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Rev. Paul J. Miller – Sermon Outline - February 23, 2020

Series Title: Finding Your Life in the Life of Jesus

Today’s Title: He Appointed Twelve that They Might be with Him

Today’s Text: Mark – 3:7-19

Gospel Parallels: Matthew 10:2-4, 12:15-16, Luke 6:14-19 

 

Jesus prayer all night before appointed “The 12”

 

Could God really change the world with these guys?

 

Bartholomew, James (son of Alphaeus), Thaddaeus, Simon the Zealot

- Nothing more in the New Testament about them

Andrew - Peter’s brother, fisherman, led Peter to Jesus (John 1:41)

Matthew (Levi) - Accountant (tax collector) – wrote “Matthew”

- known for his parties (Matthew 9:9-10)

Thomas – pessimistic (John 11:16)

- wants clear answers (John 14:5)

- has to see to believe (John 20:24-29)

Judas - Took care of the money and helped himself to it (John 12:4-6)

- Opportunist who betrayed Jesus for money (Matthew 26:14-16)

- Committed suicide (Matthew 27:1-5)

Philip - fisherman? Has a heart for the outsider

                - Led Greeks to see Jesus (John 12:20-22)

                - Took the Gospel to Samaria (Acts 8:5-8)

- Baptized an Ethiopian (Acts 8:26-40)

James - Johns’ brother, fellow “son of thunder” & fisherman    

- quiet?- inner circle w/Peter & John

- executed by Herod (Acts 12:1-2)

John -fisherman, brother “son of thunder” with James

                - inner circle, closest to Jesus, co-leader with Peter in Acts

- fiery (Luke 9:54)

- ambitious, power hungry (Mark 10:35-45)

- First man to the tomb (John 20:1-4)

Peter – Fisherman, Andrew’s brother, inner Circle, Co-Leader w/John

PASSIONATE & IMPULSIVE

- Declared Jesus as Messiah, then Jesus calls him “Satan” (Mk 8:27-33)

- Jumps out to walk on the water and almost drowns (Matthew 14:22-35)

- Won’t let Jesus wash feet, then wants head & hands washed (Jn 13:1-17)

- Swears he’d never deny Jesus, but does so 3x (Mark 14:27-31 & 66-72)

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