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M a t t 7: 2 1 - 2 9. The word “apostle” refers to a small, inner group of Jesus’ followers.

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1 M a t t 7:

2 The word “apostle” refers to a small, inner group of Jesus’ followers.

3 Of the twelve apostles appointed by Christ, three were considered to belong to the inner circle: Simon Peter, James (the elder) and John (the beloved). The quiet workers were Andrew (the brother of Peter), Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas and Matthew. The little known are James (the least), Jude, and Simon, the zealot. The traitor was Judas who hang himself. He betrayed Christ for thirty pieces of silver. Of the twelve apostles appointed by Christ, three were considered to belong to the inner circle: Simon Peter, James (the elder) and John (the beloved). The quiet workers were Andrew (the brother of Peter), Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas and Matthew. The little known are James (the least), Jude, and Simon, the zealot. The traitor was Judas who hang himself. He betrayed Christ for thirty pieces of silver.

4 is not acquiring knowledge alone, but attaining wisdom

5 We need to comprehend, to understand, to realize, to grasp the totality of our perception and insight

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8 “And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.

9 “And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:

10 “And the rain descended and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.”

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12 “ And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine: For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.” (Matt 7:28-29, KJV)

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15 my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation. He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior – from violent men you save me. “I call to the Lord, who is worthy of praise, and I am saved from my enemies.” (2 Sam 22:2-4, New International Version)

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18 is a true shepherd of the faith. He knows how to defend the sheep amidst wolves, predators, and ferocious animal. A true disciple is grounded in his faith, wise as serpent yet innocent and gentle as dove.

19 Jesus says: “If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed.” (John 8:31, KJV)


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