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Lesson 8: Jesus Calls His Apostles

Unit 3: Jesus Begins His Mission Second Quarter

Mind-map Making

How would you

describe a friend?

FRIEND

We Connect
In our life, we have persons whom we call as
friends. They are those persons who stay and spend time with us. Often times, we share our stories, even our secrets, to them. We laugh and cry with them. We trust them.

In His life here on earth,


Jesus also called some men to be His first friends. These men followed Jesus in His mission. They also learned from Him. We refer to them as the Apostles of Jesus.

We Connect

A. Who is an Apostle?apostolos, The word apostle - Greek

The word Apostle usually refers to the 12


men chosen by Jesus to be His companion in His mission. Later on, Jesus sent these 12 men to continue His mission of spreading the Good News. (CCC 857)

meaning "one who is sent."

APOSTLES
apostolos one who is sent away

DISCIPLES
DISCIPULUS one who Learns

FIRST twelve chosen men

THOSE WHO FOLLOW AND LEARN FROM JESUS

Peter and Andrew Mt 4:18-22

B. JESUS CALLS HIS APOSTLES

James and John, Sons of Zebedee Mt 4:18-22

B. JESUS CALLS HIS APOSTLES

Call of Levi Mark 2:13-17

B. JESUS CALLS HIS APOSTLES

Philip and Bartholomew

B. JESUS CALLS HIS APOSTLES

Thomas the Twin; James, Son of Alphaeus

B. JESUS CALLS HIS APOSTLES

Simon the Canaanite, Jude Thaddeus

B. JESUS CALLS HIS APOSTLES


Judas Iscariot (the traitor) and was replaced by Matthias

JESUS CALLS US TO BE HIS FRIENDS

Jesus invites us to be His friends.


Jesus calls everyone, even those who
had turned his or her back on Him. This quality of friendship is the same friendship He offered to the apostles two thousand years ago.

ST. PAUL OF TARSUS, THE APOSTLE TO THE GENTILES

St. Paul of Tarsus was originally known as Saul. He was a persecutor of CHRISTIANS.

ST. PAUL OF TARSUS, THE APOSTLE TO THE GENTILES

After a vision of Jesus


along the road to Damascus, Paul changed his heart and became one of the greatest missionaries of the Church.
(Read Act 9:1-21; 22:1-22; 26:9-24).

Due to his hard work, St. Paul was later known as the Apostle to the Gentiles. The word gentile refers to the people who are not Jews.

St. Paul became an apostle even if he was not part of the original twelve because he answered the call of Jesus to be His follower and friend.

Like the twelve apostles

We Respond

and St. Paul of Tarsus who accepted the invitation of Jesus, we too are called to follow Him, to be His friends.

We Respond
How can we show that we are answering the
call of Jesus?

What must we do to show that we are friends of


Jesus?

STUDENT ACTIVITY: HOW DO I ANSWER JESUS CALL OF FRIENDSHIP EVERYDAY?


Day of the Week

What can I do to answer the call of Jesus to be His friend?

Sunday Monday
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

Friday
Saturday

We Pray: Jesus My Friend

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Jesus My Friend