Jesus is his last days on earth and is giving his disciples some final instructions.
After Jesus declared that he is “the way and the truth and the life,” that “no one comes to the Father except through me” and that “If you really know me, you will know my Father,” Philip chimed in with this request:
Talk about missing the point.
It’s Jesus’ final week on the planet. In the midst of the Last Supper, a dispute broke out among his disciples as to which of them was the greatest. Here’s how Jesus responded:
In a scene reminiscent of his earlier sending out of the twelve disciples, discussed here and here, Jesus now appoints seventy-two others and sends them out two-by-two to every town he was about to visit.
Here were his instructions: