Stepping into chapter 10 we enter the second mission discourse in Matthew’s gospel. The new challenge facing Jesus is his time is limited and his disciples need to be quickly trained for the work of ministry that lay ahead of them. Calling the twelve to himself he sends them out to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. But not before he gives them his own power and authority to authenticate themselves as his messengers. For the first time in Matthew’s gospel, we have a complete list of the disciples. A group of rag tag men that will soon turn the world upside down with the gospel. Through them the message of salvation must go to the Jew first (Rom. 1:16). The lesson for us is we too have a message proclaim but it isn’t limited to just the Jews we are to share the gospel of grace with everyone around us.