Jesus sends out the Twelve

Luke 9:1-6. The twelve disciples of Jesus were later known as the Twelve Apostles. At this time they included Judas Iscariot. Jesus sent them out for practical training.

They were sent out with power and authority to drive out all demons and to cure diseases, and Jesus sent them out to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.

The things that Jesus and the twelve disciples were doing even got all the way to Herod Antipas, the Tetrarch (ruler) of Galilee and Peraea, and even Herod Antipas tried to see Jesus.

Compare what happens in Luke 10:1-24 when Jesus appointed the seventy-two and sent them two by two ahead of Him to every town and place where He was about to go.

The word Apostle means: sent out one. See Apostles expanded chart.

Background Reading:

Jesus Sends Out the Twelve

9:1 Jesus called the Twelve together and gave them power and authority over all the demons and to heal diseases. 2 Then he sent them to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal the sick. 3 He told them, “Don’t take anything along on your trip—no walking stick, traveling bag, bread, money, or even an extra shirt. 4 When you visit a home and stay there, and go out from there, 5 if people don’t welcome you, when you leave that city, shake its dust off your feet as a testimony against them.” 6 So they left and went from village to village, spreading the good news and healing diseases everywhere.
Luke 9:1-6
Read also: Matthew 10:5-15 , Mark 6:7-13.

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