Death of John the Baptist
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This passage is another sandwich text. This is a missional sandwich with rejection bread. Jesus is rejected in his hometown. Then, in verses 14-28, he is rejected by Herod, the puppet king. Right in the middle Jesus sends the twelve to proclaim the Good News throughout the region.
This passage, along with Luke 10:1-12 and Matthew 10:5-15, are key texts to understand the Missional Church.
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