Talks for Growing Christians
The Seventy Disciples Sent Out with the Gospel of the Kingdom
Lesson Number 28
- The kingdom of God has drawn near.
- The power of Satan has been broken.
- Don’t confuse IQ with insight.
- Why did the Lord command the disciples to stay in the same house and not move from house to house in any one location?
- What was the significance of shaking off the dust from their sandals whenever they were not welcome?
- Where did the Lord send the teams of disciples (verse 1)?
- The king and His offer of the kingdom had already been rejected by a number of the leading towns in the Galilee area. Why did the Lord send His disciples to preach the kingdom of God elsewhere?
- Why did the seventy disciples return with joy?
- This way the disciples could concentrate on their mission and not on their accommodations.
- Wherever their message was not received the disciples were to shake the dust from their sandals to show that the possibility of fellowship with those people had ended.
- He sent them primarily into villages in the area of Judea and Perea, which He would pass through as He slowly made His way to Jerusalem.
- To give the cities of Judea an opportunity to receive the king and the offer of the kingdom. But sadly, we know that the Lord was refused and rejected. Israel crucified her promised Messiah.
- Because they were experiencing the joy of being involved in the Lord’s service.
- Discuss the proclamation that the kingdom of God had come near. The Messiah had arrived and was offering the promised kingdom to His people. But was the kingdom received? When will the kingdom be received and established?
- God is pleased to hide truth from the worldly wise and intelligent skeptics and reveal His truth to believers. Have you noticed that even baby believers studying the Bible, can have more insight into world affairs and the reality of life than the world’s most critical thinkers? Truth about God is only gained and gleaned form insight into God’s revealed Word.
- We can rejoice that Satan is humiliated when his demons are resisted. One day we will rejoice to see Satan’s ultimate defeat by the hand of Christ.
- “He who hears you hears Me, he who rejects you rejects Me, and he who rejects Me rejects Him who sent Me.” Luke 10:16
- “Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven.” Luke 10:20
- “I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and prudent and revealed them to babes.” Luke 10:21