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Who Were the 12 Apostles? [Whiteboard Bible Study]

Video from Overview Bible

"According to the synoptic gospels and Acts, Jesus selected a group of twelve followers—who accompanied him through his ministry and provided leadership in the early days of Christianity." from video introduction.

This is the introduction to the 12 Apostles from Overview Bible. Links to articles for each Apostle below. - Andy

And for a REALLY deep dive into the individuals, check out our character guides. Simon Peter: James, song of Zebedee: John, son of Zebedee: Andrew: Philip: Bartholomew: Matthew: Thomas: James, son of Alphaeus: Jude: Simon the zealot: Judas Iscariot: Why is the number twelve important—and why does it matter that Jesus was beginning a new nation? If you want a fuller understanding of the whole Bible, check out the Beginner's Guide to the Bible:

"Jesus Christ selected the 12 apostles from among his early followers to become his closest companions. After an intensive discipleship course and following his resurrection from the dead, the Lord fully commissioned the apostles (Matthew 28:16-2, Mark 16:15) to advance God's kingdom and carry the gospel message to the world.

We find the names of the 12 disciples in Matthew 10:2-4, Mark 3:14-19, and Luke 6:13-16. These men became the pioneering leaders of the New Testament church, but they were not without faults and shortcomings. Interestingly, not one of the chosen apostles was a scholar or rabbi. These men had no extraordinary skills. Neither religious nor refined, they were ordinary people, just like you and me.

But God chose them for a purpose — to fan the flames of the gospel that would spread across the face of the earth and continue to burn bright throughout centuries to follow. God selected and used each of these regular guys to carry out his exceptional plan.

Meet the 12 Apostles of Jesus Christ

Take a few moments to learn about the 12 apostles of Jesus and their characteristics. Discover lessons from the men who helped ignite the light of truth that still dwells within hearts today and calls people to come and follow Christ....

From the article: Get to Know the 12 Apostles of Jesus

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