Luke 10:1-12 — “Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves…” There has been much discussion among evangelical Christians about religious freedom and freedom of speech. Many are concerned that we may no longer have the ability to proclaim the Christian message in the public square. Could we be entering a season where it is much harder to be a faithful follower of Jesus? If so, we shouldn’t be alarmed, for this is exactly what Jesus promised and the Apostles experienced.
In this well-known text, we see Jesus sending seventy disciples out into Galilee and Decapolis to preach the kingdom of God. As we consider Jesus’ words we find three vital encouragements for living the Christian life in a hostile world.