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Luke 11:49 – Note that apostles are sent, and Jesus is doing the sending.
John 20:21 – Again, note that the apostles are the ones being sent, and Jesus is the one doing the sending. As for Jesus Himself being an apostle, that is, a sent one, see Hebrews 3:1. Remember also that the very word “apostle,” according to the NASB Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance, means “a messenger, one sent on a mission, an apostle” [emphasis added].