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Luke 10:1-12 The Harvest is Plenty

Laborers wanted

Laborers wanted

Jesus has finished gathering His followers and now He sends them out. Luke is the only one who shares this group’s disbursement with us. We witnessed the sending out of Jesus twelve chosen disciples but Luke shares His appointment and sending out of seventy two men. Did this number include the original twelve or was it in addition to them?

Luke tells us that Jesus was sending these men out to the cities He would be going Himself. They were sent out two by two, just as His twelve disciples had gone out. Jesus gave this group the same instructions when He sent them out. They were to go into every town and proclaim the Kingdom of God. They weren’t to take money or extra clothes with them. They were to eat whatever was served in whatever home they came to in the town. They were to let their peace rest on the home IF a “son of peace” resided there. They were to stay in that home the entire time they were ministering to the town IF the town received them. If no son of peace was found their peace would return to them and if the town refused them they were to shake the dust off their feet as a testament against them. Read more »