Sunday, January 5, 2014

Apostles and Disciples

We just learned about all of the apostles:
Andrew, Simon Peter, James and John sons of Zebedee, Philip and Bartholemew, Matthew, Thomas, James son of alphaeus, Simon the Zealot, Jude Thaddaeus, Judas Iscariot and Matthias who replaced Judas Iscariot.

Sometimes they are called disciples instead of apostles.
What's the difference?

The word disciple means student.

The word apostle means messenger, or sent one.

Jesus had many disciples. Anyone who is a student of Jesus' teachings can be called a disciple!

The apostles were the 12 people that Jesus chose to send out into the world to spread his message.
calling of the apostles
(from: wikipedia - commissioning of the twelve apostles)

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