Luke 10:1-11, 16-20
“Do not rejoice at this, that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.” (Read the whole passage)
Jesus is talking the dreaded “D” word again this week. Discipleship.
Last week Jesus had to come to terms with the quality of disciples he had to work with. Disciples who didn’t get it, who wanted to destroy those whom they were trying to reach as much as help them. Disciples who were not committed, who only had one toe in the water.
And so today, Jesus uses those disciples anyways, sending 70 of them out into the world to proclaim the good news, the kingdom of God has come near.
Now, this story of discipleship is one that many here will know well. It is one that during the past year, council and other groups read to one another…
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