Artist Kelly J - 9.1.2019 (85)
I had 12 individual posts, but combined them into one, with a book suggestion to read for more great info. on who they were. The Book I recommend to read is The Twelve by Leslie Flynn The twelve disciples/apostles were ordinary men whom God used in an extraordinary manner. Among the twelve were fishermen, a tax collector, and a revolutionary. The Gospels record the constant failings, struggles, and doubts of these twelve men who followed Christ. After witnessing Jesus' resurrection and ascension into heaven, the Holy Spirit transformed the disciples into apostles who were powerful men of God who turned the world upside down.
1. Simon Peter called the Rock
2. Andrew the Introducer
3. James the Hothead
4. John the beloved son of Thinder
5. Philip the Cautious one
6. Bartholomew / Nathanael the Guiless
7. Thomas the Questioner
8. Matthew the Tax collector
9. James the son of Alphaes
10. Judas / Thaddeus
11. Simon the Zealot
12. Judas Iscariot the Traitor Iscariot
A disciple is a student, one who learns from a teacher.
An apostle is sent to deliver those teachings to others.