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This chapter of Luke is broken into three sections.  The first is a continuation of what happened in Luke 9, where Jesus sent His twelve disciples out as missionaries to spread the good news of salvation.  As the crowds are growing and Jesus sees that the fields are ready for harvesting, he sends out 72 more men in advance of His coming. Six times the number of the original 12 is showing us that there is indeed a need and that need continues even today.  If ever there was a time in history for the world to hear some good news, this is it.

The second section refers to the Good Samaritan and his unlikely tending of a wounded man.  The Jews and Samaritans were enemies, so this made no sense to the people. They were to avoid the Samaritans at all costs.  However, the Good Samaritan in this story…

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