According to the Gospel of Matthew 10:2, Simon (later Peter), Andrew, James the son of Zebedee, John and Philip were some of Jesus' apostles. Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew, Thaddaeus and James the son of Alphaeus were others. Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot were also Jesus' apostles.
John the Disciple was one of Jesus Christ's more prominent apostles. After Christ's death, John played a pivotal role in the Christian church's development. He later wrote several works that entered the biblical canon.
A good lesson on the 12 disciples could focus on the various occupations that the disciples left when they chose to follow Jesus, or it could focus on their interactions with Jesus. Both lessons would provide a deeper look into the four canonical Gospels.
The Bible does not tell the occupations of all the disciples except for Thomas and Bartholomew, who were fishermen, and Judas, James and Phillip, who were sorts of tradesmen. Regardless of their work, they decided to quit and follow Jesus.
Although the words disciple and apostle are sometimes used interchangeably, they mean different things. A disciple is a follower or student of someone. An apostle is someone who is sent out with a message or mission.
References to John in the Bible paint him as one of Jesus' most beloved and faithful apostles. While he shows some anger early in his apostolic career, he became an elder statesman of the early Christian church.
The names of the 12 disciples are Simon, who Jesus renamed Peter; Simon's brother Andrew; James and his brother, John; Philip; Bartholomew; and Matthew. The others were Thomas; James, the son of Alphaeus; Simon the Zealot; Judas, who was the son of James and also known as Thaddaeus; and Judas Iscari
The Disciple Bible Study Program is an intensive, disciplined examination of Holy Scripture offered by the First Baptist Church of Asheville in North Carolina, as of 2015. The program consists of 12 to 14 participants led by one or two facilitators meeting and discussing the Bible for two and a half
The 12 disciples probably first came into contact with Jesus at some point between 25 and 27, the estimated period when Jesus began his ministry. Following Jesus' death, occurring between 28 and 30, the 12 disciples preached the Gospel in various lands until the last disciple died in around 100.
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