Luke 8: 1 After this, Jesus traveled about from one town and village to another, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God. The Twelve were with him, 2 and also some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases: Mary (called Magdalene) from whom seven demons had come out; 3 Joanna the wife of Cuza, the manager of Herod’s household; Susanna; and many others. These women were helping to support them out of their own means..
Again, Jesus is preaching kingdom…
1. Davidic kingdom expectations have to be factored in as that which shapes the mind of those who listen to him: society in which God’s will is established and done.
2. Cosmic power is at work in Jesus as he preaches kingdom — Satan is being overthrown.
3. Political power shifts are at work.
4. Gender inclusion is at work.
Do you think vv. 2-3 are indicative of kingdom realities?