Jesus sends out the Seventy, giving us a picture of the Church’s mission.
Is Jesus the most important person or thing in our lives? These verse show four things that often subtly take his place.
Jesus casts the legion of demons out of the Gerasene man. Jesus’ power and love is displayed and demonic tactics are uncovered.
There is a fundamental difference between the work of the Spirit upon people in power before Jesus and the Spirit living in Christians since Pentecost.
The Gospel should always overflow in mission from our church
Luke’s short account of the ascension has a number of deliberate links with Leviticus 9 which help us to understand the significance of the ascension for the mission of the Church.
In a second “annunciation” Jesus foretells the fruitfulness of the Gospel among the Gentiles to the disciples, fulfilling Isaiah 54 and calling us to prepare for fruitful evangelism.
Luke’s Gospel emphasises the physicality of Jesus’ resurrection and points to the importance of our bodies for knowing God.
Saul’s conversion reveals something about Christ, the Church and Christians.
The two disciples go from wanting to answers to wanting Jesus, from wanting a Messiah to wanting the Messiah. As they start to want a personal relationship with Him, he appears.