May 2015

Following Jesus 35

As we examine the Twelve Disciples of Jesus, we now begin to view the second group of four. Following Philip and Nathanael is Matthew. How are followers of Jesus today like Matthew? Let’s begin by looking at some facts regarding the disciple Matthew, who was also known as Levi.

As we examine the Twelve Disciples of Jesus, we now begin to view the second group of four. Following Philip and Nathanael is Matthew. How are followers of Jesus today like Matthew? Let’s begin by looking at some facts regarding the disciple Matthew, who was also known as Levi.

Matthew was a tax collector for the Empire of Rome. Therefore, he was identified as a traitor to Israel and to his countrymen. As a tax collector, he most likely was a thief, involved in extortion and/or an outcast. He would be viewed as a first class traitor who worked for the oppressor.

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Following Jesus 34

As we examine the Twelve Disciples of Jesus, we now begin to view the second group of four. Following Philip is Nathanael. Are you like Nathanael? The primary text in Scripture which specifically speaks about Nathanael is John 1:43-51.

As we examine the Twelve Disciples of Jesus, we now begin to view the second group of four. Following Philip is Nathanael. Are you like Nathanael? The primary text in Scripture which specifically speaks about Nathanael is John 1:43-51.

How are Jesus disciples today like Nathanael? What Observations about Nathanial, and followers of Jesus today, can be gathered from John 1:43-51?

Like Nathanael, a true follower of Jesus knows Scripture.

Secondly, a true disciple of Jesus may be prejudiced.

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Following Jesus 33

As we examine the Twelve Disciples of Jesus, we now begin to view the second group of four. Following Philip is Nathanael. Are you like Nathanael? The primary text in Scripture which specifically speaks about Nathanael is John 1:43-51.

As we examine the Twelve Disciples of Jesus, we now begin to view the second group of four. Following Philip is Nathanael. Are you like Nathanael? The primary text in Scripture which specifically speaks about Nathanael is John 1:43-51.

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Following Jesus 32

As we examine the Twelve Disciples of Jesus, we now begin to view the second group of four. Following Philip is Nathanael. Are you like Nathanael? The primary text in Scripture which specifically speaks about Nathanael is John 1:43-51.

As we examine the Twelve Disciples of Jesus, we now begin to view the second group of four. Following Philip is Nathanael. Are you like Nathanael? The primary text in Scripture which specifically speaks about Nathanael is John 1:43-51.

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Following Jesus 31

As we examine the Twelve Disciples of Jesus, we now begin to view the second group of four. Following Philip is Nathanael. Are you like Nathanael? The primary text in Scripture which specifically speaks about Nathanael is John 1:43-51.

As we examine the Twelve Disciples of Jesus, we now begin to view the second group of four. Following Philip is Nathanael. Are you like Nathanael? The primary text in Scripture which specifically speaks about Nathanael is John 1:43-51.

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Following Jesus 30

As we examine the Twelve Disciples of Jesus, we now begin to view the second group of four. Following Philip is Nathanael. Are you like Nathanael? The primary text in Scripture which specifically speaks about Nathanael is John 1:43-51.

As we examine the Twelve Disciples of Jesus, we now begin to view the second group of four. Following Philip is Nathanael. Are you like Nathanael? The primary text in Scripture which specifically speaks about Nathanael is John 1:43-51.

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Following Jesus 29

As we examine the Twelve Disciples of Jesus, we now begin to view the second group of four. Following Philip is Nathanael.

As we examine the Twelve Disciples of Jesus, we now begin to view the second group of four. Following Philip is Nathanael.

Are you like Nathanael? Let’s look at some biblical facts about Nathanael.

To begin with, Nathaniel’s full name was Nathanael Bartholomew. His name means “gift of God.” Nathanael was from Cana of Galilee (John 21:1-2). Phillip brought Nathanael to Jesus (John 1:45-51).

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Following Jesus 28

As we examine the Twelve Disciples of Jesus, we now begin to view the second group of four. In each and every listing of the twelve, Philip always begins the list of this second group. What do we know about Philip?

As we examine the Twelve Disciples of Jesus, we now begin to view the second group of four. In each and every listing of the twelve, Philip always begins the list of this second group. What do we know about Philip?

Phillip could be indecisive with other people.

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Following Jesus 27

As we examine the Twelve Disciples of Jesus, we now begin to view the second group of four. In each and every listing of the twelve, Philip always begins the list of this second group. What do we know about Philip.

As we examine the Twelve Disciples of Jesus, we now begin to view the second group of four. In each and every listing of the twelve, Philip always begins the list of this second group. What do we know about Philip.

His name means “lover of horses.” He is not to be confused with Phillip the deacon (Acts 6 & 8). Phillip is a Greek name but Phillip was Jewish. Why his parents gave him this name we do not know. When Greeks wanted to see Jesus, they approached Phillip (John 12:20-22).

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Following Jesus 26

We continue our examination of how followers of Jesus today are like the Apostle John. As such, they are persons committed to biblical love and truth. If this is the case, these followers of Jesus will demonstrate two realities or truths in their personal lives which John speaks of in 2 John 1-3.

We continue our examination of how followers of Jesus today are like the Apostle John. As such, they are persons committed to biblical love and truth. If this is the case, these followers of Jesus will demonstrate two realities or truths in their personal lives which John speaks of in 2 John 1-3.

To begin with, followers of Jesus know God, vs. 1-2. “The elder to the elect lady and her children, whom I love in truth, and not only I, but also all who know the truth, because of the truth that abides in us and will be with us forever:” (2 John 1:1-2 ESV)

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