Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Ambassadors in Disguise
The sending of the seventy (St. Luke 10:1-20) depicts an embassage humbly sent, with "neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes," and instuctions to "salute no man by the way." For these are not to trumpet their high station but their Master, who himself went the way of the cross. Yet they had the ability to tread on scorpions and drive out demons. Satan falls from heaven when they preach. So also whenever ministers proclaim the Gospel, Satan is driven out and exorcised: he falls again from heaven. The sermon.