This Bible story series run about the life of Jesus Christ was adapted from the book Who Was Jesus, Really? (Book 1,2,3) By James Taiwo.
Jesus Chooses His Disciples
Our previous post discussed Jesus’ preparation to fulfill his ministry purpose and how Satan tried to derail him from the mission.
Satan tempted Jesus with different tricks with the hope that he might get confused and miss his purpose, but the enemy lost!
In the previous post, we also identified the clues that made Jesus prevail over Satan.
In this post, we are going to discuss the events of how Jesus was able to gather twelve men that he needed for his ministry.
(You can read the full story in the Bible- Mark 1)
The twelve men were also called the apostles. (Apostle – meaning one who is sent away).
It wasn’t news that Jesus is the Messiah, promised by God through the prophets. John the Baptist had proclaimed this fact to everyone who would listen, but few people had listened so far.
Jesus, while going around doing good, preaching the word of God and healing people, he refused to brag about the fact that he is the Son of God. Yes, you can call it humility, but that didn’t stop him from calling out to the people who will tell others – The disciples, which are also called apostles!
Perhaps what was more surprising is not the way Jesus called his disciples, but rather at the odd times, he did it.
The Book One of “Who Was Jesus, Really?” in its fourth chapter shows that Jesus was walking one day along the shore of Lake Galilee, he saw Simon Peter and his brother Andrew, casting a net into the lake because they were fishermen.
Jesus was excited, and he said, “Come, follow me, and I will make you fishers of men!” Without delay, they left their nets and ran to meet Jesus.
As they went a little farther, they saw the sons of Zebedee in a boat with their father, cleaning their nets and about to go for the next night of fishing.
Jesus quickly called them to follow him, and they happily left their father, Zebedee, with the servants and followed Jesus. He told them they wouldn’t be looking