Disciples of Jesus
- Originally a disciple of John the Baptist. He led his brother Simon to Christ)
(Andrew’s brother) - Rock of the church. A fisherman, Denied Jesus after the crucifixion.)
(son of Zebedee) - Also a fisherman. A strong person who insisted that Christ’s followers “walk the talk.”
(son of Zebedee) - Also a fisherman. A strong person who cared for Jesus’ mother and stressed grace.
- Andrew’s close friend, also a fisherman. He led Barttholomew to Christ.
(Nathanael) - Questioning at first, but accepted Jesus of Nazareth. Loyal.
(Levi)- Once a despised tax collector, he changed his profession and followed Jesus. Wrote the Gospel of Matthew.
- Doubted the resurrection. Was willing to risk his own life for Jesus.
(Alpheus’ son) - Mentioned in Gospel accounts.
(James’ son) - A real follower and preacher of Christ.
- Known as a zealot or patriot. He saw the vision.
- Ultimate betrayer of Jesus, who kept the money for the group.
The 12 Disciples of Jesus