Matthew 10: 24-42

The Gospel of Matthew

Session 23 – 2/23/2014

Rev. Dr. Christopher T. Metropulos

Gospel of Matthew 10:24-42


Encouragement to Fearless Witness

  1. “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.