Date: Sunday, May 17, 2020
The book called Luke in the Bible, was written by a Gentile believer named Luke, who was a close associate of the Apostle Paul. He set out to carefully investigate the truth concerning Jesus Christ, using the eyewitness accounts of those who were with and knew Jesus and His ministry. His intent in writing this Gospel was so that his readers would know the truth regarding Jesus and what they have been taught concerning Him. It is our hope in studying this Gospel, that we too would better understand the truth concerning Jesus, so that we may better know Him and make Him known to others.
The seventy were amazed, and therefore rejoiced in the fact that "even the demons are subject to" them. However, Jesus said that what the seventy should rejoice in is the fact that their names are recorded in heaven. The joy of being Jesus' witnesses is in knowing that you are saved, and therefore, have a place reserved for you in heaven. Jesus rejoices with the Father for the fact that He has revealed such matters as His power and authority to the disciples. The message is from Luke 10:17-24