Mark 6:6b-30

  1. What can we learn:
    (a) from our Lord’s method of preparing his disciples for the work that he intended them later more fully to do, and
    (b) from such details as ‘two by two’, ‘to take nothing for the journey’ (cf. Matt. 10:10), ‘enter a house’ and stay there’, if any place will not welcome you’, ‘The …preached that people should repent’?
  2. How would you sum up Herod’s character? What were the causes of this failure?

Note. 6:7, 30. Another new beginning – the first mission of the Twelve; and so, when they return to report, they are temporarily called ‘apostles’ or ‘missioners’.