The Lord said, “He who hears you hears me, and he who rejects you rejects me, and he who rejects me rejects him who sent me.” The seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name!” And Jesus said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. Behold, I have given you authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy; and nothing shall hurt you. Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you; but rejoice that your names are written in heaven. In that same hour Jesus rejoiced in the spirit and said, “I thank thee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hidden these things from the wise and prudent and revealed them to babes; yea, Father, for such was thy gracious will.”
1. When Jesus was talking to His disciples, He said that people who either hear or reject them are actually either hearing or rejecting who?
2. What were the seventy amazed about? What made them so happy?
3. Jesus told them not to be so happy about their God-given strength over the spirits. Instead, why did he say that they should be happy?
4. What do you think Jesus meant about their names being written in heaven?
5. When Jesus was happy, whom did He thank? What was He thankful about?