The Gospel of Matthew, Part 21

1. He gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every disease and every infirmity.

2. The 12 disciples are named and paired together: Simon – first called Peter, Andrew – his brother; James the son of Zebedee and John his brother; Philip and Bartholomew – likely the Nathanial of John’s Gospel; Thomas and Matthew; James the son of Alphaeus and Thaddaeus; Simon the Cananite and Judas Iscariot.

3. Twelve are sent out to the lost sheep of the house of Israel to herald the Good News that the Kingdom of the heavens draws near.

4. Healing Mission of the Apostles: What & How?

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