The Last Supper

At the Last Supper, Jesus met with his disciples for the last time before his death. He knew that he would be betrayed by Judas Iscariot and denied by Peter, two good friends. Nevertheless, he promised them his eternal love. Jesus said that a Holy Spirit would guide his followers.

All people need guidance. Where do you get your guidance from? How do you decide when to take guidance from a particular person?

Jesus Chooses His Apostles

Jesus had many disciples, or followers. He chose some of the disciples to be his close companions. They are known as the apostles. An apostle is a person who is sent on a mission. Jesus’ apostles went out to spread his message, which became the foundation of Christianity.

This passage from the Bible describes Jesus’ selection of the apostles.

At daybreak he called his disciples and selected twelve of them to be his apostles: Simon, to whom he gave the name Peter, and Ander his brother, James and John, Philip and Bartholomew, Matthew and Thomas, James son of Alphaeus,and Simon called the Zealot, Judas son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who turned traitor (Luke 6:13-16)

How many apostles were there? Name them all.