What Did Jesus Call His Followers

3. Jesus Calls His Disciples (Matthew 4:18-22; Mark 1:16-34; Luke 5:1-11)

TITLEMain PPT TITLEMain In conclusion, Jesus asks us to follow Him, and it is up to us to decide whether or not we will. “Come,” says the key verse. “Follow Me,” Jesus exhorted his followers. “I’m going to turn you into people fishermen.” – Matthew 1:17 Materials: two sheets of plain white paper


Say:Forgiveness for sins is a lovely gift from our Creator. It is everyone’s desire to get genuine forgiveness for their misdeeds. As soon as John the Baptist stated that Jesus was the Lamb of God who had come to bear the sins of the world, crowds gathered around him, claiming to be followers of Jesus (John 1:29). Call for a volunteer from the group. Say something like: “I want you to emulate whatever I do.” Continue to demonstrate how to create a paper airplane in small steps, allowing the pupil to mimic your movements.

Thank you for your assistance.

  • He was meticulous in his replication of my actions.
  • Today’s topic is the “students” of Jesus, who are those who follow him.
  • Hisdisciples were the people who began to follow Jesus after he had risen from the dead.
  • The process of becoming a follower of Jesus is often a step-by-step one.

Jesus’ Call (Luke 5:1-11)

Say this: Peter, Andrew, James, and John were all fisherman in their own right. Their occupation was fishing. You may spend the afternoon fishing with your friends. These individuals were skilled fisherman in their own right. Every day, they let their nets down, caught the fish, cleaned the fish, and then sold the fish to the public. They repeated the same actions day after day after day after day after day. They were walking down the street when Jesus came up to them and promised to convert their routine into a fantastic experience.

  • The people gathered around Him and listened intently to what He had to say.
  • They had been left there by the fisherman, who had been cleaning their nets when they discovered them.
  • Jesus urged him to accompany him a short distance from the coast.
  • As soon as he was through speaking, he turned to face Simon (Peter).
  • Allow the nets to be lowered in order to catch some fish.” – Luke 5:1-4 (KJV) Question: Do you believe Simon Peter will actually LISTEN to Jesus?
  • All through the night.
  • If he allowed them to fall into the sea once more, the nets would be suffocating in salt water, and Peter would have to wash them all from scratch.

However, when Jesus instructed him to cast his net into deep water, Peter put his faith in Jesus and followed his instructions.

We must, on the other hand, constantly act in the manner of Peter, obeying and believing Him.

Those who put their confidence in God will always be rewarded.

“However, because you have spoken so, I shall lower the nets.” They were successful in catching a huge quantity of fish as a result of their efforts.

As a result, they signaled to their teammates in the other boat to come and assist them.

– Luke 5:5-7 (KJV) When Peter witnessed the MIRACLE that Jesus performed, he bowed his head at Jesus’ feet.

“I am a sinful human being.” (See Luke 5:8 for more information.) Peter came to the realization that JESUS WAS GOD, and he worshipped Him right there in the stinky boat full of fish, where he was.

Say:This was a significant milestone in Peter’s journey to become a follower of Jesus.

Jesus assured Peter that he had nothing to be scared of, and from that point on, instead of catching fish, Peter would capture people.

This would be a significant adjustment for Peter, who had spent his whole life as a fisherman.

Think about Jesus instructing you to leave everything you’re doing right now and go and do something completely different.

This might be an indication that God foresaw Peter’s reluctance to join Jesus because of his responsibility as a father to his children.

Despite the fact that Jesus was a carpenter (Mark 6:3), He was more knowledgeable about fishing than Peter.

Application: There is no more exciting existence than one that has been entirely surrendered to God. When Jesus Christ assumes control, things begin to heat up! Being a sincere disciple of Jesus Christ is the pinnacle of living a life on the edge!

Following Jesus

Say: Let’s look at Peter’s reaction to this miracle and see what we can learn from it:

Following Jesus begins with seeing yourself as a helpless sinner.

The importance of this idea cannot be overstated, yet there are many individuals who struggle to grasp it. We all like to believe that there is something positive about ourselves, and this is part of our human nature. Everyone tells us that we should “believe in ourselves.” However, according to the Bible, each of us has sinned (Romans 3:23). What is the minimum number of times a person would have to steal a car before they are called a car thief? Once in a lifetime! Say:In the same way, it only takes ONE sin to qualify as a sinner.

The GOOD NEWS is that Jesus came to rescue those who are SINNERS.

He has come to HEAL the ILL (Luke 5:31-32).

He was well aware that, in comparison to Jesus, he was a terribly sinful individual.

Following Jesus means knowing that He is God!

In this way, Jesus demonstrated to Peter and the other disciples that He was unlike anybody else – that He was God. Remember the story: Jesus helped the disciples catch so many fish that TWO boats began to sink as a result of their efforts. When Peter witnessed this miracle, he was convinced that Jesus was the Son of God (Matthew 16:16).

Following Jesus means that you have FAITH – you trust Him to provide everything you need.

“My God will provide for all of your needs,” writes Philippians 4:19. He will meet them in accordance with the tremendous riches that have come to you as a result of your membership in Christ Jesus.” Everyone need that his or her bodily necessities be met; Jesus demonstrated to Peter that He supplies all we may possibly require. Everyone is in need of forgiveness for their sins. That was offered by Jesus. Those who place their confidence and trust in Jesus will even be given the opportunity to experience ETERNAL LIFE.

Our unfailing Provider, Jesus, PROVES to us that He is who He says He is.

As a result of what the Bible teaches and the ways in which we have witnessed God act in our own lives, we are certain that we can put our confidence in Him.

Following Jesus means saying YES to Him and NO to other things.

Every time you say YES to one thing, you are implicitly or explicitly saying NO to another. In saying YES to marrying each other, your parents said NO to marrying everyone else. If you just have one dollar and you answer YES to purchasing something from the dollar shop, you are effectively saying NO to purchasing anything else. Jesus desired for Peter, James, and John to say YES to following Him and NO to living their lives as they had been. All of their equipment, including their boats, netting lines, and hooks, was known to them, and it helped them to feel successful, comfortable, and secure.

According to the Bible, they abandoned everything (including that wealth in fish) in order to follow Jesus.

This was a skill that Peter possessed as a fisherman.

Regardless of what it is that you are naturally gifted at or what it is that you place your faith in, it is possible that you will be asked to give up in order to follow Christ.

Following Jesus means that we must LISTEN, OBEY, and do things HIS way!

Lost people were invited into God’s kingdom because Jesus came to bring them back. If we want to follow Jesus, we must pay attention to what he says, obey what he says, and be cautious to do things His way. Peter and his pals had to give up their fishing as a means of supporting themselves. Despite the fact that they were skilled fishermen, Jesus had a far larger and more significant purpose for them. If you are a sincere follower of Jesus, He may instruct you to do things in a different way than you have previously done them.

  • Application:Are you willing to follow in His footsteps?
  • In other words, a disciple is someone who follows another person and his or her teachings.
  • True discipleship comes at a price.
  • Jesus had just picked these individuals to be His disciples and to accompany Him on His mission.
  • The more time they spend with Jesus, the greater faith and confidence they will have in Him.
  • PPT VERSE KEY “Come,” says the prophet.
  • “I’m going to turn you into people fishermen.” – Matthew 1:17 PPT THE PRIMARY OBJECTIVE The main point is that Jesus invites us to follow Him, and it is up to us to decide whether or not we will.
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Did Jesus Tell His Followers To Be Known As Christians?

I believe that the great majority of persons professing to be disciples of Christ do not actually know who he is, despite the fact that they claim to do so themselves. Moreover, the great majority of people, if they were to hear his voice, would not identify it, and, if they did know it, they would not respond to him. Moreover, I believe that the most majority of these so-called proclaimers have displayed a predilection for listening to the man-made institution of the mass religious system they describe to as Christianity, rather than listening to the Christ.

  1. Meanwhile, the flock pays attention to them and is made to believe that this is exactly what God wants them to do.
  2. When he goes out to herd his own sheep, he calls them by their names.
  3. They, on the other hand, will never follow a stranger; in fact, they would flee from him if they hear his voice for the first time since they do not recognize it.
  4. However, did the Master instruct or educate his disciples to be referred to be Christians?
  5. Is it really that important?
  6. The answer is simple and clearly verifiable: Jesus did not do so.
  7. The Bible does use the term “Christian” twice, once in Acts 26:28 and once in 1 Peter4:16, and the term “Christians” once in Acts 11:26.

However, it is not JesusChrist himself who is speaking here.

After further examination, it was discovered that Jesus NEVER used such language in regard to his followers, and that we never find similar expressions used among his disciples.

“If you cling to my teaching, you are truly my disciples,” Jesus says in John 8:31-32 to the Jews who had believed him.

The passage in Acts 11:26 is frequently used as evidence text that Christ desired his disciples to be called as Christians by many.

Please take a good look at Acts 11:26 to see what I’m referring about.

As a result, Barnabas and Saul spent a whole year meeting with the church and teaching a large number of people.

Originally and foremost, it should be noted that Christ’s disciples were first referred to be Christians at Antioch.

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The term “Christian” is used in relation to Paul in Acts 26:28 by King Agrippa, who is a person, not a disciple.

In all cases, this term is employed by individuals who were not disciples of Christ in order to refer to those who were disciples of Christ.

According to 1 Peter 4:16, “However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be embarrassed, but rather give thanks to God because you are called by his name.” Essentially, the Apostle Peter is stating that if you suffer and others name you as a Christian in relation with your suffering, you should accept scorn cheerfully.

  • The usage of the N-Word is not a designation that African Americans have placed on themselves or their communities.
  • Permit me to state categorically that individuals who refer to Black people as “N-Words” are anti-Black.
  • Similar to this, persons who profess to be disciples of Christ but who embrace the disparaging term “Christian,” which was given to them by someone who thought they were ridiculous, are considered anti-christian.
  • Because they adopt a phrase to describe themselves that was given to them by someone else – a non-disciple – and because they do not take upon themselves the label Jesus gave them: Disciples, they are in danger of being excommunicated.
  • They are hostile to Christ and have come to accept a disparaging label bestowed upon them by the world.
  • Does It Make a Difference?
  • Christian followers are in the business of truth, and the reality is that Jesusdid not command his disciples to be identified by the titles Christian and Christians when they left the temple.

(See also John 8:31-32).

And without a doubt, I will be with you constantly, right up to the end of time.

Another thing to think about is: Popes and Presidents, gay and child-molesting clerics, people speaking from the pulpit, TV evangelists, Hollywood celebrities, and military personnel all use the terms Christian and Christians in today’s world.

Not only that, but they also do nothing to forward the cause of Christ and his teachings.

I believe that God and Christ do not require any adversaries when they have allies like these.

It is the following: truth.

The Apostle John wrote in 1 John 4:1: “Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see if they are from God,” because there are many false prophets who have gone out into the world.

All things said or written that claim to have originated from God must be put to the test to determine whether or not they truly did so in the first place.

It was never said by Jesus that we should be identified as Christians. The letter D stands for “Best” and the letter D stands for “ArnD.” V DB u r n e rO nT h eP l a n e t! V DB u r n e rO nT h eP l a n e t!

Do you have any specific references of what God calls His followers?

Do you have any concrete examples of what God refers to His disciples as in the Bible? I’m compiling a list of names that God or Jesus has given us in order to do a Bible study on them.

Bible Answer:

Christians are referred to by a variety of distinct names throughout the Bible. I’m sure this is a rushed and incomplete list, but here’s what I found in the New American Standard Bible (NASB):

Bond servants Rev. 1:1
Brethren John 12:10
Children 1 John 2:18
Children of God 1 John 3:1
Children of light Eph. 5:8
Chosen Race 1 Peter 2:9
Christian Acts 26:28
Disciples Acts 6:2
Fathers 1 John 2:13
Fellow citizens Eph. 2:19
Fellow-heirs Rom 8:17
Fellow members Eph. 3:6
Fellow partaker 1 Cor. 3:9
Flock 1 Pet. 5:3
Heirs of God Rom 8:17
Holy Nation 1 Peter 2:9
Kingdom Rev. 1:6
Lambs John 21:15
Little children 1 John 2:1
God’s Own Possession 1 Peter 2:9
Priests Rev. 1:6
Redeemed Psalms 102:2
Royal priesthood 1 Peter 2:9
Saints Col. 1:2
Sheep John 21:16
Sons of God Rom. 8:19
Sons of Light John 12:36
Young men 1 John 2:12


I’m certain that this is an incomplete list of possible options. But what a blessing it is to realize who we are in Christ. We are Christians who are holy and regal in our majesty. But we are either children, young men, or dads in the faith, depending on who you ask. I thought that was a fantastic question!

Jesus calls his first followers

Jesus spent 40 days and nights in the desert before embarking on his public ministry. He was the first person to do so. At that point, Jesus was tempted by Satan, but he resisted the temptation and did not succumb to the devil’s evil tactics. When Jesus reached the conclusion of his stay in the desert, he discovered that his cousin, John the Baptist, had been taken into custody. When he received the news, he immediately returned to his house in Galilee. Jesus then made the decision to leave his hometown of Nazareth and relocate to another city in Galilee.

Isaiah’s prophecy about the Messiah was fulfilled when Jesus moved to Capernaum: “Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali, the way to the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles; the people who sit in darkness have seen a great light; on those who dwell in a land overshadowed by death light has arisen.” When Jesus arrived at Capernaum, he immediately began preaching to each and everyone who would listen.

  • It was Jesus who encouraged the crowds to repent, since the kingdom of heaven was at hand.
  • The two gentlemen were brothers.
  • They heard Jesus call out to them.
  • Simon and Andrew exchanged a glance with each other.
  • The three new acquaintances continued their stroll down the seashore.
  • Jesus cried out to them and urged them to come with him to be with him.
  • Jesus and his companions traveled all across Galilee in search of food.
  • As Jesus’ reputation as a preacher and healer grew, people traveled from all over the world to be cured by him and to follow him as his disciples.

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Bible Accent – Jesus’ followers

Many people who heard Jesus preach or who were healed by him, according to the Bible, began to follow him after hearing his message. Several of his followers were referred to as “disciples,” while others were referred to as “apostles,” according to the Scriptures. What is the difference between the followers of Jesus and those who do not? As Jesus’ reputation as a preacher and healer grew, random people began to follow him from town to town, hoping to hear him preach or to be healed by him. As his reputation as a preacher and healer grew, random people began to follow him from town to town.

As Jesus journeyed across Galilee, he summoned select individuals to accompany him and learn from his teachings.

Jesus proceeded to build his ministry by selecting 12 individuals from among his disciples to serve as his finest and closest helpers.

In Matthew 10:2-4, the apostles are named one by one.

Saint for Today: St. Nicholas of Myra

At one point in history, St. Nicholas served as the bishop of Myra, Turkey, and is remembered for his religious devotion and enthusiasm. There are few additional documented facts regarding St. Nicholas, although there are a plethora of tales about him. In one story, the storyteller describes a man who had lost all of his money and was unable to pay the dowries required for the marriages of his three daughters. As a result, St. Nicholas passed by the man’s house and threw three gold bags through an open window into his home.

As a result, on the saint’s feast day, December 6, several nations encourage youngsters to leave their shoes or stockings outside for them to be filled with presents.

Nicholas became famous in America thanks to Dutch settlers, who dubbed him by a different name: “Sint Nikolaas,” which eventually became “Santa Claus.” 2022 Catholic Courier, Inc.

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Jesus calls his disciples: An Invitation To Minister

Have you ever wondered why Jesus used the number 12 instead of the numbers 10 or 13 when he summons his followers to him? What criteria did Jesus use to choose each of the twelve disciples? Is there a current generation of disciples? What can we do to go even farther in our service to Christ, just as the disciples did?

What is the difference between a disciple and an apostle?

Someone who is a disciple is someone who is studying. The term Apostle literally translates as “messenger, one who has been sent.” This indicates that Jesus’ students were disciples, as indicated by the passage. One of them, he considered, was ready to enter the teaching profession. Twelve of Jesus’ disciples were chosen to serve as apostles. All apostles were also disciples, but not all disciples are apostles, and vice versa. Jesus picked twelve disciples, and this inner circle of men came to be known as the Apostles.

What Did Jesus Followers Have To Do To Become A Disciple?

As Jesus invites each of his followers individually, he encourages them to abandon their existing way of life and commit their lives to following Jesus Christ. “Come. “Follow Me,” Jesus exhorted his followers. “I’m going to turn you into people fishermen.” 4:19 (Matthew 4:19)

What Were The Disciples Doing Prior To Jesus?

The sons of Zebedee, Andrew, Peter, James, and John, all worked as fisherman, although Matthew, who is referred to as Levi in Luke, was a tax collector. Simon was referred to as the Zealot, which was a term used to describe someone who wished to destroy the government, which at the time was the Roman government, politically. What happened to the surviving apostles before their journey with Jesus Christ is unknown to them since they did not keep records of it.

How Did Jesus Choose His Disciples?

Jesus climbed to the top of a mountain and prayed all night, imploring God to give him insight. Heavenly Father picked 12 disciples who would help him accomplish his mission on this planet. At this point, we must keep in mind that Jesus came to earth to minister, cure, and offer us the greatest gift of all: the atonement, which is the gift of eternal life. Even Judas was handpicked to serve a specific mission for Christ while on earth.

How Did Jesus Call His Disciples?

According to Luke 6:12, “One day shortly later, Jesus went up on a mountain to pray, and he prayed to God throughout the night.” As soon as the sun rose, Jesus gathered all of his followers together and picked twelve of them to be apostles.”

Who Were Jesus’s Apostles

Simon (whom he named Peter), his brother Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James son of Alphaeus, Simon who was known as the Zealot, Judas son of James, and Judas Iscariot were among those who were killed by Judas Iscariot.

How were the Apostles set apart?

Jesus summons his followers, and the power of prayer distinguishes them as his chosen ones. They were granted the ability to heal the ill in all types of sickness and disease, as well as the capacity to cast out evil demons, as part of their inheritance. “And when he had summoned unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them authority over evil demons, authority to drive them out, and authority to cure every manner of sickness and all manner of disease,” the Bible says. 10:15 (Matthew 10:15) It is true that whomever believes in me will carry out the works I have been doing, and they will carry out even greater works than these since I am going to the Father.” And I will do anything you want in my name so that the Father’s glory may be revealed through the Son’s sacrifice.

“You may request anything in my name, and I will fulfill your request.” John 14:12 is a Bible verse.

Why Did Jesus Choose 12 Disciples?

In both the new and old testaments, the number 12 is referenced several times. God’s government is represented by the number 12. The meaning of the number 12 in Hebrew is:Twelveshtayim esreshnayim asarperfect government, order, organization, unified, perfect subdivisions of time and of peopleTwelveshtayim esreshnayim asarperfect government, order, organization, united

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Time is divided into units of 12 hours during the day, 12 hours during the night, and 12 months during the year.


Abraham was told to leave his own country and people behind and travel to an unspecified region, where he will serve as the founding father of a new nation, according to the Bible. Israel is a sovereign state. In fact, the 12 tribes of Israel are direct descendants of Abraham, as their grandfather Jacob’s offspring became the 12 tribes of Israel themselves. Moses constructed an altar with twelve pillars, each symbolizing one of the tribes (Exodus 24:4). On the high priest’s ephod, or sacred vest, there were twelve stones, each symbolizing a different tribe.

“It was surrounded by a vast, high wall with twelve gates, each of which was guarded by twelve angels.

Revelation 21:12 (New International Version) Representative of immaculate order in the government and subdivisions, once again.

The 12 Disciples

Having come from the tribe of Judah, Jesus Christ spent time in prayer as he contemplated who he should appoint to be his twelve disciples. Once again, the number 12 represents the ideal number of levels of government and sub-levels of human society to be found. During Jesus’ time on earth, Heavenly Father picked 12 disciples who would help him fulfill his mission. Jesus gathers his followers in order to guarantee that they continue to preach his message and carry out his job after he has returned.

The Apostles Responsibilities

Apart from curing, driving out devils, and ministering to others, among of his responsibilities included assisting his disciples in becoming spiritually pure by the baptism of water and fire. While on the cross, Jesus Christ instructs his disciples that they must carry on the task he started. “I have been granted complete control over everything in heaven and on earth.” As a result, go and make disciples of all countries, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and instructing them to follow everything I have instructed you to do.

Jesus has plans for his disciples to be with him in the afterlife, according to the Bible.

‘So, what do you think we should have?’ As a result, Jesus said to them, “With confidence, I tell to you, that in the regeneration, when the Son of Man sits on the throne of His glory, you who have followed Me will also sit on twelve thrones, ruling the twelve tribes of Israel.” Matthew 19:27 and Matthew 19:28 Thus, we are left with the dilemma of who exactly are the 12 tribes of Israel.

12 Tribes Of Israel

Following Joshua’s leadership, the Hebrew people received the territory of Caanan as their inheritance. Jacob had 12 sons, and each of his sons went on to become one of the twelve tribes of Israel’s leaders. As Jacob was renamed Israel by God, this name of the tribes came to be known as Israel. As a result of your struggles with God and with mankind and your triumphant victory over them, your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel, according to the man. Genesis 32:28

Leaders of the Tribes

  • Asher
  • sDan
  • sEphraim
  • sGad
  • sIssachar
  • sManasseh
  • sNaphtali
  • sReuben
  • sSimeon
  • sZebulun
  • sJudah
  • sBenjamin

According to Genesis 49, the blessings that were given to each child were as follows: “All of them are the twelve tribes of Israel, and this is what their father said to them as he blessed them, giving to each the blessing that was fitting for him.” Genesis 49:28 (NIV)

Each of these blessings gives us insight into the nature of each son.

Name Meaning Blessing
Reuben A son seen My firstborn; you shall not have pre-eminence
Simeon Gracious hearing Instrument of cruelty; dispersed in Jacob,scattered in Israel
Levi My joining Instrument of cruelty; dispersed in Jacob,scattered in Israel
Judah Praise of God His brethren shall praise; the scepter shall not depart from Judah
Naphtali My wrestling A hind let loose; gives beautiful words
Gad A troop or band A troop shall overcome him
Asher Proceeding right His food (bread) shall be rich (fat)
Issachar He brings reward A strong ass; a slave at forced labor
Zebulun Dwelling wished for Shall dwell at the seashore; a haven for ships
Benjamin The son of my right hand A ravenous wolf; devours the prey, divides the spoil
Manasseh He made to forget Grow into a multitude, a great people
Joseph He will add A fruitful bough; a crown on the head
Ephraim He increases A fruitful bough; a crown on the head

Because Joseph and Ephraim share the same blessing and significance, they are treated as a single person. The twelve tribes of Israel are all sprung from Abraham’s lineage. This demonstrates to us that even if we are born to a virtuous parent, it does not imply that our children will be of good character as well. The gift of free will was given to us by our heavenly Father, and we may choose to do what is good or wrong. Twelve apostles who sit at the foot of Jesus Christ will judge the twelve tribes of Israel in the afterlife, and their decisions will be final.

What Does Jesus Promise To His Followers

Matthew 19:29 (KJV) In addition, everyone who has given up their homes or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children, or farms for my cause, will get a hundred times the amount they gave up and will be granted eternal life. However, many of those who are first will be last, and many of those who are last will be first.” Jesus assures us that we will have eternal life and asks us to come and follow Him. It is up to us to make a decision. “Come. “Follow Me,” Jesus exhorted his followers.

How Can You Be A Modern Day Disciple For Christ?

We all have the chance to offer our life to Jesus Christ and dedicate them to him in some way. The followers of Jesus Christ were tasked with disseminating his message, reaching out to others, and ministering to them. While we may not all be able to become Bishops and manage big congregations, this does not rule out the possibility of serving as ministers of Christ. When it comes to our daily lives, we have a certain amount of power on others. For example, parents have influence over their children, friends have influence over one another, and we also have influence in our professional life.

General Conversation

Even simple conversations about Christ might be a ministry opportunity. If someone approaches you on a Sunday and inquires as to what you are doing, this is another another opportunity for you to share your faith. Just keep in mind that you can never compel someone to follow Christ, and that that is not what he desires. It is for this reason that we have the gift of free will.

Social Media

Sharing God’s message on social media is a fantastic approach to accomplish the following:

  1. Provide individuals with the chance to ask you questions in order to convey his message
  2. Initiate dialogues

Help others with your expertise or experience

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The Gift Of Company

Human interaction is something that happens every single day. It is something in which you are well-versed. You may devote a few of hours every week to keeping the lonely elderly company by paying them a visit in their residence. This is something I did, and it was quite fulfilling.


Yes, you read that correctly: hugs. In no way do I intend this in a strange, hippy-ish sense. The fact that preterm newborns have a higher chance of survival if they are held has been shown time and again. In certain hospitals, there are volunteer programs where you may go in and cuddle with the preterm infants.

Serving food

We are all familiar with how to properly dish a bowl of soup or a meal. Volunteering in a homeless shelter that provides meals for the homeless may be a highly rewarding experience for those who participate. Not only may you assist with cooking and serving, but you can also spend your time getting to know the people that live nearby. This might lead to chances to minister, and the dialogue is particularly beneficial for someone who does not have a place to stay at. They generally live in really difficult conditions and do not have access to a sympathetic ear to listen to their plight.

Be a friend

It doesn’t matter if you’re in high school or a mother at the church. The world may be a bleak and gloomy place at times. Please extend your friendship to someone who may be in need of it. You will also make a new buddy as a result of this experience.

Be a leader

For those who have a strong desire to see others come to faith in Christ, they may want to consider starting a bible study group, a Christian social get-together, or a prayer group. Not only will you be building your own relationship with Jesus Christ, but you will also be assisting others in strengthening theirs as well. What a blessing it is to have you! Still struggling to come up with creative ways to minister? I like praying for opportunities to minister, and it seems as though someone who needs to be ministered to constantly comes across my path.

What was Jesus’s first miracle?

The miracle of transforming water into wine was the very first miracle that Jesus ever accomplished on the earth. While this may not have been the first time a miracle was mentioned in the Bible, it was the miracle that took place the first time. The first miracle reported in the Bible was Jesus Christ Heals The Leper, which occurred in the book of Mark. The significance of this act is well documented; you may learn more about it here. We can also be the conduits through which God’s miracles are performed.

You never know who you might be able to aid or how miracles can be performed through your efforts.

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Why did Jesus Choose 12 Disciples

Jesus climbed up a mountainside and called out to those that he desired, and they came running to meet him. He chose twelve people to be with him and to be sent out to preach so that he might be more effective. Mark 3:13-14 (KJV) There were a variety of religious, intellectual, and political leaders in the first-century Roman civilization, each of whom had a dedicated group of followers. In Judaism, devoted apprentices were required to follow a rabbi. A special teacher-student connection was developed between Jesus of Nazareth and twelve specific persons from among the multitudes who followed Him.

  • Instead of approaching a rabbi and asking to be instructed by him, Jesus chose the men He wanted and called them to follow Him.
  • And the group He picked was a broad mix of individuals who were not affiliated with the Jewish religious establishment.
  • Because they were fishermen, Jesus came across Peter and his brother Andrew, who were tossing nets into the water.
  • In response to Jesus’ summons, the four fishermen immediately abandoned their nets and joined the ranks of the Hismathetai, the Histalmidim.
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Rather, under the guidance of Jesus, they would develop into men who would “fish for people” (Matthew 4:18–22), a phrase that means “fish for people.” 1 One of the most astonishing things we learn from the Gospel stories is that when Jesus called these men, they immediately abandoned whatever they were doing and followed Him.

The 12 Disciples

The apostles were chosen by Jesus after a night of prayer on a mountaintop. He gathered His supporters together and publicly selected twelve of them to serve as apostles: After waking up in the morning, he called his disciples to him and chose twelve of them to be apostles: Simon (whom he named Peter), his brother Andrew (whom he named James), James son of Alphaeus, Simon who was called the Zealot, Judas son of James (also known as Thaddaeus, the name that is used in Matthew and Mark), and Judas Iscariot, who later became a traitor.

  1. (See Luke 6:13–16.) There are other stories of the disciples’ summoning in Mark 1:16–20, Luke 5:2–11, and John 1:40–42, as well as the Gospel of John.
  2. The Israelites, God’s chosen people, were split into twelve tribes, each with its own language and culture.
  3. Although it is apparent that the force of God was at work in calling these individuals, it is dubious that they realized the full depth of what they were getting themselves into when they first became followers of Jesus.
  4. However, it wasn’t until Jesus was nearing the conclusion of His earthly life that He was able to reveal to them the true cost of discipleship.
  5. It was He who stated it in such severe words when He declared that anybody who want to follow Him must deny himself and take up his cross (Luke 9:23) in order to do so.
  6. As a result of their commitment to Christ, several people were murdered.
  7. Before ascending into heaven, Jesus “graduated” His followers, as was the custom of the rabbi at the time of His death.

He also promised that they would be able to go and spread the good news of the kingdom.

They spoke courageously about Jesus’ death and resurrection, hailed the entrance of a new way of life, and performed amazing miracles to substantiate their claims.

They carried the message to the furthest reaches of the globe, as instructed.

Because, as Jesus made very plain throughout the Gospels and as His apostles made abundantly evident throughout their New Testament writings, not everyone who names Jesus “Savior” may be considered a disciple of Christ.

In order to be a disciple, one must dedicate one’s entire life to following the Lord, training as His student, and studying His Word.

Eventually, the student will be able to perform all of the tasks that his Master has assigned to him (Philippians 4:13). Also in Matthew 28:19–20, Jesus pledges to remain with His disciples “until the end of the age,” implying that He would be with them “until the end of the era.”

For Personal Reflection

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Jesus calls his disciples (Mark 1: 16–20 and Mark 2: 13–17) – The role and nature of Christian discipleship – CCEA – GCSE Religious Studies Revision – CCEA

The term disciple can be translated as “follower” or “learner.” Every rabbi (Jewish instructor) has a group of disciples. People in the time of Jesus picked which rabbis to follow, listen to, and learn from, based on their personal preferences. When Jesus picked his followers rather than being chosen by them, he demonstrated that he was a distinct kind of rabbi. The first four disciples that Jesus picked were two pairs of brothers who were all fishermen, and they were the first four disciples that Jesus chose.

  1. When he saw Andrew and Simon (Peter), he asked them to follow him as disciples.
  2. Jesus summoning Peter and Andrew is seen in this picture.
  3. After hearing Jesus’ invitation, they jumped at the opportunity and abandoned everything, including their father, to follow him.
  4. He was a tax collector, and he was seated in his booth, collecting taxes.
  5. They were dishonest, and because they worked for the Romans, they were seen as traitors as well.
  6. Tax collectors were considered outcasts because of their wicked habits, yet Jesus urges them to follow him as a disciple.
  7. There were also Levi’s acquaintances in attendance, many of whom worked as tax collectors.
  8. By partaking in a meal with these folks, Jesus went one step farther and broke the rules of ritual hospitality.

“Those who are healthy do not require the services of a doctor, but those who are ill do.” “I have come to refer to sinners rather than the virtuous.”

Why is the order of Jesus’ calling His disciples different in some of the gospels?

QuestionAnswer The calling of Jesus’ first disciples is recorded in each of the four gospels; the Synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark, and Luke) include lists of the Twelve, whereas John simply refers to them as a group (Matthew 4:18–22; 10:2–4; Mark 1:16–20; 3:16–19; Luke 5:4–11; 6:13–16; John 1:35–51; Mark 1:16–20; 3:16–19; Luke 5: It varies from tale to account how the disciples were summoned and what order their names are included in the various lists of the disciples.

  1. The first disciples to be called are listed in Matthew 4:18–22 in the following order: Simon Peter and Andrew are two friends who have a lot in common.
  2. The first disciples are listed in the same sequence as in Mark 1:16–20: Simon and Andrew are two of the most creative people I’ve ever met.
  3. The first disciples are listed in Luke 5:4–11 as Simon John and Peter James are two of the most talented musicians in the world.
  4. The names of the characters are Simon PeterPhilipNathanael (also called Bartholomew) The original six disciples were named Peter, Andrew, James, John, Philip, and Bartholomew, and they were all from the city of Jerusalem.
  5. The initial, introduction encounter between Jesus and Andrew, John, Peter, Philip, and Nathanael is described in detail by John.
  6. It is important to note that when Jesus urged Peter in the fishing boat to “follow Me,” Peter did not instantly abandon his nets and obey.
  7. He’d met Jesus before and had spent some time with Him earlier.

Separately, Matthew (also known as Levi) was called at some point after the first six (Matthew 9:9–13; Mark 2:13–17; Luke 5:27–32; Matthew 9:9–13).

Early in His career, Jesus had a large number of people following Him.

Simon, often known as the Zealot, was a Jewish leader during the Middle Ages.

The narratives of the apostles’ calling do not place a strong emphasis on the chronological sequence in which they were called.

Each and every one of them was unworthy of Jesus’ calling.

At least four of the disciples were fishermen, according to tradition.

Matthew worked as a tax collector for the Roman government and would have been seen as a traitor to the Israelites if he had done his job for the Israelites.

Despite the fact that these men came from a variety of different backgrounds and had varying levels of education, they shared a significant responsibility as the original twelve disciples of Jesus.

As a result of their involvement, they became eyewitnesses to Jesus’ works on earth as well as His resurrection.

(Ephesians 2:20).

(Acts 2).

The twelve foundations of the wall of the futureNew Jerusalemwill have engraved on them the names of the twelve apostles (Revelation 21:14). (Revelation 21:14). Return to:Miscellaneous Bible Questions Why is the order of Jesus’ calling His disciples different in some of the gospels?

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Gospel of John

Several of the earliest disciples mentioned in the Gospel of John are also disciples of John the Baptist, with one of them being identified as Andrew, the brother of Apostle Peter: The following day, John returned with two of his followers to the location. The moment he noticed Jesus going by, he exclaimed, “Look, the Lamb of God!” When the two disciples overheard Jesus say this, they immediately followed him. Among those who heard what John had to say and followed Jesus were Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother.

Gospel of Matthew

Several of the earliest disciples mentioned in the Gospel of John were also disciples of John the Baptist, and one of them is identified as Andrew, the brother of Apostle Peter: Two of John’s disciples were with him when he returned the next day. “Look, the Lamb of God!” he exclaimed as he passed Jesus on the street. When the two disciples overheard him say this, they immediately followed him. and Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one of the two men who had heard what John had spoken and had accompanied Jesus afterward.

Andrew is referred to as theProtokletosor, which means “first-called” in English.

See also

  • The chronology of Jesus’ life
  • The harmony of the gospels
  • The calling of Matthew
  • The commissioning of the twelve Apostles
  • The life of Jesus as recorded in the New Testament
  • And


  1. Bulgakov, Sergei (2008),The Lamb of God, p. 263,ISBN0-8028-2779-9
  2. Morris, Leon (1992),The Gospel according to Matthew, p. 83,ISBN0-85111-338-9
  3. Craddock, Fred B. (1991),Luke, p. 69,ISBN0-8042-3123-0
  4. LaVerdiere, Eugene (1999),The beginning of the Gospel

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