Mark 3:13–21 (ESV) 13 And he went up on the mountain and called to him those whom he desired, and they came to him. 14 And he appointed twelve (whom he also named apostles) so that they might be with him and he might send them out to preach 15 and have authority to cast out demons. 16 He appointed the twelve: Simon (to whom he gave the name Peter); 17 James the son of Zebedee and John the brother of James (to whom he gave the name Boanerges, that is, Sons of Thunder); 18 Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Zealot, 19 and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him. 20 Then he went home, and the crowd gathered again, so that they could not even eat. 21 And when his family heard it, they went out to seize him, for they were saying, “He is out of his mind.”
Theme of Mark 3:7–8:21: We are seeing the development of three groups in Marks story: 1. Crowds, 2. Disciples, 3. The Opposition
A Melodic line of 3:13-21: Christ will establish His kingdom through the lives of twelve common people.
Christ will establish his kingdom…
…through the lives…
- “he desired”:
- “they came to him”:
- be with-send them-to preach-have authority:
…of twelve common people…
- They are unknowns (many of them) even to this day:
- They were common folk:
- Through betrayal:
•What are the characteristics of “the disciple” when compared to the “follower of Christ”?
•Why would Jesus call a person who would betray Him and others who would forsake Him?