Posts Tagged ‘Sent out two by two’

Mark 6:7-13 Boots On the Ground

Walking in His footsteps

Walking in His footsteps

We get to hear Jesus’ instructions to His disciples as He sends them out into the “mission field.” He first equips them for the job, pairs them up, and then gives them their marching orders.

Mark starts out by first telling us that Jesus paired the disciples up. By paring the disciples up Jesus built in accountability, support, and security.

When it comes to accountability, Jesus knew there was a rotten apple in His barrel from the beginning. So sending that rotten apple out alone was NOT a good idea. Jesus protected His message by making sure the messengers were acting according to His standards. Not selling their services and such. Each person in the pair would hold the other one to the standards that Jesus set. Read more »