Jesus Sent Out Seventy-Two Evangelists
Teach the importance going to other places to make disciples.
Lord, help us to take the gospel
to places where people do not know yet
Choose children's learning activities that fit their needs and ages.
1. An older child or teacher reads or tells by memory how Jesus sent out seventy-two of His disciples to announce the Kingdom of God, Luke 10:1-20.
shows how Jesus trained them in small groups to carry on his ministry,
Ask these questions. [Verse numbers for answers follow each question.]
· How many workers went in each group? [Verse 1. He sent them two by two.]
· For what did they pray first? 
· Did they go meekly, or with a fighting spirit? 
· How much equipment did they take? [4. Jesus wanted them to take as little as possible, relying on God rather than on material things.]
· Did they stop and visit with friends along the way? 
· Did they continue to lodge with a person who welcomed them peacefully? [5-8]
· What two activities did they do as they visited the people? 
· What did Jesus say to do where people rejected the good news? [10-11]
· What happened to Satan’s power when the disciples obeyed Christ? 
What did Jesus say was more
important than binding demons? 
2. Dramatize parts of the story of the Seventy Evangelists.
Arrange for the children to
present this drama to the adults.
· Older children or adults play these parts:
Jesus, Enemy (preferable an adult), Narrator.
Younger children play these parts:
Tell the first part of the story, from Luke 10:1-16.
“Go in groups of two. Be careful like lambs among wolves.
Disciples “What shall we take with us?”
“Take as little as possible. Hurry! Do not visit on the way;
Disciples “Where shall we stay?”
“Find a man of peace. Lodge with him while you are in that town,
Disciples “What shall we do if the people reject us?”
“If you have made the message clear and they still reject you,
(Go about the room in pairs)
“My name is Enemy! I hate all men!”
(As Enemy says the things above, mention Jesus’ opposite
Tell the Second Part of the story, from Luke 10:17-23.
(One says) “Lord Jesus, we are joyful!
“Do not rejoice about having power, but that your names are written in
Narrator Thank everyone who helped with the drama.
3. If the children dramatize this story for the adults, then let them also ask the adults the questions under #1 above.
4. Draw a simple picture of two people walking on a road, and let the children copy it.
the children show their pictures to the adults during the next worship
children might like to colour the picture found at the end of this
5. Have children give examples of how to teach people to obey Jesus.
Let two children each recite a
verse from Isaiah 52:7-8,
7. Older children write a poem or song using Jesus’ words from Luke 10:2.
8. Memorize together Mark 1:15:
“The time is fulfilled, and the
kingdom of God is at hand;
9. Have an older child pray:
“Father, help us to carry the good news about Jesus to other people. Keep us from getting distracted by the things of this world. Help us follow the example of Jesus’ disciples. Let us bring glory to your name like they did.”
A more detail drama: Jesus, equips and sends harvesters to announce his kingdom throughout Israel: