jesus chooses his disciples pastor reynolds may 7|2014
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Jesus Chooses His Disciples Pastor Reynolds May 7|2014 Slide 2 Aim To discover the talents and skills of Jesus disciples and to see what talents and skills we have to offer to God. Slide 3 Background Scriptures Matthew 10:2-8 Mark 2:14 Luke 6:13-16 John 1:43-47, 20:24-29 Slide 4 Facts Jesus knew He needed helpers to tell others about Gods plan of salvation. He choose twelve men to do this out of the crowds of followers. Slide 5 Facts (cont.) God gave each of these helpers different talents that would enable Him to use them to complete this task. The Apostles were a varied group from many different walks of life. Slide 6 He Called Them Come and follow Me Slide 7 Disciple Followers of Jesus Another name for Apostle Used to identify the original followers of Jesus Slide 8 Apostle (Disciple) one sent forth the twelve that were called to the office by our Lord during His ministry Slide 9 Signs of an Apostle They were chosen directly by the Lord or the Holy Spirit (Matt. 10:1-2, Mk. 3:13-14; Luke 6:13; Acts 9:6:15; 13:2; 22:10- 15; Rm. 1:17) Slide 10 Signs of an Apostle (cont.) They were endued with sign gifts, miraculous powers which were the divine credentials of their office ( Matt. 10:1; Acts 5:15-16; 16:16-18; 28:8-9) Slide 11 Signs of an Apostle (cont.) Their relationship to their Kingdom was that of heralds, and announcing to Israel only (Matt. 10:5-6) the Kingdom is at hand (Matt. 4:17), and manifesting Kingdom powers (Matt. 10:7-8) Slide 12 Signs of an Apostle (cont.) To one of them, Peter, the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven (Matt. 13 and 16:19) Their future relation to the Kingdom will be that of judges over the twelve tribes of Israel (Matt. 19:28) Slide 13 Signs of an Apostle (cont.) Consequent upon the rejection of the Kingdom, and the revelation of the mystery hid with new enduement, they will be baptized with the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:1-4 and Ephesian 2:20-22) Slide 14 Signs of an Apostle (cont.) The indispensable qualification of an apostle was that he should have been an eye-witness of the resurrection (Acts 1:22; 1 Cor. 9:1- 2) Slide 15 Who are the Disciples? Peter Andrew James John Phillip Slide 16 Who are the Disciples? (continued) Bartholomew Thomas James Thaddaeus Simon Judas Slide 17 Disciples Natural Interests Five were fishermen Jesus knew of their patience, how to work together, how to work hard and depend on God in severe storms in lonely boring hours mending nets and repairing their boats One was a tax collector One who had courage but doubted Slide 18 Disciples Natural Interests (cont.) One was a shadowy figure One was a publican One was the son of Alphaeus One was a member of the Zealots One was in charge of the money Slide 19 Who are the Disciples? Matthew (Levi) was a tax collector in Capernaum when Jesus called him, gave a feast in Jesus honor Andrew, the bringer was a fisherman from Bethsaida who brought others to Jesus James, the son of Zebedee, a fisherman was one of the sons of thunder and the first disciple to be martyred Slide 20 Who are the Disciples? (cont.) John, the son of Zebedee, a fisherman, the disciple whom Jesus loved and called the son of thunder Phillip, a fisherman from Bethsaida had an inquiring mind and wondered about Jesus miracles and was eager to bring others to Jesus Thomas (Didymus) had courage as well as doubts Slide 21 Who are the Disciples? (cont.) Bartholomew or Nathaniel, the publican, was honest and direct, came to Jesus from Nazareth Thaddaeus (Judas or Lebbaeus) is a shadowy figure Peter, a fisherman, who is also called Simon was Andrews brother Slide 22 Who are the Disciples? (cont.) James or James the Less or Younger was the son of Alphaeus Simon the Canaanite was a member of the Zealots Judas Iscariot of Krtioth was in charge of the money, helped himself to it and later killed himself Slide 23 Jesuss Invitation Invitation was not forceful Invitation to Disciples was to be co-workers with Him in ministry Invitation recognized the special talents given Invitation was to honor Him and tell others about Him Slide 24 Disciples Today (Matthew 28:16-20) Teaching/Preaching Baptizing Observe the Commandments Slide 25 Conclusion God has given each of us at least one special talent. We can thank Him for the talent (s) He has given us and those around us. We can use our different abilities and work together to bring others to Christ, help others, and honor God.