This is the last of the teachings of the Twelve Disciples of Jesus Christ. This is the saddest of the 12, known as ‘the Traitor’ and “the most colossal failure in history“. Judas Iscariot.

We all face choices every day, choices that lead to life or death. Judas was close to Jesus, but squandered every opportunity and lesson that was handed to him. It is possible to be near to Jesus, but far away from salvation. The soldiers at the cross were near to Jesus, but far away from the Blood.

I hope you will learn a lesson by his mistakes and eternal failure.

The 12 Disciples were normally in the following order:

  1. Simon (Peter)
  2. Andrew (Peter’s Brother)
  3. James (the greater)
  4. John (James’ Brother)
  5. Philip
  6. Bartholomew (Nathanael)
  7. Thomas (Didymus)
  8. Matthew (Levi)
  9. James (the less)
  10. Thaddaeus (Judas)
  11. Simon (the Canaanite)
  12. Judas Iscariot (the traitor)

Today we will cover three disciples. The first isĀ James, the less. It is not known if James was called less because of his size, his age, or social standing. Also I will cover the life and ministry of Thaddaeus, who was also named Judas and the disciple Simon, who was a Zealot.

This teaching covers the most hated of the 12, Matthew also called Levi. Once a Jew became a tax collector, they were known as the worst of the worst. But I think you may like Matthew after you get to know him better.

In this teaching I cover 2 disciples from the second group of four which are less known of the first set of 4, but more known of the last 4. This teaching will cover Bartholomew, also known as Nathanael and Thomas, who is normally known as ‘doubting Thomas’.

This teaching is about Philip. I found more about Philip than I expected and I think you might learn something new about this disciple of the 2nd group, which I call ‘less known’: Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas and Matthew. Philip was the ‘bean counter’ of the group and may have been in charge of logistics, coordinating and arranging meals. He was the one Jesus asked when the 5,000 men needed to be fed and had an immediate answer. He must have been counting instead of listening. Enjoy what I have found about Philip.

This is one of the ‘most known’ of Jesus’ 12 disciples, John. John wrote the books of the Gospel of John, 1-3 John and the book of Revelation. He is the only disciple of the 12 to die of natural causes. I hope you are enjoying this series of the disciples who were “Chosen, but not Perfect.”

This is the history of the 3rd of the first group I call the ‘most known’ disciples of Jesus Christ. None of the disciples were qualified, but the were Chosen to carry out the Gospel. It is a shame that almost everyone can recite Santa’s reindeer, but cannot name those called to be the Twelve Apostles. Enjoy the teaching of James.