Outline of Jesus' Second Discourse: The Mission of the Twelve - Matthew 10:1-11:1 A. INTRODUCTION TO THE SECOND DISCOURSE 10:1-5a A. The Equipping of the Twelve 10:1 B. The Twelve 10:2-4 A'. The Sending of the Twelve 10:5a B. MINISTRY INSTRUCTIONS 10:5b-15 i. Instructions on Location 10:5c-6 ii. Instructions on Ministry 10:7-8 iii. Instructions on Support 10:9-10 iv. Instructions on Residence 10:11-13 v. Instructions on Opposition 10:14-15 C. PERSECUTION AND FAMILY DIVISION 10:16-23 A. The Start of the Mission 10:16 B. Persecution in the Community 10:17-18 C. Do Not Worry! 10:19-20 B'. Persecution in the Family 10:21 A'. The End of the Mission 10:22-23 D. THE MASTER AND THE DISCIPLE 10:24-25 E. DO NOT FEAR! 10:26-31 i. God Will Bring Justice 10:26-27 ii. God Will Protect Their Souls 10:28 iii. God Will Care for Them 10:29-31 D'. THE DISCIPLE AND JESUS 10:32-33 C'. PERSECUTION AND FAMILY DIVISION 10:34-39 i. Persecution in the Family 10:34-36 ii. Christ First Before All Else 10:37-39 B'. MINISTRY RECEPTION REWARDS 10:40-42 i. Apostles 10:40 ii. Prophet 10:41a iii. Righteous Man 10:41b iv. Little One 10:42 A'. CONCLUSION OF THE SECOND DISCOURSE 11:1
A. Introduction to the Second Discourse
A. The Equipping of the Twelve
Jesus summoned His twelve disciples and gave them authority
over unclean spirits, to cast them out,
and to heal every kind of disease
and every kind of sickness.
B. The Twelve
Now the names of the twelve apostles are these:
The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother;
and James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;
Philip and Bartholomew;
Thomas and Matthew the tax collector;
James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus;
Simon the Zealot, and Judas Iscariot, the one who betrayed Him.
A'. The Sending of the Twelve
These twelve Jesus sent out after instructing them:
B. Ministry Instructions
Instructions on Location
“Do not go in the way of the Gentiles,
and do not enter any city of the Samaritans;
but rather go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
Instructions on Ministry
And as you go,
preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’
Heal the sick,
raise the dead,
cleanse the lepers,
cast out demons.
Freely you received, freely give.
Instructions on Support
Do not acquire gold, or silver, or copper for your money belts,
or a bag for your journey,
or even two coats, or sandals, or a staff;
for the worker is worthy of his support.
Instructions on Residence
And whatever city or village you enter, inquire who is worthy in it,
and stay at his house until you leave that city.
As you enter the house, give it your greeting.
If the house is worthy, give it your blessing of peace.
But if it is not worthy, take back your blessing of peace.
Instructions on Opposition
Whoever does not receive you, nor heed your words,
as you go out of that house or that city, shake the dust off your feet.
Truly I say to you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city.
C. Persecution and Family Division
A. Start of the Mission
“Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves;
so be shrewd as serpents and innocent as doves.
B. Persecution in the Community
But beware of men,
for they will hand you over to the courts and scourge you in their synagogues;
and you will even be brought before governors and kings for My sake,
as a testimony to them and to the Gentiles.
C. Do Not Worry!
But when they hand you over,
do not worry about how or what you are to say;
for it will be given you in that hour what you are to say.
For it is not you who speak,
but it is the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you.
B'. Persecution in the Family
“Brother will betray brother to death,
and a father his child;
and children will rise up against parents
and cause them to be put to death.
A'. End of the Mission
You will be hated by all because of My name,
but it is the one who has endured to the end who will be saved.
“But whenever they persecute you in one city,
flee to the next;
for truly I say to you, you will not finish going through the cities of Israel until the Son of Man comes.
D. The Master and the Disciple
“A disciple is not above his teacher,
nor a slave above his master.
It is enough for the disciple that he become like his teacher,
and the slave like his master.
If they have called the head of the house Beelzebul,
how much more will they malign the members of his household!
E. Do Not Fear!
God Will Bring Justice
“Therefore do not fear them,
for there is nothing concealed that will not be revealed,
or hidden that will not be known.
What I tell you in the darkness, speak in the light;
and what you hear whispered in your ear, proclaim upon the housetops.
God Will Protect Their Souls
Do not fear those who kill the body
but are unable to kill the soul;
but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
God Will Care For Them
Are not two sparrows sold for a cent?
And yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father.
But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
So do not fear;
you are more valuable than many sparrows.
D'. The Disciple and Jesus
“Therefore everyone who confesses Me before men,
I will also confess him before My Father who is in heaven.
But whoever denies Me before men,
I will also deny him before My Father who is in heaven.
C'. Persecution and Family Division
Persecution in the Family
“Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth;
I did not come to bring peace,
but a sword.
For I came
to set a man against his father,
and a daughter against her mother,
and a daughter- in- law against her mother- in- law;
and a man’s enemies will be the members of his household.
Christ First Before All Else
“He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me;
and he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.
And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me.
He who has found his life will lose it,
and he who has lost his life for My sake will find it.
B'. Ministry Rewards
“He who receives you
and he who receives Me
receives Him who sent Me.
He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet
shall receive a prophet’s reward;
and he who receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man
shall receive a righteous man’s reward.
And whoever in the name of a disciple gives to one of these little ones even a cup of cold water to drink,
truly I say to you, he shall not lose his reward.”
A'. Conclusion of the Second Discourse
When Jesus had finished giving instructions to His twelve disciples,
He departed from there to teach and preach
in their cities.