Why Did Jesus Send Forth His Disciples?

Jesus Christ, the Son of God, sent forth His disciples to spread His teachings and carry out His mission. The disciples were chosen by Jesus Himself to be His messengers and to preach the good news of salvation to all nations.

But why did Jesus send forth His disciples? Let’s explore this question in detail.

The Purpose of Jesus’ Ministry

To understand the reason for Jesus’ sending forth His disciples, we must first understand the purpose of His ministry. Jesus came into this world to save humanity from sin and reconcile them with God. He preached about love, forgiveness, and compassion towards others while also performing miracles to demonstrate His divine power.

The Commission of the Disciples

After Jesus’ resurrection, He appeared before His disciples and commissioned them with a specific task. In Matthew 28:19-20, Jesus said “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.”

This commission was not only for the twelve apostles but also for all believers who followed in their footsteps. It was a call for every Christian to proclaim the gospel message and share it with others.

The Importance of Spreading The Gospel

The spreading of the gospel message is important because it is through hearing it that people come to faith in Christ. In Romans 10:17 it says “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.” By preaching the good news about Jesus Christ, people are given an opportunity to repent from their sins and receive salvation.

Additionally, spreading the gospel helps Christians fulfill their duty as ambassadors for Christ (2 Corinthians 5:20). It is our responsibility as believers to represent Him well in this world by telling others about Him.

The Results Of Spreading The Gospel

When the disciples were sent forth to spread the gospel, they faced many challenges and opposition. However, they persevered and continued to preach the message of salvation. As a result, many people came to faith in Christ and were saved.

The book of Acts records numerous accounts of the apostles preaching the gospel and seeing people come to faith. In Acts 2:41 it says “So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls.”


In conclusion, Jesus sent forth His disciples to spread the gospel message because it was essential for people to hear it in order to come to faith in Him. As believers, we are also called to continue this mission by sharing Jesus with others. May we be faithful messengers of His love and grace as we carry out this mandate given by our Lord.