Home » Previous Page » Article:

Msg #2248 Rather Rejoice In This

Msg #2248 Rather Rejoice In This

What The Bible Says Good Samaritan's Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice

Msg #2248 Rather Rejoice In This

What The Bible Says

Good Samaritan's Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice

Twice Dr. Luke explains Christ's “Proof of Concept” for disciples preaching the gospel to every creature. In Luke 19:1-6 the twelve disciples were sent out, and in 10:1-12 “other seventy also” were sent out. When the twelve returned, Jesus took them aside privately in a desert place, to teach them important lessons (9:10). But instead, when the multitude followed him, he taught his disciples to feed the five thousand (vr.11-17), taught them his identity and purpose (vr.18-26), taught them what he really looked like (vr.27-36 transfiguration), taught them the mighty power of God (vr.37-43), and then he charged them, “Let these sayings sink down into your ears” (vr.47a).

In chapter ten he sends out the seventy disciples, but in both instances he sent them out in faith, and in power. In faith because they went with no provisions, no purse, no script, no backup shoes! Note that in Luke 22:35-36 he asked how that worked out for them, and modified the guidelines for future disciples, but going still requires faith. He sent them out in power in that they had power over the enemy, power to preach the gospel, and power to heal the sick.

Note that exhortations were stronger for the seventy; pray for laborers, and you will be as sheep among wolves (10:2-3). This time on their return he gave a most pertinent observation, “Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.” (10:20). Winning souls to Christ is wise (Prov.11:30), it is commanded (Mt.28:19, Mrk.16:15, Luk.24:46, Jn.20:21, Acts1:8), and it brings rejoicing (Ps.126:6). Even so Jesus said, “rejoice rather, because your names are written in heaven.” Never forget that God saved your wretched soul, it will make you a more compassionate soul winner.

An Essay for week #48 - Nov 27, 2022

Msg in audio at www.GSBaptistChurch.com/audio/gs221127.mp3

Half Shekel Journals on Israel www.GSBaptistChurch.com/israel22

Copyright © 2022 Good Samaritan Baptist Church, All Public Domain, Freely Copy and Distribute.
A weekly 300 word essay- The Penny Pulpit
Our mailing address is:

Good Samaritan Baptist Church

54 Main St. Box 99

Dresden, NY 14441

Tags:   Penny Pulpit
 PDF  Print this article
Rating: 0.00 (0 votes) Rate this article
Bookmark and share this article:  

FamilyNet Top Sites Top Independent Baptist Sites KJV-1611 Authorized Version Topsites Preaching Tools. Net Top 100 Websites Top Local New Testament Baptist Church Sites Cyberspace Ministry - Top Christian Sites The Fundamental Top 500

Powered by Ekklesia-Online

Locations of visitors to this page free counters