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The Bible tells us that Jesus was a great teacher and choose twelve students who would be with Him to learn more about God. These students were called disciples. – Slide 1
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The first four Jesus found were fishermen. Simon (Peter) and Andrew left their fishing and their families and followed Jesus. – Slide 2
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James and John were on the sea of Galilee in their boat, fishing with their father Zebedee, when Jesus called them to follow Him. Straight away, they chose to go. – Slide 3
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Philip also came from Galilee. He and Bartholomew became disciples, too. They saw the miracles Jesus did and listened to everything He taught them. – Slide 4
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Matthew was a tax collector. He collected money from people, but left his important job and all his money, to become a disciple of Jesus. – Slide 5
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Thomas came when Jesus called him. He and James also left everything behind when they went and followed Jesus. The disciples were Jesus’ helpers. – Slide 6
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Last of all, Jesus chose Judas Iscariot. He loved money more than he loved God and he was the disciple who betrayed Jesus. Matthew, John and Peter wrote some of the books in the Bible. – Slide 7
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The 12 disciples were: Simon Peter, Andrew, James and John. Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas and Matthew. James the son of Alphaeus, Thaddeus, Simon and Judas Iscariot. – Slide 8
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