The Commissioning Of The Twelve

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Vincent DiRienzo Religion 409 Commissioning the Twelve The commissioning of the twelve is a very special passage which tells of the apostles meaning and what they must do. The passage is number 58 which spans Matthew 9:35-10:16, Mark 6:6, Luke 9:1 and Luke 10:1-12. This passage is an interesting one in terms of its reading. Not only does each passage have its own meaning and information, we have two Luke passages in a single read, each one having its own wording which I will go into later. First passage we have Matthew who starts the passage off with Jesus going through all the cities and villages teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of heaven, curing every disease and every sickness in sight. Jesus came upon a crowd and he looked at them with compassion for they were being harassed like a “sheep without a shepherd”. He then went to his disciples and said “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; ask the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. Jesus called upon his disciples and gave them the authority of unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to cure every disease and every sickness. It then states the names of the twelve disciples going from Simon, known as peter to Judas the betrayer. Jesus then gave the twelve specific instructions “Go nowhere among the Gentiles and enter no town of the Samaritans, but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. As you go, proclaim the good news, ‘The kingdom
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