Luke 10:1-12 / May 2012

January 13, 2015By Adam LangLuke 10-1-12 & 4-14-30

[author-bio-christian-d-boyd] 01Christ calls and equips his followers to participate in the Mission of God in the world. Are we ready to participate as migrant workers? 02Christian discipleship, leadership, and conflict are inherent in the call to follow Christ and to be sent into the world by Christ. 03As God’s sent people, simplicity is a necessity … Read More

Luke 4:14-30 / May 2012

January 13, 2015By Adam LangLuke 10-1-12 & 4-14-30

[author-bio-chris-erdman] 01In Jesus, God wasn’t just thinking of humanity, God was being humanity. That means your humanity and all that goes with it isn’t a liability, something to run from. Embrace your God-breathed originality and you will be “filled with the Holy Spirit.” 02Today you may be tempted to idealize someone else’s ministry, someone else’s … Read More

Luke 10:1-12 / Jun 2012

January 13, 2015By Adam LangLuke 10-1-12 & 4-14-30

[author-bio-jamie-arpin-ricci] Luke 10:1-12 01“The harvest in plentiful, but the workers are few”. Growing up in a Christian home, being part of a good Christian church, I always assumed this meant that, in the wider world we Christians were a minority. Yet, now I see that this is not the case – Christians abound! Never before … Read More

Luke 10:1-12 / Jul 2012

January 13, 2015By Adam LangLuke 10-1-12 & 4-14-30

[author-bio-rick-lewis] Luke 10: 1-12 01Front line mission is often a lonely business, but that’s not the way Jesus intends it to be. He appointed and sent disciples into mission not alone but with a companion. How encouraging it is to have someone working alongside us who has a sense of being appointed and sent by … Read More

Luke 10:1-12 / Sep 2012

January 13, 2015By Adam LangLuke 10-1-12 & 4-14-30

[author-bio-jane-horner] Luke 10: 1-12 01Luke 10:1-2 Moving through this passage is reminiscent of preparation for a play. To follow this metaphor requires an understanding of the director, the actors, and the disposition of possible audiences. Given that, the Lord is the Director and provides guidance to the actors throughout. The actors are Jesus’ followers, literally … Read More

Luke 10:1-12 / Oct 2012

January 13, 2015By Adam LangLuke 10-1-12 & 4-14-30

[author-bio-sara-jane-r-walker] Luke 10: 1-12 01Luke 10:1 As the seventy are sent out together in pairs, I wonder how many of these partnerships were rife with conflict, misunderstanding and perhaps animosity? Were these partnerships formed out of friendships or compatibility? Did these partners know each other or were they perhaps new followers of Christ, struggling to … Read More

Luke 10:1-12 / Nov 2012

January 13, 2015By Adam LangLuke 10-1-12 & 4-14-30

[author-bio-duke-vipperman] 01Luke 10:1 as the opening of the chiasm There are some chiastic elements to Luke 10:1ff. In a chiasm the stuff at the beginning repeats at the end and sometimes the best stuff is in the middle (like an Oreo cookie). Luke explains the task of the 70 (72) saying Jesus sent them to … Read More

Luke 10:1-12 / Feb 2013

January 13, 2015By Adam LangLuke 10-1-12 & 4-14-30

[author-bio-t-mark-verdery] Luke 10:1-12 01The opening verses of this passage remind us that this missional journey in which we have been called to participate is not about us nor is the outcome — the harvest — our harvest. Jesus is “Lord of the harvest” and the harvest itself is “his harvest.” We are simply called to … Read More

Luke 10:1-12 / Apr 2013

January 13, 2015By Adam LangLuke 10-1-12 & 4-14-30

[author-bio-christopher-b-james] 01“After this…” Jesus sent the 72 only after teaching that followership meant homelessness, social distress, & single-mindedness. 02Urgency and agency The urgency of a field ready for harvest ought not produce anxious work but active trust in the primary agency of the Lord of the Harvest. 03Keeping company with the sick Those sent to … Read More

Luke 10:1-12 / Jun 2013

January 13, 2015By Adam LangLuke 10-1-12 & 4-14-30

[author-bio-jamie-wilson] Luke 10: 1-12 01The Luke 10 situation continues in the sense that the people of God are still walking through the history of their communities and indeed the whole world. New Testament scholar Edward Schillebeeckx once wrote: Humans are the words in which God is telling his story. This is a wonderful thought that … Read More