There are twelve apostles of Jesus Christ: Simon Peter, Andrew, James son of Zebedee, John, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James the Lesser, Simon the Zealot, Thaddaeus, Judas Iscariot. Why did Jesus choose these disciples who were flawed? The definition of a disciple refers to a "follower." The definition of an apostle refers to "one who is sent out." As such these men had a mixed background, some just ordinary fisherman, some with no outstanding achievements, and even some with a bad rap sheet of trouble. Why were these apostles "WANTED" by Christ? We will take a look at each disciple's background, how we can relate to each one of them through their character, and how these men lived by the law of the land and learned through Christ to live by the law of God. The theme of "The Twelve Outlaws," describes how Jesus rounded up these men, like something out of an old western movie, and used them for the gospel. This study is for anyone, but the target age is for preteens and teens. This study shows how we can still be used by Christ even in an imperfect world. Not only are the disciples discussed by life experiences, but the study shows how to use the Bible to search for these disciples using the concordance index. This is a comprehensive study of each named apostle to help adolescence in their journey with understanding God. It's a great book for Bible study devotions!
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About the Author
Teresa S. Dobson, B.A., University of West Florida is an author, pastor's wife, and teaches high school in Florida. She is an author of children's literature and has written four books. She continues to use her God-given gifts of art and writing.