The Gospel of Matthew, Part 23

Matthew 10:24-42
ENCOURAGEMENT TO FEARLESS WITNESS

“A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a slave above his lord.” A disciple can expect at least the same persecution as their Lord received.

A disciple must resolve not to be afraid. A disciple should speak the truth, not fearing the slanders and lies of their opponents.

1. The Gospel must be fearlessly proclaimed to all- herald upon the housetops.

2. Christ comforts the disciples- If God’s providential care extends even to a sparrow how much more to His followers.

3. Christ then challenges His disciples to persevere in their mission- the truth He brings will separate the humble from the proud.

4. The world offers joy, happiness and fulfillment but at a price.

5. Encouraging words of Christ offered to the disciples.

He who welcomes the disciples welcomes Christ.

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