Posted by: mikenicholsblog | September 23, 2015

how can He use me?

Over the last several weeks, our articles have centered on the lives of twelve men who journeyed with Jesus. It is easy when focusing on the individual apostles to miss the scope of the entire group. So as we conclude their story is our story—the twelve apostles who walked with Christ, I felt it would be appropriate to give one last glimpse at the group … as a whole. My wife originally did this chart, and I feel it puts a good exclamation on these men. Please take a moment to review each apostle to solidify their story in your mind.

 An Overview of the Twelve:

Twelve men with less than stellar credentials, yet they were used of God to change the world (excluding Judas). The chart was gleaned from reading the marvelous work of John MacArthur, Twelve Ordinary Men. His work gave diligence to the historical records concerning issues like where they ministered and how they died. It is amazing to picture the impact these ordinary men had on the world. Just looking at how everyone, except Judas Iscariot, is recorded to have died gives me a sense of awe, humility and “would I have been willing to sacrifice,” feelings all wrapped into one. 

We concluded this series with the replacement to Judas Iscariot, Matthias. Our next post will focus on one more apostle, who also was amazing in his impact…..The Apostle Paul.

When we see how God used these men, we must ask, “How can he use me?”


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