Dispatched: When Jesus’ disciples are sent out

Luke 10:1-37

Plenty of people wanted to follow Jesus till he gave them a dose of reality: “Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.” When a man asked to attend to his aged and dying father, Jesus said abruptly, “Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God.” And to a man who wanted to go home and say goodbye to everyone first Jesus said, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.”

Following Jesus always pushes us out of our comfort zone.

In Luke 10, Jesus sent out 72 disciples, two by two, to go ahead to towns he planned to visit, healing the sick and telling people that the kingdom of heaven was near. So what do we take from this passage? We’re giving three sermons to that question, concluding with the intriguing story of the Good Samaritan. As in all parables, there is more to that story than meets the eye.

Date Passage Title Speaker Listen Download audio Manuscript
06/19/16  Luke 10:1-16  On the Road  Lee Eclov  Listen  Download View PDF
06/26/16  Luke 10:17-24  What Jesus Saw  Lee Eclov  Listen  Download  View PDF
07/03/16 Luke 10:25-37  What’s Good about the Samaritan  Lee Eclov  Listen  Download  View PDF

On Alert: Guarding Against the Enemy of Our Souls

It is curious how captivated the world around us is with the devil and his demons. TV shows, movies, books—the subject is everywhere. Yet people know little of the truth as taught in Scripture. Christians must know how to recognize and resist the devil’s work or we will become his victims. This series highlights some key passages teaching us about our enemy.