Sending Out Apostles

“After his second rejection in his hometown of Nazareth, Jesus gains renewed encouragement as he is met by crowds in other parts of Galilee.  Jesus calls for those who are willing to work among the multitudes for the sake of his kingdom.  The time is especially appropriate, then, for sending out the 12 apostles on a special mission of teaching and performing miracles with the power he gives them.  He warns them that they, like all who would work in the Lord’s name, will be persecuted and will face the need for sacrifice.

Interestingly, Jesus does not appear to place particular emphasis on organization, methods of evangelism, or academic religious training.  The 12 apostles are mostly of simple education, but the power of Christ is with them.”

Read:  Matthew 9:35-38, Mark 6:6-33, Matthew 10, Luke 9:1-11, Matthew 11:1, Matthew 14:1-13, John 6:1

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.