Matthew 10: 5 – 8

These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: “Do not go among the Gentiles or enter any town of the Samaritans.  Go rather to the lost sheep of Israel.  As you go, preach this message:  ‘The kingdom of heaven is near.  Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons.  Freely you have received, freely give.'”

When Jesus sent out the 12, He sent them with authority.  He commissioned them to be generous, to give freely.  According to the book of Corinthians, we are Christ’s ambassadors to this world –   ambassadors of grace, mercy and love –   representatives of Christ’s kingdom.  We also did not pay for what we have received.  We are ambassadors who can give freely without cost and with no fear of exhausting our supply.

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