Jesus Christ, the Son of God, called His disciples for a specific purpose. The Bible tells us that Jesus chose twelve men to be His closest companions during His time on earth. These disciples were not just ordinary men, but rather handpicked individuals who would go on to become apostles and spread the good news of the gospel throughout the world.
Why did Jesus call his disciples?
One reason why Jesus called his disciples was to fulfill prophecy. In the Old Testament, it was prophesied that a Messiah would come and save God’s people. Jesus knew that He was this Messiah and that He needed to select a group of people who would carry on His message after He was gone.
Another reason why Jesus called his disciples was to teach them about God’s kingdom. Throughout His ministry, Jesus preached about the coming of God’s kingdom and how people could enter into it. He used parables and other teaching methods to make sure that His message was understood by everyone.
Who were the twelve disciples?
The twelve disciples were Simon Peter, Andrew, James (the son of Zebedee), John (the brother of James), Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew (also known as Levi), James (the son of Alphaeus), Thaddaeus (also known as Judas, son of James), Simon (the Zealot), and Judas Iscariot.
What did Jesus teach his disciples?
Jesus taught his disciples many things during their time together. One important lesson He taught them was how to pray.
This is evident in Luke 11:1 when one of His disciples asked Him to teach them how to pray. Jesus then gave them what is now known as The Lord’s Prayer.
Another important lesson that Jesus taught his disciples was how to love one another. In John 13:34-35, He tells His disciples, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples if you have love for one another.”
What happened after Jesus was crucified?
After Jesus was crucified, His disciples were devastated. They had lost their leader and friend.
However, three days later, Jesus rose from the dead and appeared to His disciples. This event solidified their belief in Him as the Son of God.
Jesus then gave His disciples a final commandment known as The Great Commission. He told them to go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:18-20).
In conclusion, Jesus called His disciples for a specific purpose – to fulfill prophecy and spread the good news of God’s kingdom throughout the world. He taught them many important lessons during their time together and gave them a mission to carry on after He was gone. Today, we can learn from their example and continue spreading the message of God’s love to those around us.