From Pastor Perry

01/18/2016 Matt. 10:5-8a

 

Matthew 10:5–8 (ESV)

Jesus Sends Out the Twelve Apostles

These twelve Jesus sent out, instructing them, “Go nowhere among the Gentiles and enter no town of the Samaritans, but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And proclaim as you go, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons.

 

In yesterday’s reading, Matthew lists out the twelve Apostles.  Matthew quickly jumps to their purpose, that is to go out and proclaim “The kingdom of heaven is at hand.”  They were also to “heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons.”  This is their purpose.  But notice to whom they were to go and proclaim… it was the “lost sheep of Israel.”  In fact, they were told to stay away from the Gentiles and Samaritans.  Knowing the rest of the story, they would open up to the Gentiles and Samaritans later on.  In fact, it is Matthew who gives us the Great Commission in which Jesus states:

Matthew 28:18–20 (ESV)

18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

 

I pray: O Lord, you instruct us to proclaim your Gospel message to the world.  Help us to share the story of Jesus life, death, and resurrection… the plan of salvation and the gifts of baptism, faith, forgiveness, eternal life, and heaven itself.  Amen.

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