What is Jesus’ approach to mission in Luke 10? video discussion

This week Sunday lectionary reading for Trinity 3 Year C is Luke 10.1–11, 16–20 which records Jesus sending out the seventy-(two) on ‘mission’ and their return. It is passage that is rich with material for reflection on issues of ministry and pastoral theology—but one that also includes some surprising and challenging perspectives on what mission is about.

James and Ian explore the theological and textual issues, and reflect on both how we preach on this passage and its implications for practice and pastoral ministry in the local church.

Full details can be found in the previous post here.

Signup to get email updates of new posts
We promise not to spam you. Unsubscribe at any time.
Invalid email address

If you enjoyed this, do share it on social media (Facebook or Twitter) using the buttons on the left. Follow me on Twitter @psephizo. Like my page on Facebook.

Much of my work is done on a freelance basis. If you have valued this post, you can make a single or repeat donation through PayPal:

For other ways to support this ministry, visit my Support page.

Comments policy: Do engage with the subject. Please don't turn this into a private discussion board. Do challenge others in the debate; please don't attack them personally. I no longer allow anonymous comments; if there are very good reasons, you may publish under a pseudonym; otherwise please include your full name, both first and surnames.

3 thoughts on “What is Jesus’ approach to mission in Luke 10? video discussion”

  1. 1 Kings 13:16 may be what is alluded to . The man of god turned aside against the specific instruction of God not to. He was killed by a lion.

  2. Thanks very much for these enjoyable thoughts, love the emphasis on collaborative ministry from Jesus…good safeguarding ethos too! For Bishop’s perhaps Suffragan’s need to be elevated, but maybe the CNC & Queen will need to attune their matchmaking skills as well as not being afraid of clergy who speak of judgment?

    P.S. Ian, that’s a Sweet glow of a light you’ve got there 😉

  3. Thank you so much for this – very thought provoking. I’m preaching on this in abt 10 days time. Just thinking about the extent to which Jesus instructions here are normative for us, as opposed to specific for this particular mission? Because some of the instructions appear to be rescinded in Luke 22:35-36.
    And I guess even though the harvest is plentiful, the parable of the sower reminds us that people’s responses vary hugely.


Leave a comment