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									The Disciples
Flawed role models!
                   Simon Peter
Occupation: Fisherman
Characteristics: Spoke without thinking, impulsive
Major Events: One core group of 3 disciples, recognised Jesus
as the Messiah, denied Christ and repented, preached the
Pentecost sermon
What Jesus said about him: named him Peter ‘the rock’
Called him ‘Satan’ when he urged Jesus to reject the cross
He would deny Jesus
He would be crucified for his faith
A key lesson from his life: We can all make mistakes at times
but when we return to Jesus he forgives us and strengthens our
faith
Bible verses: Matt 4:18-20 (calling), Mark 8:29-33 (messiah),
Luke 22:31-34 (Jesus predicts denial), Acts 2:14-41 (Pentecost)
        James (son of Zebedee)
Occupation: Fisherman
Characteristics: had a bit of a temper, selfishness
Major Events: One of core group, asked for key places in
God’s kingdom with John, wanted to call fire down to destroy
a Samaritan village, first disciple to be martyred
What Jesus said about him: Called James and John sons
of thunder
A key lesson from his life: Christians must be willing to die
for Jesus (make a stand)
Bible verses: Mark 3:17 (thunderbolts), Luke 9:52-56
(Samaritan village), Acts 12:1-2 (beheaded)
          John (son of Zebedee)
Occupation: Fisherman
Characteristics: the one who Jesus loved
Major Events: third of core group, also asked for key places
in God’s kingdom and wanted to call fire down to destroy a
Samaritan village, wrote Gospel and 1,2,3 John and
revelations
What Jesus said about him: Called James and John sons
of thunder, said he would fish for people, would drink the cup
Jesus drank, would take care of Jesus’ mother
A key lesson from his life: The transforming power of the
love of Christ is available to all
Bible verses: Mark 1:19 (calling), Mark 10:35-40 (place of
honour)
        Andrew (Peter’s brother)
Occupation: Fisherman, (evangelist!)
Characteristics: eager to bring others to Jesus
Major Events: accepted John the Baptist’s testimony about
Jesus, told Peter about Jesus, he and Philip told Jesus the
Greeks wanted to see him
What Jesus said about him: Said he would fish for people
A key lesson from his life: we are to tell other people about
Jesus
Bible verses: Matt 4:18-20 (calling), John 1:35-42 (John B
testimony, brings Peter to J)
                         Philip
Occupation: Fisherman
Characteristics: Questioning attitude
Major Events: told Nathanael about Jesus, wondered how
Jesus would feed 5000, asked Jesus to show his followers
God the Father
What Jesus said about him: Asked if Philip realised that to
know and see Him was to know and see the Father
A key lesson from his life: God doesn’t mind us asking
questions and uses them to teach us
Bible verses: John 1:43-46 (calling), John 6:2-7
(questioning), John 14:8-11 (show us the Father)
       Bartholomew (Nathanael)
Occupation: unknown
Characteristics: Honesty and straight forwardness
Major Events: Initially rejected Jesus as he was from
Nazareth but acknowledged Him as ‘son of God’ and ‘King of
Israel’ when they met
What Jesus said about him: Called him a ‘true son of Israel’
and ‘an honest man’
A key lesson from his life: Jesus respects honesty in
people – even if they challenge Him because of it
Bible verses: John 1:45-51 (calling), John 21:1-13 (part of
crew whom Jesus appeared to after resurrection)
                 Matthew (Levi)
Occupation: Tax collector
Characteristics: keen observer and record keeper
Major Events: abandoned corrupt and financially profitable
way of life to follow Jesus, invited Jesus to party with
notorious friends, wrote Gospel of Matthew
What Jesus said about him: called him to be a disciple
A key lesson from his life: Christianity is not for people who
think they’re good already, it is for those who know they’ve
failed and want help. Each one of us is a work in progress
Bible verses: Matt 9:9-13, Mark 2:15-17 and Luke 5:27-32
(calling),
              Thomas (the twin)
Occupation: unknown
Characteristics: courage and doubt
Major Events: suggested disciples go with Jesus to Bethany
even if it meant death, asked Jesus about where he was
going, refused to believe Jesus was risen until he could see
Him alive and touch His wounds
What Jesus said about him: said he believed because he
actually saw Jesus after the resurrection
A key lesson from his life: Even when we have serious
doubts Jesus will reach out to us and restore our faith
Bible verses: John 14:5 (where are we going) John 20:24-29
(seeing Jesus alive again)
        James (son of Alphaeus)
Occupation: unknown
Characteristics:
Major Events: one of Jesus disciples
What Jesus said about him: unknown
A key lesson from his life: unknown (we can still be
followers of Jesus even if there is little know about us, we
have a purpose, we don’t have to be at the forefront)
Bible verses: Matt 10:3, Mark 3:18, Luke 6:15 (named)
   Thaddaeus (Judas son of James)
Occupation: unknown
Characteristics:
Major Events: asked Jesus why he would reveal Himself to
His followers and not the world.
What Jesus said about him: unknown
A key lesson from his life: Christians follow Jesus because
they believe in Him, they do not always understand the details
of God’s plan.
Bible verses: Matt 10:3, Mark 3:18, John 14:22 (the question)
                Simon the Zealot
Occupation: unknown
Characteristics: fierce patriotism, eagerness
Major Events: became a disciple
What Jesus said about him: unknown
A key lesson from his life: If we are willing to give up our
plans for the future we can participate in Jesus’ plans
Bible verses: Matt 10:3, Mark 3:18 (named)
                   Judas Iscariot
Occupation: unknown
Characteristics: dishonest
Major Events: betrayed Jesus, killed himself
What Jesus said about him: called him a devil, said Judas
would betray Him
A key lesson from his life: it is not enough to be familiar with
Jesus’ teachings we need to love and obey Him as well.
Bible verses: Matt 26:20-25 (Judas identified as betrayer),
Luke 22:47,48 (the kiss), John 12:4-8 (money driven)
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