A A A A A
Bible Book List
The IVP New Testament Commentary Series – The Blessing of Decision: Privilege, Mission and Commitment (9:51-10:24)
Resources » The IVP New Testament Commentary Series » Luke » The Journey to Jerusalem (9:51-19:44) » The Blessing of Decision: Privilege, Mission and Commitment (9:51-10:24)
The Blessing of Decision: Privilege, Mission and Commitment (9:51-10:24)

The journey's initial section concentrates on disciples. After some initial failure by the disciples (9:51-62), success follows in the mission of the seventy-two (10:1-24). In light of such success, Jesus instructs the disciples about the special nature of the time in which they live. It is not a time of judgment but of invitation. It is the hour of decision, and decisions about the disciples' message have everlasting consequences.

Knowing God is a blessing and life's highest priority. But that blessing is not automatic for every individual; it must be consciously entered into by embracing the hope the disciples offer. This period is so special that kings and prophets have longed to share in the blessings that the disciples get to experience through Jesus. To minister with power is exciting, but to know God and his grace is even better.

Bible Gateway Recommends

The Bible Speaks Today New Testament Commentary on CD-ROM
The Bible Speaks Today New Testament Commentary on CD-ROM
Retail: $115.00
Our Price: $65.99Save: $49.01 (43%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars
Buy now
2 Peter & Jude: IVP New Testament Commentary [IVPNTC]
2 Peter & Jude: IVP New Testament Commentary [IVPNTC]
Retail: $17.00
Our Price: $11.99Save: $5.01 (29%)Buy now
1 Corinthians: IVP New Testament Commentary [IVPNTC] -eBook
1 Corinthians: IVP New Testament Commentary [IVPNTC] -eBook
Retail: $15.99
Our Price: $9.99Save: $6.00 (38%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars
Buy now
Mark: IVP New Testament Commentary [IVPNTC]
Mark: IVP New Testament Commentary [IVPNTC]
Retail: $18.00
Our Price: $11.99Save: $6.01 (33%)
4.0 of 5.0 stars
Buy now