Mark 3:13-19 – Who Will Jesus Choose?

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Have you ever wondered what it was like to be one of the twelve Jesus chose? Just think of it – Jesus’ inner circle of closest followers. They would see so much and be given so much responsibility. In that moment, they had no idea you would be reading about them all these years later.

Mark’s gospel tells us these are the men Jesus chose to accompany him, to go out and preach, and cast out demons. We know from other gospels that there are fishermen in this group, a tax collector, and a zealot. Mark also foreshadows for us the one who will later betray Jesus. If you’re reading about Jesus’ life for the first time, you’ll have to wait to see how that all plays out!

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Luke 10:1-20 – Bold Witness

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This is the second time Jesus sends out his disciples here in Luke. This time, however, there are more than just the twelve, and it is likely that the original twelve are not part of this new group of 72.

It is clear that there have been more than just twelve surrounding Jesus, hanging on his every word, and following him where ever he goes. It is now their turn to see the power of God at work. It is now their turn to be obedient and be God’s missionaries. Continue reading “Luke 10:1-20 – Bold Witness”


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