Jesus chooses the Twelve


Preacher: Rev Gavino Fioretti

Reading: Matthew 9: 35 – 10: 42

Text: Matthew 10: 1 – 4 And he called to him his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every disease and every affliction. The names of the twelve apostles are these: first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; Simon the Cananaean, and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him. (ESV)

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Introduction:

Jesus’ lordship: He is the Lord of the harvest

Jesus’ determination: To fulfil the prophecy

  1. Unique choice:

Their present commission:

Their future commission:

  1. Unsuitable candidates:

Their origin:

Their training:

Their failures:

  1. Unparalleled authority:

Chosen by Christ:

Given by Christ:

The kingdom of Christ:

  1. Unbearable destiny:

Nearness to Christ:

Servant of Christ:

Betrayer of Christ:

  1. Uncertain remainders:

God’s care for his people:

God’s faithfulness to his people:

God’s purpose for his people: