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Jul 11, 2021

Enduring to the End

Enduring to the End

Passage: Matthew 10:16-25

Speaker: Pastor Ryan Shannon

Series: Matthew: The King and His Kingdom

Category: Expository Book Study

In last week’s message the missionary journey of the 12 apostles was limited and localized to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Moving into verse 16 Jesus pivots towards the future work of the disciples past Pentecost and into the time of the Great Tribulation. The key theme is opposition will be experienced by all disciples in every age. But how do we respond to those that are hostile to the gospel message? Jesus instructs us to be wise as serpents and innocent as doves so that we can survive as sheep among the wolves. This calls for a certain shrewdness in dealing with those that oppose our message but at the same time keeping our behavior blameless before a watching world. This sounds easier said than done but our dependence must be upon the Holy Spirit who guides us in all things (Jn. 14:26).