What does it look like to be prepared for travel into a new gospel-preaching ministry? The disciples were given simple instructions from Jesus in this, instructions that might make us at first scratch our head if we’re coming from a modern Western context. But part of what Pastor Daniel helps us to see in the message at hand is that there are some underlying principles that we should recognize—principles that extend beyond this one narrative about a certain group of people at a certain moment in time. He points out that, 1) You are an ambassador for the kingdom of God (and not an independent contractor), 2) Your needs for life and ministry are met by God through His people, 3) Your ministry is protected by your integrity, and 4) You cannot compromise God’s message in order to win popular acclaim.
Summary by Seth Kempf, Bethany Community Church Staff