The 12 Disciples: Introduction

The 12 Disciples: Introduction

When Jesus commanded his followers to go and make disciples, he was simply asking us to follow the example he had set the last three years by pouring into a group of 12 ordinary, flawed men. 

Each of the 12 disciples of Jesus had different attributes that we can each individually relate to. In this web series, we will be connecting the qualities that we share with the 12 disciples. 

In his book, “Twelve Ordinary Men,” pastor John MacArthur said, “Disciples are living proof that God’s strength is made perfect in weakness.” 

Through the stories and experiences of the apostles, we can clearly see that God can use our flaws for his glory as well. 

2 Corinthians 12:10 says, “That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

The world looks at human insecurities and deems us useless or unnecessary. The Creator looks at our entirety and sees a masterpiece waiting to unfold. 

As we dive into an intricately woven and sovereign story of people just like us, we can resonate with certain struggles and strengths of some of the disciples.  

When we throw our insecurities and failures at the feet of Jesus, he will use us in ways we cannot begin to fathom.

Each disciple will illustrate a beautiful transformation of how God can use any soul willing to serve him, regardless of their human flaws.


  • Audrey Johnson

    Audrey is a sophomore majoring in elementary education. She is the religion section editor and a co-host of Tower Radio's podcast 'our high tops, His steps'.

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