Scripture: Luke 10:1-16; Luke 10:17-24; Luke 10:25-37; Luke 10:38-42

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READ the WORD

Jesus Sends Out Seventy-Two Messengers

Luke 10:1-16 (KJV) After these things the Lord appointed other seventy (-two) also, and sent them two and two before His face into every city and place, whither He Himself would come.  Therefore said He unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that He would send forth labourers into His harvest.  Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves.  Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes: and salute no man by the way.  And into whatsoever house ye enter, first say, Peace be to this house.  And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it: if not, it shall turn to you again.  And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give: for the labourer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house.  And into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you: And heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.  10 But into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you not, go your ways out into the streets of the same, and say, 11 Even the very dust of your city, which cleaveth on us, we do wipe off against you: notwithstanding be ye sure of this, that the kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.  12 But I say unto you, that it shall be more tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for that city.  13 Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon, which have been done in you, they had a great while ago repented, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.  14 But it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment, than for you.  15 And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted to heaven, shalt be thrust down to hell.  16 He that heareth you heareth Me; and he that despiseth you despiseth Me; and he that despiseth Me despiseth Him that sent Me.

Questions:

1. What did Jesus say about the harvest (Luke 10:2a)?

2. What did Jesus tell them to pray (Luke 10:2b)?

3. What were those sent out to do (Luke 10:9)?

4. Who were the people really hearing or despising (Luke 10:16)?

Answers:

1. Jesus said the harvest was great, but the laborers were few.

2. Jesus told them to pray the Lord would send forth laborers into His harvest.

3. Those sent out were to heal the sick and say the kingdom of God was nigh (near) unto them.

4. The people were actually hearing and despising Jesus.

The Seventy-two Messengers Return

Luke 10:17-24 (KJV) 17 And the seventy (-two) returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through Thy name.  18 And He said unto them, I beheld satan as lightning fall from heaven.  19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. 20 Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.  21 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank Thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that Thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in Thy sight.  22 All things are delivered to Me of My Father: and no man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal Him.  23 And He turned Him unto His disciples, and said privately, Blessed are the eyes which see the things that ye see: 24 For I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.

Questions:

1. What power did Jesus give those He sent out (Luke 10:19)?

2. Of what should those sent out by Jesus rejoice (Luke 10:20)?

3. What has God, the Father given to God, the Son (Luke 10:22)?

Answers:

1. Jesus gave those He sent out the power to tread on serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy.

2. Those sent out by Jesus should rejoice because their name is written in heaven.

3. God, the Father has given to God, the Son all things.

Jesus Tells the Parable Of The Good Samaritan

Luke 10:25-37 (KJV) 25 And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted Him (Jesus), saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?  26 He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou?  27 And he answering said, thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.  28 And He said unto him, thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.  29 But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour?  30 And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.  31 And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.  32 And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.  33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, 34 And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.  35 And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.  36 Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves?  37 And he said, he that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, go, and do thou likewise.

Questions:

1. What was the lawyer’s question to Jesus (Luke 10:25)? 

2. What was the answer to the lawyer’s question (Luke 10:27)?

3. Who showed himself to be a neighbor in Jesus’ parable (Luke 10:33-37)?

Answers:

1. The lawyer asked Jesus what did he have to do to inherit eternal life.

2. The answer was, “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbor as thyself.”

3. The Samaritan was the one who had mercy for the man who needed help and showed himself to be a neighbor.

Jesus Visits Mary And Martha

Luke 10:38-42 (KJV) 38 Now it came to pass, as they went, that He (Jesus) entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received Him into her house.  39 And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard His word.  40 But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to Him, and said, Lord, dost Thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.  41 And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: 42 But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.

Questions:

1. Who received Jesus into her house (Luke 10:38)?

2. Where did her sister, Mary sit (Luke 10:39)?

3. Why didn’t Martha sit with her (Luke 10:40a)?

4. What did Martha ask Jesus to do (Luke 10:40b)?

5. How did Jesus respond (Luke 10:41-42)?

Answers:

1. Martha received Jesus into her house.

2. Mary, her sister, sat at the feet of Jesus and listened to Him.

3. Martha didn’t sit because she was busy serving.

4. Martha asked Jesus to tell Mary to help her.

5. Jesus said, “Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.”

HEAR the WORD

Luke 10:41-42 41 And Jesus answered and said unto her, “Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: 42 But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.”

MEDITATE on the WORD

Ponder these verses above.  What do you believe is that “good part” of which Jesus is talking? My Bible notes: Martha’s desire to serve was actually keeping her from her guest – Jesus.  Sometimes it’s better to “be” with your guest than “do” for your guest. 

MEMORIZE the WORD

Luke 10:2 Jesus told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.  Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into His harvest field.”

LOVE and LIVE the WORD

Love the Word, Jesus, enough to separate “doing for” from “being with” Him.  Make more time to be with Him.

TEACH and SHARE the WORD

As you learn about Jesus share your wisdom with others.

PRAY the WORD

Lord, I pray we will trust You to keep us safe (Luke 10:19).  Lord, I pray we believers will rejoice that our names are written in heaven (Luke 10:20).  Lord, I pray we will give You credit for all we’re receiving from Your hand (Luke 10:23). Lord, I pray we will love You with all our heart, with all our soul, with all our strength, with all our mind and love our neighbor as ourselves (Luke 10:27).  Lord, I pray we will show mercy to those who need help (Luke 10:37). Lord, I pray we will take time to grow our relationship with You through reading Your Word and spending time talking to You (Luke 10:42).  In Christ Jesus’ name I pray.  AMEN.

ENCOURAGEMENT

“May you and I take time to grow our relationship with the Lord.” <>< Dona