King's Business - 1922-11

T H E K I N G ' S B U S I N E S S



Golden Text.— The harvest truly Is great, but the labourers are few: Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth laborers into his har­ vest. S,Lu. 10:2. LESSON TEXT Lu. 10:1-11, 17. (ReadLu. 9:1-10, 24; Mat. 10:1-42; Jno. 17:17-21; 20:21.)

(1) A fter these things, the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them tw o and tw o before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come. (2) Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the la ­ bourers are few : pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that, he would send forth labourers into his harvest. (3) Go your w ays: behold, 1 send you forth as lambs among wolves. (4) Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes: and salute no man by the way. (5T And Into what­ soever house ye enter, first say, Peace be to this house. (6) And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it: if not, it shall turn to you again. (7) And in the same house.'remain, eating and drinking such things as they give; Theme: The Mission and Ministry of the Sev­ enty. Outline: ■(1) Representation and Regulation, vs. 1-7. (2) Reception and Rejection, vs. 8 - 11 . (3) Return and Report, v. 17. (4) Result and Rejoicing, vs. 18- 20 . Introduction: In the ninth chapter we had the mission of the Twelve in Northern Gal­ ilee. Power was delegated to them, but they abode near to the presence of the Lord. LESSON Here the Seventy EXPOSITION are selected and sent T. C. Horton before His face Into Southern Galilee. The difference between the two eve'nts can easily be distinguished. Both are Jew­ ish and primarily have reference to the kingdom, but contain certain charac­ teristics and principles which are in-

for the labourer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house! (8) And into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you: (9) And heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you. (10) Bui into what­ soever city ye enter, and they re­ ceive you not, go your ways out into the streets o f the same, and say, (11) Even the very dust o f your city, which cleaveth on us, we- do wipe off against you ; notw ith­ standing be ye sure o f this, that the kingdom of God is come nigh unto you. (17) And the seventy returned again w ith joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name. structive and helpful to Christian workers in every age. (1) REPRESENTATION AND REG­ ULATION, vs. 1-7. “ Sent them two by two.” In the preceding chapter ,the Lord had been putting some severe tests to those who were seeking to follow Him. Disçipleship was shown to include: (a) Devotion to men— the salvation, not the destruction of men’s lives; (b) Denial of self. The Son of Man had not where to lay His head, (ç) Decision of char­ acter. Having put his hand to the plow, the disciple was not to turn back. Now our Lord appoints seventy mis­ sionaries. Seventy is the number ot completion multiplied by the perfect number (10x7). It corresponds to the seventy elders of ■ Israel, as the twelve apostles corresponded to the twelve pa­ triarchs. At Elim there were twelve wells of water and seventy palm trees, corresponding to the twelve patriarchs and seventy elders. (Ex. 15^:27.) The Seventy were sent before His face. They represented Himself. He

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