As we come to a close of our Among Wolves series, Pastor Dhati reminds us in Matthew that sharing the burden of Jesus’ cross is not compared to the blessings He shares in His crown. Like Christ, we too will wear the Victor’s crown, if we indeed hold on until the end.

Jesus reminds us that though the cost of following Him is great, the reward He promises is greater.

As believers, it is natural for us to ignite with fear as we minister as sheep among wolves. With this reality in mind, Pastor Dhati challenges us to manage our fear in the face of persecution.

As Jesus sends us out to do ministry among wolves, He challenges us to prepare, preach, and persevere with the reality of persecution in mind.

The fundamentals of Christian mission: We go out in Jesus’ world, sent by Jesus to do his will, his way, in his power, and for his glory.

The harvest is plentiful but the laborers are few. Though we are commanded to pray for more laborers, seldom do we look at ourselves as  chosen candidates. We are the laborers that Jesus commands to go and make disciples. In Matthew 10, Jesus  affirms this in his warning that we will be sheep among wolves. He commands us to go; to respond with courage and compassion, even as we face persecution, because at the end of the day, we are victorious through Him.