•Matthew (ordinary men and extraordinary opportunities given to them). •According to John, Jesus began His ministry in an all-out assault on the Jewish •Explain what MacArthur says is the significance of the number twelve. (p. 19). Twelve ordinary men: how the Master shaped his disciples for greatness, and what references (pages ) and an excerpt from: The Truth War by John MacArthur (p. Borrow this book to access EPUB and PDF files. any of the Twelve (5): the Gospel of John, 1 John, Twelve apostles to die a natural death. • John .. *“Twelve Ordinary Men” by John MacArthur.
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Read Twelve Ordinary Men PDF - How the Master Shaped His Disciples for Greatness, and What He Wants to Do with You by John MacArthur. just ordinary men and women. Material for this article has been borrowed from the Holy. Bible (ESV), Twelve Ordinary. Men by John MacArthur. calls ordinary men to be part of His official representatives? Why? 2. John MacArthur points out 5 areas of difficulties that the apostles had in their training.
MacArthur Jr. Group, , It had been over years Walter A. John warned the crowd that Jesus would soon come and those who had by faith received His Good News would be baptized by the Holy Spirit and those who rejected Him would be burned up like chaff in the unquenchable fire Matthew The moment Andrew met Jesus he became His disciple.
When questioned by the priests, Levites and Pharisees who he was, John the Baptist freely confessed that he was not the Messiah but merely a voice calling in the wilderness who was unworthy to untie straps and sandals of Christ John Both Andrew and the other disciple with him either John or Phillip J.
The very next thing Andrew did was he went and got his brother Peter and brought him to the Messiah verse We are told in Scripture that Andrew and Peter both went back to Capernaum and continued their fishing career Ibid. Immediately they left their fishing business and followed Jesus!
Leadership Style Andrew and Peter had completely different leadership styles. Peter was often brash, clumsy, hasty and impulsive. Growing up with Peter, Andrew must have known the moment that Peter joined the twelve he would soon take charge and as a result would be relegated to a secondary status.
And yet there is no bitterness, sibling rivalry or estrangement to be found between these men of God! Andrew knew in his heart that being called by the Chief Cornerstone Ephesians meant that the Messiah had great things planned for each of the disciples.
Seeing the Value in Inconspicuous Service Often Christians will not get involved in serving unless they are guaranteed that God will reward them handsomely for their service. In response Jesus reminded the apostles that they were not to be like the Gentiles and lord their positions over them but instead to be first they must emulate Jesus and become servants, giving their lives as ransoms to many Matthew Service is not receiving worldly blessings Matthew but choosing to be a living sacrifice Romans in response to God having given us the bread and water of life John !
Andrew was overwhelmed with joy for like the Psalmist he truly believed that God, being his portion and cup, was truly a reward beyond measure ! While the apostles started out clamouring for positions of power and authority they later learned how to be living sacrifices willing to risk everything for the sake of the kingdom!
From Andrew we learn that effective leadership whether public or private only comes to those who are called and have humble, servant hearts! Seeing the Value in Small Gifts Andrew was a great leader because he saw Jesus as being able to perform miracles with even the smallest of gifts. When Jesus crossed the far shore of the Sea of Galilee John chapter six tells us that a great crowd followed Him because they saw Him heal the sick verses When Jesus saw the crowd coming toward Him He tested Phillip by asking him where they might buy bread to feed so many people verse 5?
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Gaebelein, vol. It was at this point that Andrew spoke up and said that there was a boy present with five barely loaves and two small fish verse 8. Jesus then blessed this small amount of food and was able to feed five thousand men plus women and children verse Ever look at the offering that you give to God on a Sunday morning and are embarrassed you can give so little?
Ever think about serving God but refuse to do so because you think God would never use so little amount of time to accomplish anything? If this is you then remember what Jesus did with the five fish and two loaves.
Also, when offering tithes to God remember we have a lot here in North America! Yet the crowd came. As they saw the miracles and heard the teaching they came. They followed him they pushed him. This would seem to be the route to go.
The Messiah would come the crowds would follow and there would be a major revolution. This would raise up another people and would change everything around them. The government would have to listen because they were now in the majority. Yet his is not the route that was chosen as a matter of fact instead of getting larger he began to preach deeper and the crowds began to leave.
He would challenge the people and they would run. But this was his strategy.
The crowds melted and left with a few. Among those who stayed were these 12 whom he would later call his disciples and then apostles. Note the strategy in which they were chosen.
It was almost as if he preached and waited to see who would be left. It is interesting that he was not in a hurry to raise up. Estimates are that it was not until his 2nd year of ministry that he would raise them up. Luk Now when He was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He answered them and said, "The kingdom of God does not come with observation; 21 "nor will they say, 'See here!