The 12 Disciples of Jesus
Andrew - Originally a disciple of John the Baptist. (He led his brother Simon to Christ)
Simon Peter (Andrew’s brother) - Rock of the church. (A fisherman, denied Jesus before the crucifixion.)
James (son of Zebedee) - Also a fisherman. A strong person who insisted that Christ’s followers “walk the talk.”
John (son of Zebedee) - Also a fisherman. A strong person who cared for Jesus’ mother and stressed grace.
Phillip - Andrew’s close friend, also a fisherman. He led Bartholomew to Christ.
Bartholomew (Nathanael) - Questioning at first, but accepted Jesus of Nazareth. Loyal.
Matthew (Levi)- Once a despised tax collector, he changed his profession and followed Jesus. Wrote the Gospel of Matthew.
Thomas - Doubted the resurrection. Was willing to risk his own life for Jesus.
James (Alpheus’ son) - Mentioned in Gospel accounts.
Thaddeus (James’ son) - A real follower and preacher of Christ.
Simon - Known as a zealot or patriot. He saw the vision.
Judas Iscariot - Ultimate betrayer of Jesus, who kept the money for the group.