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The Mission of the Seventy

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Lots of folks seem to miss the point of sending out the Seventy; at least as it appears so to me. Some wonder which was more important: the sending out of the Twelve (Luke 9:1-10) or sending out the Seventy (Luke 10:1-16). Others liken the event to an evangelistic outreach, upon which our own ministries should be based. Still others get caught up in their having power over demons and exactly when Satan was cast out of heaven, and when Jesus actually did see his fall. Some of these things, of course, are mentioned in Luke 10, but the real point of it all seems to be far more significant than answering these questions. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on May 4, 2017 in Gospel of Luke

 

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The Three Temptations of Christ

Temptation - 4Jesus’ public ministry began with being tempted. This immediately followed his baptism, which is clearly shown in the Synoptics, but not so clearly in John. In the Gospel of John Jesus’ public ministry began with the marriage feast at Cana, immediately following his baptism (implied) by John in chapter one. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 14, 2009 in Jesus, Religion

 

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