Sermon July 7, 2013

Sermon July 7, 2013

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Luke 10:1-11, 16-20

After this the Lord appointed seventy others and sent them on ahead of him in pairs to every town and place where he  himself intended to go. He said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out  laborers into his harvest. Go on your way. See, I am sending you out like lambs into the midst of wolves. Carry no purse, no bag, no sandals; and  greet no one on the road. Whatever house you enter, first say, `Peace to this house!’ And if anyone is there who shares in peace, your peace will rest on that person; but if not, it will return to you. Remain in the same house, eating and drinking whatever they provide, for the laborer deserves      to be paid. Do not move about from house to house. Whenever you enter a      town and its people welcome you, eat what is set before you; cure the sick      who are there, and say to them, `The kingdom of God has come near to you.’      But whenever you enter a town and they do not welcome you, go out into its      streets and say, `Even the dust of your town that clings to our feet, we      wipe off in protest against you. Yet know this: the kingdom of God has      come near.’

“Whoever listens to you listens to me, and whoever rejects you rejects      me, and whoever rejects me rejects the one who sent me.”

The seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, in your name even the      demons submit to us!” He said to them, “I watched Satan fall from heaven      like a flash of lightning. See, I have given you authority to tread on      snakes and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy; and nothing      will hurt you. Nevertheless, do not rejoice at this, that the spirits      submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”

Author: Meg

Meg serves as priest at St. Anne's Episcopal Church. She also serves as wife to Eric and mom to Weslee and Caroline. In her (copious) amounts of spare time she enjoys cooking and spending time with her family and pets.


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