Our text is from Luke 9:1-6, 10:1-4, 10:16-20.
Whatever complicated circumstances you might be facing in your world, Luke wants you to know for certain that Jesus has all authority in this world.
Here in these two stories, Jesus delegates his authority to his friends. How should we look at these stories of Jesus passing on his authority to his friends? As isolated incidents in history in that time for those people only? Or as Jesus delegating his authority to all of his followers throughout all time?
This sermon examines those questions.