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Sunday Music: Bach Cantata BWV 44

Filed under: Bach Cantatas,General,Music — Patterico @ 12:01 am

It is the fourth Sunday after Pentecost. Today’s Bach cantata is “Sie werden euch in den Bann tun” (They will put you under banishment).

Today’s Gospel reading is Luke 10:1-11, 16-20:

Jesus Sends Out the Seventy-Two

After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go. He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves. Do not take a purse or bag or sandals; and do not greet anyone on the road.

“When you enter a house, first say, ‘Peace to this house.’ If someone who promotes peace is there, your peace will rest on them; if not, it will return to you. Stay there, eating and drinking whatever they give you, for the worker deserves his wages. Do not move around from house to house.

“When you enter a town and are welcomed, eat what is offered to you. Heal the sick who are there and tell them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’ But when you enter a town and are not welcomed, go into its streets and say, ‘Even the dust of your town we wipe from our feet as a warning to you. Yet be sure of this: The kingdom of God has come near.’”

. . . .

“Whoever listens to you listens to me; whoever rejects you rejects me; but whoever rejects me rejects him who sent me.”

The seventy-two returned with joy and said, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name.”

He replied, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”

The text of today’s piece is available here. It contains these words:

They will put you under banishment.

But the time will come when whoever kills you will think that he does God a service by it.

Christians must be
true disciples of Christ on earth.
They wait for Him at all times,
until they happily undergo
martyrdom, exile, and bitter pain.

Happy listening! Soli Deo gloria.

[Cross-posted at The Jury Talks Back.]

3 Responses to “Sunday Music: Bach Cantata BWV 44”

  1. I like Sunday postings by Patterico.

    MasterBaker (bcae7b)

  2. I do, too.

    DRJ (15874d)

  3. Thank you for the gospel reading. Ed Morrissey at Hot Air posted the same one today and I enjoyed reading his thoughts on the scripture. Keep up the good work.

    Russ from Winterset (7dfb00)

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