Not only had Jesus removed the disciples’ staff, bag, bread and money; he wants to leave them with nothing but the shirts on their backs.
Bread is a staple part of most people’s diet. But Jesus, the bread of life, wants to be are mainstay.
A bag on a journey has two uses:
To take provisions and essential items
To carry things you acquire on the way
And Jesus tells us not to bring a bag on our mission to share his Kingdom.
For the disciples, letting go of the staff must have felt vulnerable. Like the difference between riding a bicycle and a unicycle.
Have you ever wished you could share your faith more easily? Do you ever long to see a proper, indisputable healing? Me too. I’m working on it all the time! Jesus sent out his 12 disciples in Luke 9 with 2 tasks: Preach the Kingdom Heal the sick Well, as I just read that, I…
After Jesus was born in Bethlehem, a band of scholars arrived in Jerusalem from the East. They asked around, “Where can we find and pay homage to the newborn King of the Jews? We observed a star in the eastern sky that signalled his birth. We’re on pilgrimage to worship him.” When word of…
Luke 10:1-9 (click!) v1: Jesus sent the 72 to every place he was about to go. We often think of God going before us but in this sense we are to go to the places God has already preordained to bless. Are all our plans things that God is already working on or are they just…