciples present. Luke 9:28-36 tells the story.
Anyone who was following Jesus because they thought it would be all about loaves and fish needed to know that Jesus’ path was not an easy one, as He himself made clear in Luke 9:23-27.
Pastor Michael Rattin explores what it means for this Jesus to be the Messiah – both for Jesus’ agenda and the disciples’ agenda.