Matt 10:2-4

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  1. Speedpass

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    Regarding the order in which the 12 Apostles are listed, is there anything singnificant about this order? Is Peter listed first because his ministry was the most significant of the 12, or is there something else we can glean from this?
     
  2. Aaron

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    I'm certain the Holy Spirit did nothing spuriously. I'm sure there is a significance, though I haven't thought much about it.

    What are your thought?

    [ January 04, 2003, 04:15 PM: Message edited by: Aaron ]
     
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    Prominance is given to Simon Peter through much of the foundation of the early church, including his sermon on the day of Pentecost, and his vision of the unclean foods and the taking of the Gospel to the gentile house of Cornelious. But his position is NOT one of preeminance for Paul stands against Peter at the Jerusalem Council, in regards to the Judaizing of the gentile converts, and it is James who has the final say.

    It is the Apostolic statement of faith upon which the Church is built, with Christ the chief cornerstone, not Peter himself.

    May God so bless His precious children.

    A servant of Christ,
    Drew
     
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    Kind of makes you wonder when "Adam and Eve" are listed, or "Mary and Martha".
     
  5. Clint Kritzer

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    From William Burkitt's Expository notes:

     
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    The disciples are always in the same order by GROUP. That is the first 4 (always headed by Peter); the second 4 (always headed by Philip); the other 4 (always headed by James the less).

    Within each group, the order is scrambled in each of the lists in the Gospels and Acts. But evidently there WAS a defacto hierarchy and leadership within the disciples.

    One other thought - there WAS an inner circle of disciples who were always singled out as the leaders by Jesus. Peter, James and John were with Jesus on the Mount of Transfiguration and apart from the rest on other occasions, too.
     
  7. Aaron

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    Something came home to me one evening in 2001. I was at the Great Passion Play in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. When they portrayed Christ taking aside Peter, James and John, and I actually watched this group of men leave the main group I thought to myself, "What a wretched man I am. If I were of the 8 left alone I would be thinking: What about me? What makes Peter, James and John so special? Why can't I go?"

    Somehow seeing this thing portrayed made me repent of my discontent with the calling that God had given me.

    What of those Apostles whose writings were never considered a part of the canon of Scriptures?

    Isn't there something in the Psalms about, "I would rather be a door-keeper in the House of the Lord...???"

    O wicked and perverse pride and ambition! O wretched man that I am!
     

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