“Come, follow me and I will make you fishers of men.” From the beginning, Jesus was building toward the time when his disciples would go into the world with his message and on his mission.
It was always his plan that simple fishermen would take over his work when he returned to the Father.
In the early days, he expected them to be with him and to learn from his example. But as time passed he got his disciples more directly involved with his work.
Eventually he sent them out 2 by 2 on a short mission, but not before giving them detailed instructions. And when they returned, he took them aside to review what they had learned. This is the principle of delegation.
The work of Jesus is not reserved for a special few. It’s something every believer gets to be part of. And the best way to make sure this happens is to give practical assignments to help the next generation get started.
Scripture: Matthew 4.19, 10.1-42