Twelve Ordinary Men: How the Master Shaped His Disciples for Greatness, and What He Wants to Do with You

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Thomas Nelson Inc, May 8, 2006 - Religion - 224 pages
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Contrary to popular belief, we do not have to be perfect to do God's work. Look no further than the twelve disciples whose many weaknesses are forever preserved throughout the pages of the New Testament. Jesus chose ordinary men - fisherman, tax collectors, political zealots - and turned their weakness into strength, producing greatness from utter uselessness. MacArthur draws principles from Christ's careful, hands-on training of the original twelve disciples for today's modern disciple - you.

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Acknowledgments Introduction
Common Men Uncommon Calling
PeterThe Apostle with the FootShaped Mouth
AndrewThe Apostle of Small Things
JamesThe Apostle of Passion
JohnThe Apostle of Love
PhilipThe Bean Counter
NathanaelThe Guileless
MatthewThe Tax Collector and ThomasThe Twin
JamesThe Less SimonThe Zealot and Judas Not IscariotThe Apostle with Three Names
JudasThe Traitor

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John MacArthur is the pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, president of the Master’s College and Seminary, and featured teacher with the Grace to You media ministry. In more than four decades of ministry, John has written dozens of bestselling books, including The MacArthur Study Bible, The Gospel According to Jesus, and Slave. He lives in Los Angeles.

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