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    • 1. Life of 12 Disciples Part 2
    • 2. Tim’s Opening CommentsThinking about Peter as the rock and looking at anactual rock is an interesting comparison. Even thougha rock is unbreakable, it scatters into different sizes-creating a ripple effect. So even when Peter broke,he caused many things to happen. The same forChristians or church, sometimes we break or “move”to different plans, we still have an effect on the world-no matter the size. 2
    • 3. James• Son of Zebedee, was a fisherman by trade when Jesus called him to alifetime of ministry. As a strong leader of the church.• The Roman officer who guarded James watched amazed as Jamesdefended his faith at his trial.• He declared his new faith to the judge and knelt beside James to acceptbeheading as a Christian.• Acts 12:2Tim’s Notes: I love illustrated books because it has pictures of thedisciples and events. Sometimes it is hard to imagine “a picture” ofwhat you are reading in the Bible. It is good to find a picture to helpyou understand what you are reading. James’ character is awesome.Let his character help us examine ourselves. Simon Peter andAndrew were good friends with James, bringing him to christ. Hewas a strong person. He defended his beliefs at trial and otherbelievers at trial. He willingly got on his knees to be beheaded.
    • 4. Are you the same as James?• He was having problem with pride and ego. Notice that James had a problem with pride and ego; perhaps it is because he was a strong leader in the church and he became egoistical from it.• He listened very closely when Jesus taught about humbleness and he REPENTED. He repented and removed his sins.• He never forgot the teaching of Jesus. Never forget what you learn from God and Jesus. Keep it in your heart so you do not sin or fail to honor God.• He decide not to seek the honor again. He stopped seeking honor for himself and started to seek honor for God.• He was a humble man. He did not complain. After he repented, he became humble and accepted all the plans that Jesus had for the disciples.• He accepted his role as a humble servant. He was able to let go of his pride to become a follower and to submit to Jesus.• He has pleased His master.• He was a follower and work hard for the Lord.• He was the first disciple to be killed.Tim’s Notes: Read this and think about how you can relate to James. Read: Mark 10:34. Sometimes good or evil people build up their pride and ego and there will be one event that changes them to become humble. That one event changes their decisions and behaviors. It is important to obey God’s laws and commands;ignore the flesh.
    • 5. Quiz• James was known as the H____ disciple.• James was the first disciple to be K____.• Name the king H____, who kill James.• How did the king kill James?______• What did James work as F_____ for his father?
    • 6. John• Faced martyrdom when he was boiled in huge basin of boiling oil.However, he was  miraculously delivered from death.• He was then sentenced to the mines on the prison island of Patmos.• He wrote Book of Revelation on Patmos. The apostle John was later freedand returned to serve as Bishop of Edessa in modern Turkey. He died as anold man, the only apostle to die peacefully.Tim’s Comments: This is John, son of Zebedee; James’ brother. John is animportant example to follow. John was always grateful to Jesus for changinghis life. Jesus chose John because John was young and Jesus’s plan for himwas for eternity. He taught him lessons and gave him revelations for futuregenerations. And it matches Jesus’s plans. During John’s time, he did not diebrutally like the other disciples. John did not freak out when he wasarrested. He kept silent and amazed people-causing them to ask who Godwas. Those witnesses turned to God.The King hated John and expelled him to Patmos-an island near Italy/Greece. God intended to put him there so that John would have a deeperfellowship with God and be able to write the book of Revelation.
    • 7. What is Bible Love? Four different kinds:Love Of The World- “Eros” is physical worldly love. 1 John 2:15-17 – John warns all of us to not love the world and things that are in it. We should support any and all attempts to spread God’s message and God’s love. Be strong. John writes to not become involved in worldly things and events. Do not join those events.Love Of Friends- “Phileo” is a friendship love. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 – Love never fails. Humans admit at love. We must love everyone or no one. How do we do this? We must love everyone-period. God does not appreciate people who choose certain people to love. We should not hate or reject others. Brothers and sisters in Christ must love each other. • Question from Audience: How do we identify favoritism? We have no business to have favoritism. You must show love through your actions and become a model. However, you can practice discernment. This is serious business. If I (Tim) have a brother and we are close, going to church together and etcetera. If I notice he is not following the Bible, I should approach him gently and tell him that I am concerned. Make that brother feel comfortable enough to have an open discussion. Do not start with “YOU”. He and I are both sinners so we should share OUR behaviors, habits and thoughts. Take accountability because we are in one body. We do not want to allow our bother to fall. He may admit his sins, accept the feedback and repent.Love Of Family- {Storge’} is family love. Ephesians 5:22-33 – Husband and wives sleep together to start a family. Wives should honor and respect her husband. THe husband should love his wife with respect and with care. Husbands and wives must treat each other with love and respect; balance your marriage. People will notice and respect the marriage. THis sets the foundation for your children. Both stand strong in the Lord and consult each other. The husband and wife will then be able to discipline and handle their family according to the Lord’s Will.Love of God- “Agape” is a divine love from God, Jesus and Holy Spirit. John 3:16 – This can only be received from God. You must believe in him. Jesus showed agape love on the cross when he cried out to God “Father, Forgive them, for they know not what they do.”
    • 8. Can every Christian follow the example of John?• He has a choice to follow Jesus or not.• He decided to give his life to the Lord.• He was so young man to be called beloved disciple.• He looked at the world and faced a temptation.• He had many desires the same as young people.• He never stopped loving Jesus.• He was fellowshipped by God when he is lonely.• He wrote the Book of John, I John, II John, III John.• He also wrote the great Book of Revelation.• He was asked to be caretaker for His mother.
    • 9. Quiz• John was the B_____ disciple.• Did he wrote the Book of Revelation on the island of Patmos? True or False• John was the Y_____ disciple.• Is James his brother? True or False• Did Jesus tell him to take care of His mother, Mary? True or False
    • 10. • EVERYBODY: All people• SOMEBODY: Some people, not everyone• ANYBODY: any person• NOBODY: no oneRemember what those words means when you read the following story.
    • 11. Everybody, Somebody, Anybody andNobody were all neighbors. These fourfellows worshiped at the same church.Everybody was out of town mostSundays visiting relatives. Somebody,usually went fishing, hiking, hunting, orgolfing. Anybody could have gone toworship service but he thought that hewouldnt really be missed since Nobodywould be there. Nobody went to churchservice. Everyone thought Somebodywould teach the class and Somebodythought Anybody could do the teaching.So Nobody teaching the class. Nobodydid the work when Everybody didnt,when Somebody wouldnt and Anybodycouldnt.
    • 12. One day an unbeliever moved intothe community. Everybody honestlybelieved Somebody would teach him.Somebody thought Anybody couldwhile Anybody thought Everybodyhad already talked to him. But inreality Nobody did. Everybody,Somebody, Anybody and Nobodydied and went to meet their Creator.Care to guess who finally went toheaven? Thats right - NOBODY!Author unknown

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