Jesus Christ is one of the most revered figures in history, worshipped by millions around the world. He is known for his teachings, miracles, and his disciples who followed him during his ministry. In this article, we will explore where Jesus met his disciples and how he chose them.
Who Were Jesus’ Disciples?
Jesus had twelve main disciples who were chosen to spread his message after his death and resurrection. They were Peter, Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James son of Alphaeus, Thaddaeus (also known as Judas), Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot.
Where Did Jesus Meet His Disciples?
Jesus met some of his disciples while they were fishing on the Sea of Galilee. Peter and Andrew were brothers who were casting their nets into the sea when Jesus called out to them: “Follow me and I will make you fishers of men.” They immediately left their nets and followed him (Matthew 4:18-20).
Similarly, James and John were also fishermen on the Sea of Galilee when Jesus called out to them. They left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men and followed Jesus (Mark 1:19-20).
Matthew was a tax collector who was sitting at a tax collector’s booth when Jesus called him to be his disciple (Matthew 9:9). Simon the Zealot was a political activist who believed in overthrowing Roman rule. It is not clear how he met Jesus.
Judas Iscariot was one of the disciples chosen by Jesus but he later betrayed him for thirty pieces of silver (Matthew 26:14-16). Thaddaeus or Judas son of James is believed to have been a relative of Jesus but it’s not clear how he became a disciple.
How Did Jesus Choose His Disciples?
Jesus chose his disciples based on their faith and their willingness to follow him. He didn’t choose them based on their social status or wealth. He also chose a diverse group of people from different backgrounds and occupations.
Jesus knew that his disciples would play a crucial role in spreading his message after his death and resurrection. He spent time teaching them, performing miracles, and preparing them for their mission.
In conclusion, Jesus met his disciples in different places but most of them were fishermen on the Sea of Galilee. He chose them based on their faith and willingness to follow him.
His disciples played a crucial role in spreading his message after his death and resurrection. Their teachings are still followed by millions around the world today.