“Then the apostles gathered around Jesus and told him everything they had done and taught.”
Jesus had sent out the Twelve to preach only in Israel and to heal the sick, vv. 7-13. They reported in to him when they returned.
We learn from Jesus when we obey him. Our mission is unlimited, and he gives us on-the-job training. He shows us our mistakes and teaches us how to deal with our successes.
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After His resurrection, but before His ascension into Heaven, Jesus “through the Holy Spirit had given commandments to the apostles whom He had chosen, to whom He also presented Himself alive after His suffering by many infallible proofs, being seen by them during forty days and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God” (Acts 1:2-3 NKJV). 1) The Twelve Apostles were personally chosen by Jesus (Matthew 10:1-4). 2) Only Judas Iscariot was replaced when he committed suicide (Acts 1:15-26). Herod killed James, but he was not replaced (Acts 12:1-2). 3) The Apostles were eye-witnesses of the resurrected Jesus. 4) These were “infallible proofs,” or evidence with certainty. “Infallible” only referred to Gospel evidence, never to an Apostle! Faith is without doubt!
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.
In the context of Matthew 10, Jesus is telling his twelve disciples what to expect when they go from city to city, preaching the gospel. He explains to them that the world will hate them because of the message they preach – including those of their own household (Matthew 10:16-22). He then tells them to preach the whole gospel without fear (Matthew 10:26-27), the only person to fear is the One who can destroy both body and soul in hell (Matthew 10:28).
In Matthew 10:31, He then goes to to say that the disciples are of far more value than that of mere sparrows, therefore, they are not to “fear” what man can do to them – God will take care of them, even in death (Matthew 10:29-31; cf. Romans 8:28-39; cf. Psalm 116:15; Revelation 14:12-13).
When Jesus rides in our boat, there is absolutely nothing to fear: http://mbriley.preachersfiles.com/2010/02/05/when-jesus-rides-in-our-boat-2/