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2021-02-28. The Disciples, James the Less

I’m going to start today by describing something many of us went through at school. This happened in our sports lessons and it also happened during our break times. When a team game was played, two people were chosen as captains and all the other players would line up...

2021-02-21. The Disciples, Matthew

You would have thought that the disciple who gave his name to the first Gospel in the New Testament would be well known to us, that we would have loads of information about him, that there would be lots of references to him in all the gospel accounts. But that is not...

2021-02-14. The Disciples, Judas Iscariot

In Jesus’ time being called Judas was a GOOD thing! Judas is the Greek form of the Hebrew personal name Judah meaning, “Praise Yahweh”, and was quite a common name. Judas Iscariot is placed by all of the Gospel writers at the end of the list of disciples because of...

2021-02-07 The Disciples, Nathanael

What do we know about Nathanael? Surprisingly, little. In fact, everything we know comes from just two passages in John’s Gospel (all other references to him are as a name on a list): So, Matthew 10:2,3 / Mark 3:18 / Luke 6:14 and Acts 1:13 merely mention Nathanael as...