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Ch.2: The Call of the Disciples

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An Apostle:
Inner circle, only 12
traveled with Jesus
Called by name to follow
means "to be sent out" (on a mission)
What does Jesus ask of his followers?
What is discipleship?
The Challenge of Discipleship:
Jesus warned them that it would not be easy, that they would be persecuted! Following Jesus is often not a walk in the park.
The Twelve Apostles:
Why 12?
- 12 Tribes of Israel!

Who?
- skilled craftsman, but humble backgrounds.

Their relationship to Jesus
would be much like students to a teacher (or rabbi).

Their role: listen to his words, learn from his actions, and
transform the world
!
The ripple effect...
Transforming the world by words and actions!
Ch.2: The Call of the Disciples
What is an apostle??
What is the story of the call of the disciples?
Matthew 4:12-25
Mark 1:14-20
Mark 3:13-19
Mark 10:17-31
Luke 5:1-11
John 1:35-51
A Disciple:
Could be applied to anyone (even today), male or female
May have traveled with Jesus
means "pupil" or "apprentice"
Followers:
followed Jesus around Galilee, Judea, etc.
Jesus visited them. They supported him materially.
The Rich Young Man
Not all said, "yes".
Mk. 10:17-31
“True discipleship would mean putting his/her own total faith in Jesus, not in possessions”.
Give what you have to the poor and attach yourself to Jesus!
Imagine: What do you think happened to the rich young man after this?

Question: Is wealth a hindrance to discipleship?
True obstacles: Enslavement, selfishness, lack of trust!
Jesus was a rabbi of his own accord, the New Law!
bros:
pETER AND aNDREW
jAMES AND jOHN
Jesus Chose his apostles, called them by name!
This is discipleship!
To be a disciples is to be a "learner"
the disciples are meant to the fishers of men!!
Mark 1:17
The Disciples are called to preach:
ThE KINGDOM OF GOD IS ATTAINABLE!
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