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  • The Twelve Series

    Contributed by Tim White on Mar 11, 2014
     | 1,877 views

    Jesus calls the twelve disciples.

    Mar 3:13-19 And he went up on the mountain and called to him those whom he desired, and they came to him. 14 And he appointed twelve (whom he also named apostles) so that they might be with him and he might send them out to preach 15 and have authority to cast out demons. 16 He appointed the ...read more

  • Why Jesus Concentrated On Only Twelve Disciples

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Sep 17, 2006
     | 1,198 views

    Jesus concentrated on teaching, training and developing twelve disciples into church leaders. By putting quality ahead of quantity, the Lord set a pattern for how godly leaders are to develop. There can be no short cuts to developing leaders for the churc

    Why Jesus Concentrated on Only Twelve Disciples by Paul Fritz Mark 3:14-3:14 In a world where bigger is usually assorted with better, it seems that Jesus might be considered a failure by today’s standards. After all, the Lord spent most of His time with only twelve disciples, one of whom ...read more

  • Why Jesus Concentrated On Only Twelve Disciples

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 115 ratings
     | 7,764 views

    In a world where bigger is usually assorted with better, it seems that Jesus might be considered a failure by today's standards. After all, the Lord spent most of His time with only twelve disciples, one of whom betrayed Him. However, Jesus knew that by concentrating on twelve disciples He would ...read more

  • From John And Water To Paul And Fire

    Contributed by Howard Gunter on Jan 6, 2018
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,175 views

    Paul's first encounter with the twelve disciples. Paul's instruction and laying on of hands.

    Weekend Message/Devotion January 7, 2018 Reading: Acts 19:1-7 COMMUNION SUNDAY From John and Water to Paul and Fire We read here of Paul’s missionary trip to Ephesus. Without going into a lot of geographical detail, I just want to emphasize the lengths that Paul went to in traveling ...read more

  • Why Doesn’t The American Church See More Changed Lives?

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Apr 11, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,478 views

    A look at Jesus' selection of the twelve disciples and what that means for the way that we should organize our efforts if we want to have maximum impact.

    THE BEST STRUCTURE: Does the American church have the best structure for changing lives? - Matthew 10:1-4. - Here I have a golf club. If I need to dig a hole, I can make it happen with a golf club. Now, it certainly will not be particularly efficient, but I will eventually get the job done. ...read more

  • Here We Are, Lord Series

    Contributed by The Rev Deniray Mueller on Aug 16, 2017
     | 4,056 views

    what does it take to be disciples of Christ; Jesus call to discipleship; who were the twelve Apostles

  • Are You Making Disciples As Jesus Did?

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jul 21, 2004
    based on 37 ratings
     | 4,372 views

    Jesus knew that by concentrating on twelve disciples He would leave this world, but leave behind a legacy. Here are eight elements of Christ’s disciple-making strategy

    Are You Making Disciples as Jesus Did? (John 8:31-38) Illustration: John Warr, an 18th-century apprentice shoemaker, was determined to be a faithful witness for Christ. Another apprentice was hired, and John repeatedly talked to him about spiritual things. That new worker, however, didn’t want ...read more

  • Come Follow Me Series

    Contributed by Mark Edwards on Mar 22, 2006
    based on 9 ratings
     | 6,936 views

    What Jesus said changed world history. Twelve disciples who answered the call, "Follow Me" changed the course of human history.

    Imagine or picture with me for a moment a scene in a park, it could be any picnic ground in Perth. It’s a sunny day and there is a family having a great time together, it is an extended family. There is two or three kids trying to catch padpoles, maybe skylarking on the monkey bars. Soon they ...read more

  • "Five Misconceptions Of The Christian Life"

    Contributed by Jerry Depoy on Jun 30, 2004
    based on 15 ratings
     | 1,145 views

    What’s wrong with this picture? There are twelve disciples in the ship. Where is Jesus? Have you ever prayed something like this, "Hey God, where are you?"

    Title: “Five Misconceptions of the Christian Life” Introduction: At Kids Camp last week, it rained all day Monday. It was not supposed to do that! My plans were to have the kids play on the beach and stay in their tents! I stood on our deck overlooking Lake Michigan and asked God to make the ...read more

  • The First Short-Term Missions Trip Series

    Contributed by D Marion Clark on Oct 29, 2012
     | 2,886 views

    Short-term missions is mostly a modern concept, probably because technology and modern transportation makes it easy to do. Even so, it was Jesus who started the practice with his twelve disciples.

    Introduction Our missions chairman has made it clear to anyone who gets in earshot of him that he thinks short-term mission trips is one great idea. He likes them because he thinks they are a great means to convert Christians into lifelong missionaries, whether they travel to another land or ...read more

  • Thanksgiving 2013 Series

    Contributed by Scott Bayles on Oct 15, 2014
     | 1,885 views

    How do we give thanks in the midst of life's storms? Twelve disciples stuck in a leaky fishing boat on the Sea of Galilee may have wondered the same thing. Be thankful for God's Purposes, Presence, and Power.

    Thanksgiving 2013 Scott Bayles, pastor Blooming Grove Christian Church: 11/24/2013 If you’re like me, you were probably a little distracted last Sunday when the weather alert system kept going off during worship. Thankfully none of the bad weather struck too close to home, but intense ...read more

  • Hosting A Supper For Sinners Series

    Contributed by David Dykes on Oct 9, 2014
     | 3,059 views

    When Jesus started His ministry He selected twelve team members as His first round of draft picks. The twelve disciples were an eclectic group. He had fishermen, farmers, a terrorist and a wolf in sheep's clothing.

  • The Church Of Christ 2 The Secret Disciple

    Contributed by Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid on Feb 4, 2016
     | 1,690 views

    Joseph of Arimathea's search for the kingdom of God did not permit him to dismiss Jesus in the Sanhedrin, Jewish Council for he knew Jesus held the message for his salvation.

    THE CHURCH OF CHRIST 2 The Secret Disciple by Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid (February 3, 2016) “When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus' disciple: He went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. Then ...read more

  • Can You Pass A Camel Through The Eye Of A Needle? Series

    Contributed by David Dykes on Mar 31, 2003
    based on 104 ratings
     | 22,626 views

    Jesus didn’t ask everyone he met to follow him. He asked the original twelve disciples–and He invited the Rich Young Ruler to follow him. The young man refused. Like many people, he was fooling himself about what it takes to have eternal life.

    Can You Pass a Camel Through the Eye of a Needle? Luke 18:18-30 By Dr. David O. Dykes INTRODUCTION During this Christmas season, there are plenty of Scrooges out there. I heard about one lady who was fumbling in her purse to get her credit card to pay for a purchase. The cashier noticed she ...read more

  • Shepherds Or Fishermen?

    Contributed by Ovidiu Radulescu on Sep 21, 2007
    based on 115 ratings
     | 20,176 views

    Not even one of the twelve disciples had ever been a shepherd. Were shepherds scarce in Jesus day? Actually there were plenty of shepherds in that area of Palestine. Jesus intentionally avoided choosing shepherds to lead the Christian church. Jesus called

    Over and over the Bible inquires Christian pastors to feed the sheep. Three times in John 21:15-17. Jesus instructs Simon Peter, "Feed My sheep....Take care of My sheep....Feed My Sheep." It was to the shepherds on the hillsides that the Heavenly Angels first appeared in glory to announce the birth ...read more