Having recorded Jesus's preparatory instructions to His Apostles, Matthew then brings us to an important event that transpires while Jesus, Himself, is traveling about, preaching the Kingdom of God. The assumption of verse 1 is that, immediately after instructing the Apostles, Jesus sends them out, as He Himself travels to their home cities (throughout Galilee) to continue on with His own preaching, as well (also, see Mk. 6:12 & Lke. 9:6). And en route, Jesus is approached by two of John the Baptist's disciples, who have been sent to Jesus, to ask Him a very important question. Jesus's response to this question, as well as His follow-up words, will be the topic of our consideration for these next few sermons. And throughout the course of our study, we will find very relevant and encouraging applications which ought to be helpful and useful to us.