Scripture: Matthew 9:35-10:8(9-23)
Our reading today is part of one of the major discourses in Matthew and it comes right after Matthew shares with us a collection of Jesus’ words and deeds. In our passage, Matthew is naming the disciples and the sending out of the 12 disciples as laborers in the harvest. This sets up Jesus’ ministry of sending people forth in ministry and mission to love and heal those around them.
Note: Since this is a long passage, we will just be focusing on Matthew 9:35-10:8.