Best-selling author John MacArthur examines the twelve men that Christ chose as his disciples and helps us discover how we can transform our own imperfections into usable tools to impact others.
Contrary to popular belief, we do not have to be perfect to do God’s work. Look no further than the twelve disciples whose many weaknesses are forever preserved throughout the pages of the New Testament. Jesus chose ordinary men—fisherman, tax collectors, political zealots—and turned their weakness into strength, producing greatness from utter uselessness. MacArthur draws principles from Christ’s careful, hands-on training of the original twelve disciples for today’s modern disciple—you.
“Phase two of their calling was a call to ministry.” (Page 3)
“Matthew 10:1–4 and Luke 6:12–16 describe a third phase of their calling. This was their calling to apostleship.” (Page 4)
“There was a fourth phase of their calling, which occurred after Jesus’ resurrection.” (Page 5)
“Lasting leadership is grounded in character. Character produces respect. Respect produces trust. And trust motivates followers.” (Page 47)
“The first name in all four lists is Peter. He thus stands out as the leader and spokesman for the whole company of twelve.” (Page 29)