Then Yeshua left and went to his home town, and his talmidim followed him.
On Shabbat he started to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astounded. They asked, "Where did this man get all this? What is this wisdom he has been given? What are these miracles worked through him?
Isn't he just the carpenter? the son of Miryam? the brother of Ya`akov and Yosi and Y'hudah and Shim`on? Aren't his sisters here with us?" And they took offense at him.
But Yeshua said to them. "The only place people don't respect a prophet is in his home town, among his own relatives, and in his own house."
So he could do no miracles there, other than lay his hands on a few sick people and heal them.
He was amazed at their lack of trust. Then he went through the surrounding towns and villages, teaching.
Yeshua summoned the Twelve and started sending them out in pairs, giving them authority over the unclean spirits.
He instructed them, "Take nothing for your trip except a walking stick -- no bread, no pack, no money in your belt.