Sent Sacrificially (Matthew 10:34-42)

Jesus is giving his directions as he prepares to send his disciples to proclaim the good news of the kingdom in what we call the limited commission. We have noticed that Jesus sent his disciples compassionately because the people were lost, like sheep without a shepherd. We have also noticed that Jesus sent out his disciples fearlessly. Though they would be sent like sheep among wolves, they were not to have fear of them because God sees what is happening, God greatly values his disciples, and our fear needs to be of God and not of people. But there is one more picture Jesus gives to his disciples as he sends into the field to do the work. Jesus is going to show his disciples that they are sent sacrificially…

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