Luke 10v17-24 - True rejoicing

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Jesus is the king, and was going to Jerusalem to die and rise. From there he would send out his servants to preach his kingdom – the forgiveness of sins for everyone who repents and believes. He had sent 72 disciples before him to prepare the way. He had given them power to do signs in his name. Now they returned, rejoicing. But why did they rejoice? What are the real reasons for followers of Jesus to rejoice?

Passages:Luke 10:17-24
Date:July 29, 2012
Series & Preacher:The Gospel of Luke, David Anderson (Brotherhood Baptist Church, Eldoret, Sunday Evangelistic Meeting)
Tags:election, kingdom of god, luke, rejoicing
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Luke 10:17-24

17And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name. 18And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. 19Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. 20Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven. 21In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight. 22All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him. 23And he turned him unto his disciples, and said privately, Blessed are the eyes which see the things that ye see: 24For I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them. (KJV)

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