Argyle shows how Paul knew and applied Jesus’ instructions to the Seventy on mission. He shows the links between Jesus’ instructions in Luke 10 and Paul’s writings and Acts.
|When you enter a town and are welcomed, eat what is offered to you.|
|If an unbeliever invites you to a meal and you want to go, eat whatever is put before you without raising questions of conscience.|
1 Corinthians 10:27
|Stay there, eating and drinking whatever they give you, for the worker deserves his wages. Do not move around from house to house.|
|In the same way, the Lord has commanded that those who preach the gospel should receive their living from the gospel.|
I Corinthians 9:14
|Whoever listens to you listens to me; whoever rejects you rejects me; but whoever rejects me rejects him who sent me.”|
|Therefore, anyone who rejects this instruction does not reject a human being but God, the very God who gives you his Holy Spirit.|
I Thessalonians 4:8
|Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves.|
|I know that after I leave, savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock.|
|21 At that time Jesus, full of joy through the Holy Spirit, said, "I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased to do.|
22 "All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows who the Son is except the Father, and no one knows who the Father is except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.”
|18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written: "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.”|
20 Where is the wise person? Where is the teacher of the law? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21 For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe.
1 Corinthians 1:18-21
There are also parallels between Jesus’ instructions to the Seventy (Luke 10) and how he entered the house of Zacchaeus (Luke 19). Parallels between the instructions (Luke 10) and how Peter entered the house of Cornelius (Acts 10).