Sheep in the Midst of Wolves
The disciples are sent out empowered to gather the lost sheep of the house of Israel. They’ll cast out unclean spirits, heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, and many people will receive them and the good news. But Jesus also paints a realistic picture of the intense persecution they will face. Rather than teach the disciples tricks to avoid trouble altogether, He shows them how to lean in and overcome it.