04/18 Matthew 10:1-4
Jesus called his twelve disciples together and gave them authority to cast out evil spirits and to heal every kind of disease and illness. 2 Here are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon (also called Peter), then Andrew (Peter’s brother), James (son of Zebedee), John (James’s brother), 3 Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew (the tax collector), James (son of Alphaeus), Thaddaeus, 4 Simon (the zealot ), Judas Iscariot (who later betrayed him).
The Kingdom’s work is there for each of us to be involved in and constantly learning and teaching. There is a symmetry in life as a child of God: listen, obey, listen and obey. Jesus teaches, we listen and then obey.