Sunday, March 24, 2013

24 March 2013 - Matthew 10: 7

Sunday, March 24

As you go, preach. — Matt. 10:7

After zealously engaging in his ministry for about two years, Jesus expanded the preaching activity by sending out his 12 apostles to preach. First, though, he gave them instructions. (Matt. 10:5-14) When about to feed a crowd of thousands miraculously, Jesus told his disciples how he wanted them to organize the people and distribute the food. (Luke 9:12-17) Clearly, then, Jesus trained his disciples by giving them clear and specific direction. This pattern of training, coupled with the powerful influence of holy spirit, later equipped the apostles to organize the extensive preaching work that took place in 33 C.E. and thereafter. w11 11/15 5:9

Memorial Bible reading: (Daytime events: Nisan 11) Luke 20:1-47