Matthew 10:1-25

Today’s passage is Matthew 10:1-25.
Verses 16-20 are Matthew’s pep-talk for the members of his congregation. They are not Jesus’ words and not directed at the people around him. It’s a leader encouraging his group to hang in there. Discipleship is one of the main issues in the Gospel according to Matthew. That is what makes it applicable to any time and situation. A strong witness is required. Imagine Luther standing before the Diet of Worms: