Throughout history, there have been countless leaders who have impacted the world in their own unique ways. One of the most influential figures in history is Jesus Christ, who has inspired millions to follow his teachings and spread his message of love and compassion.
But how did Jesus make his disciples? Let’s dive into the story.
Jesus began his ministry by calling a group of fishermen to follow him. He walked up to Simon Peter and his brother Andrew, who were casting their nets into the sea, and said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”
(Matthew 4:19) They immediately left their nets and followed him. Jesus continued on, calling James and John, the sons of Zebedee, who were also fishermen. They too left their nets and followed him.
Jesus spent much of his time teaching his disciples about God’s kingdom. He spoke in parables that often left them confused but with a deeper understanding later on. He explained that the kingdom he spoke of wasn’t a physical place but rather a spiritual one.
Jesus also taught his disciples how to pray by giving them what we now know as “The Lord’s Prayer.” He showed them how to love their neighbors as themselves and how to serve others by washing their feet.
Jesus performed many miracles during his ministry that left his disciples in awe. He healed people with various illnesses, fed thousands with just a few loaves of bread and fish, calmed raging storms with just a word, and even raised people from the dead.
These miracles not only strengthened the faith of those who witnessed them but also showed Jesus’ power over nature itself.
Despite all that they had learned from him, Jesus’ disciples were still human and prone to making mistakes. One of the most well-known examples is Judas Iscariot, who betrayed Jesus for thirty pieces of silver.
After Jesus was arrested and sentenced to death, his disciples were scattered and afraid. Peter, one of Jesus’ closest disciples, even denied knowing him three times.
But after Jesus’ death and burial, something miraculous happened. He rose from the dead on the third day and appeared to his disciples several times.
This event solidified their faith in him as the Son of God and gave them the courage to go out into the world and spread his message.
In conclusion, Jesus made his disciples by calling them to follow him, teaching them about God’s kingdom, performing miracles, and ultimately showing them that he was indeed the Son of God through his resurrection.
Through their interactions with Jesus, these men learned how to love others selflessly and serve those around them. And through their teachings, we too can learn how to live a life that is pleasing to God.