“Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. Beware of men, for they will deliver you over to courts and flog you in their synagogues, and you will be dragged before governors and kings for my sake, to bear witness before them and the Gentiles.
“Wow, this seems so intense and scary. If I was one of the 12 disciples I would have been scared to death. You know when you go somewhere and I looks like fun but you really don’t know what you have gotten into?! Like at camp, the ropes course always got to me. I did it but part of me was like why did I sign up for this. I bet that’s how the disciples felt after hearing these words from Christ.”
When they deliver you over, do not be anxious how you are to speak or what you are to say, for what you are to say will be given to you in that hour. For it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.
“This is a little more comforting to be reassured that your not alone in this. Jesus got cho back”
Brother will deliver brother over to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death, and you will be hated by all for my name’s sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.
“Hope. Keep pressing on”
When they persecute you in one town, flee to the next, for truly, I say to you, you will not have gone through all the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes. “A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master. It is enough for the disciple to be like his teacher, and the servant like his master.
“It’s amazing how many people call themselves Christian but their lives look nothing like Christ. -multiply movement.”
If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more will they malign those of his household. And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell. (Matthew 10:16-25, 28 ESV)
I want to be his disciple, to have no fear and really truly follow Him with my life! Where ever He leads me I will follow with my whole heart! If I had to give everything up for the sake of Christ and His glory I would.