Mark 3:7-19 – He appointed twelve

    • A great crowd followed Jesus (Ch3:7-12)
    1. While the Pharisees and Herodians were planing to destroy Jesus, the people continue to come to Jesus to be healed.
    2. Can you locate these places in the map? (3:7-8)
    3. All unclean spirits knows who Jesus is, and submitted His authority.
    • Meaning of apostle
    1. A person sent by another, a messenger, envoy
    2. Jesus is the Apostle sent by God
      1. Heb 3:1  Therefore, holy brothers, you who share in a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession
      2. Joh 20:21  Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.”
    3. There are other apostles other than the twelves:
      1. Paul and Barnabas (Acts 14:14)
      2. Matthias (Acts 1:26)
      3. Silas and Timothy (2 Thes 1:1,2:6)
      4. Maybe Andronicus and Junia (Rom 16:7)
      5. Maybe others as well (1 Cor15:7)
    • His election of the twelve
    1. Whom He desire
      1. Shows the sovereignty of Jesus
      2. His choice is based of His infinite wisdom
      3. No man can influent His decision
      4. Not because they had asked to be called
      5. No room for protests of inability
      6. Jesus assumed responsibility
    2. Call to Himself
      1. Set them free from any responsibility
        1. John 15:16 – You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you…
        2. If there were detects in them, Jesus must deal with them and remedy them
      2. Yet imposed upon them serious responsibility
        1. Obedience to His commands, yield to His power (v13 they came to Him)
        2. confidence in the wisdom of His choice
    • His appointment of those whom He elected
    1. To be with Him
      1. To know more about Jesus, to have more intimate closeness with Jesus
      2. Jesus begin to spend more time with the apostles to train them, to prepare them for ministry
    2. To send them forth to preach and to have authority to cast out demons
    • What do you know about these 12 apostles?
    1. Peter
    2. James
    3. John
    4. Andrew
      1. disciples of John the baptist (John 1:35)
      2. brother of Peter (John 1:40)
      3. from Bethsaida (John 1:44)
      4. brought Peter to Jesus (John 1:41)
      5. Wondered how 5 loaves and 2 fishes can feet 5000 (John 6:9)
    5. Philip
      1. From Bethsaida (John 1:44)
      2. Brought Nathanael to Jesus (John 1:45)
      3. Jesus tested Philip on where to buy bread to feet 5000 (John 6:5)
      4. Brought Gentiles to Jesus (John 12:21)
      5. Asked Jesus to show them the Father (John 14:8)
      6. Philip the apostle and Philip the deacon are two persons (Acts 6:5)
    6. Bartholomew (Nathaniel)
      1. Was introduced to Jesus by Philip (John 1:45)
      2. Doubted anything good can come out of Nazareth, after conversation with Jesus, he proclaimed Jesus as Son of God and King of Israel (John 1:45-51)
    7. Matthew
      1. A levi
      2. A tax collector
      3. Writer of Matthew
    8. Thomas
      1. aka Didymus (Twin) (John 11:16)
      2. He said to Jesus “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?”(John14:5)
      3. Doubted the resurrection of Jesus (John 20:24-25)
      4. later proclaimed Jesus “My Lord and my God” (John 20:28)
      5. was with the other 6 apostels when Jesus appeal to them by the sea of Galilee (John 21:2)
    9. James the son of Alphaues
      1. May be the brother of Matthew (Mark 2:14)
    10. Thaddaeus (Jude)
      1. aka Judas (John 14:22)
      2. son of James (Luke 6:16, Acts 1:13)
      3. asked Jesus “Lord, how is it that you will manifest yourself to us, and not to the world?”
    11. Simon the Cananaean
      1. was member of the Zealot (Luke 6:15)
    12. Judas Iscariot

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