God, Self & Other – Luke 29: The Nearness of the Kingdom (the Return of the 70)

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The 70 disciples who were sent to bear witness to the gospel and embody the ministry of Jesus now return with an astonishing report: it worked! To their amazement, God has given them the power and resources they were promised, such that “even the demons submit to us.”

It is a lesson every disciple must learn time and again. And as we do, we discover that the gap between heaven and earth is far narrower than we expect! God is not afar off, nor is “heaven” at a distance. Rather, in Jesus, heaven and earth overlap, and those who follow him have signs of the kingdom everywhere around them.

In this episode we examine the depth of God’s faithfulness to his people and just how close heaven is to earth.

The text for this episode is Luke 10:17-24 (NRSV).

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