Matthew (Program #30) – The Enlargement of the King’s Ministry (2)
In Matthew chapter 10, the Lord Jesus appointed His 12 apostles. Later in that chapter, He sent them out to preach the gospel of the kingdom of God, enlarging His earthly ministry. But before He sent them out to the cities of Israel to proclaim this gospel, He first prepared them to be persecuted and rejected by both the religious and political institutions of that time. This persecution always accompanies the enlargement of the King’s ministry. As we once again look at the Lord’s sheep in the midst all the wolves of religions and politics.