A disciple is a student who stays committed to their leader.
A disciple is a humble servant who respects and follows the plan that his teacher has set for him.
A student receives instruction and then goes out to share the lessons he’s learned from his master over his life.
Examples of excellent teachers who had followers included Socrates, Buddha, Aristotle, and Jesus Christ, our Lord Jesus Christ’s most influential teacher.
When applied to Jesus as a model, an individual who is a disciple learns from Jesus how to live like Jesus and, as a result of God’s grace awakening, can conform their methods and beliefs to the ways and words of Jesus.
Jesus Calls his First Four Disciples (Matthew 4:18-22, Mark 1:16-20, Luke 5:1-11, John 1: 35-51)
According to the gospels from Matthew and Mark, one day, near the Sea of Galilee, Jesus saw Peter and Andrew fishing their nets into the water. They were fishermen.
Jesus declared to the fishermen, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers out of men.” They immediately departed their fishing nets and went after Jesus.
Only a short distance from where Jesus could see James and John, the brothers of Zebedee, on the boat, with their father, who was repairing their broken nets. Jesus invited them to come, and then they left the boat along with their father and went in his footsteps. The gospel that Luke tells Luke has a different account.
The first four disciples of Jesus comprised Peter, Andrew, James, and John (the children of Zebedee).
Jesus Calls the Twelve Disciples ( Matthew 10:2-4, Mark 3:13-19, Luke 6:12-16, Luke5:27)
In addition to the four initial disciples, Matthew, Levi, and a tax collector whom Jesus also addressed, many others showed an enthusiasm to leave their jobs to follow Jesus.
Jesus spent the night praying to God to help him choose the best men.
Jesus was looking for honest, loyal, and trustworthy men who would dedicate their lives to serving the cause of God.
Jesus invited the people to gather and picked twelve men among them.
The twelve are always Israel’s twelve tribes. Israel.
They were to create the new covenant congregation of believers, which Jesus was able to establish. This new community is known as the Church of Christ.
Names of twelve of Jesus’ disciples, Jesus comprise Simon (who Jesus called Peter) and Andrew, his brother. James was the son of Zebedee, along with John as his elder brother. Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, and Matthew, the publican. James who is the son of Alphaeus and Lebbaeus, his Surname is Thaddaeus; Simon the Canaanite and Judas Iscariot who also swore to Jesus ( Matthew 10:1-4 and Mark 3:13-19)
So, Jesus called his disciples.
1. To carry on with the mission of evangelism.2. To encourage others to be followers of God.
3. To become spiritually productive.
4. To continue Jesus’s preaching, teaching, and healing ministry.
5. To become fishers of men.
Twelve disciples’ names were Simon, Peter, Andrew, James, and John (The brothers of Zebedee), Phillip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas (The son of Alpheus), Simon the Zealot, Thaddeus, and Judas Iscariot.