Telling Stories and Throwing Parties …

Andrew Jones suggested Luke 10 offers a great “missional” picture for following Jesus. In a modern idiom(expression) he sees the ministry of the 70 as “Telling Stories and Throwing Parties.” The stories would be of the Kingdom of God and its reality in the lives of people. The parties would be shared meals.

“Now after this the Lod appointed seventy others and sent them two and two ahead of Him to every city and place where He Himself was going to come. And He was saying to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. Go you ways: behold I send you out as lambs in the midst of wolves. Carry no purse, no bag, not shoes; and greet no one on the way. And whatever house you enter first say, “Peace be to this house.” And if a man of peace is there, your peace wil rest upon him; but if not, it will return to you. And stay in that house, eating and drinking what they give you; for the laborer is worthy of his wages. Do not keep moving from house to house. And whatever city you enter, and they receive you, eat what is set before you; and heal those in it who are sick, and say to them, “The Kingdom of God has come near to you.”

Telling stories – “The Kingdom of God has come near to you.”
Throwing Parties – “And stay in that house, eating and drinking what they give you; . . . And whatever city you enter, and they receive you, eat what is set before you;”

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Husband to Patty. Daddy to Kimberly and Tommie. Grandpa Doc to Cohen, Max, Fox, and Marlee. Pastor to Snow Hill Baptist Church. Graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Reading. Photography. Golf. Colorado. Jeeping. Friend. The views and opinions expressed here are my own and should not be construed as representing the corporate views of the church I pastor.