Twelve Ordinary Men
How the Master Shaped His Disciples
An honest look at the original disciples Jesus chose always reveals this stunning fact: they were ordinary, quite unremarkable men. Their most amazing feature is that Jesus chose them at all: a handful of fishermen, a hated tax-collector, an impulsive political zealot. Who could hope to use them to change the world? Who could hope to get them to co-operate?
But by Jesus’ teaching them and empowering their lives, these ordinary men were molded to be the men He intended them to be. The message of Twelve Ordinary Men is clear: if Christ can accomplish His purposes through the lives of common men like these, He can do as He wills with you – regardless of you.
- Common Men, Uncommon Calling
- Peter – The Apostle with the Foot-Shaped Mouth
- Andrew – The Apostle of Small Things
- James – The Apostle of Passion
- John – The Apostle of Love
- Philip – The Bean Counter
- Nathanael – The Guileless One
- Matthew – The Tax Collector; and Thomas – The Twin
- James – The Less; Simon – The Zealot; and Judas (not Iscariot) – The Apostle with Three Names
- Judas – The Traitor
About the Author
John MacArthur is the pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, where he has served since 1969. He is known around the world for his verse-by-verse expository preaching and his pulpit ministry via his daily radio program, Grace to You. He has also written or edited nearly four hundred books and study guides. MacArthur serves as the president of the Master’s University and Seminary. He and his wife, Patricia, live in Southern California and have four grown children.