Go By Two Or By Three

Jesus sent out his disciples two at a time to minister, and to do other things.

7 And He called the twelve to Him, and began to send them out two by two, and gave them power over unclean spirits.

1 After these things the Lord appointed seventy others also, and sent them two by two before His face into every city and place where He Himself was about to go.

1 Now when they drew near to Jerusalem, and came to Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples,
2 saying to them, "Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Loose them and bring them to Me.

MARK 14:13-14 NKJ
13 So He sent out two of His disciples and said to them, "Go into the city, and a man will meet you carrying a pitcher of water; follow him.
14 "And wherever he goes in, say to the master of the house, `The Teacher says, "Where is the guest room in which I may eat the Passover with My disciples?" '

9 Two are better than one . . . .
12 . . . And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

Why Should Three Go?

All the disciples Jesus sent out were men. As we involve women we must be sensitive to avoid any appearance of wrong.

21 providing honorable things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.

Two people of the same sex going to minister to someone of the same sex is fine. Also, a married couple, or a parent with their son or daughter is fine.

Two unrelated people of the opposite sex going to minister together could give place to the devil -- at least in the sense of people talking. Three people, of any combination, going to minister together will overcome that problem.

Another benefit of three going is faster training of disciples. The person leading is multiplying by three instead of just by two.

Don't Waste It

Someone going to minister alone is wasting a wonderful opportunity to train a disciple. Fulfilling the Great Commission to make disciples is easy: always take someone with you.

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