CHURCH EVENTS FOR THURSDAY, 7/31:
- Bible Study at 9:30am with Pr. Halaas
We find the names of the 12 apostles in Matthew 10:2-4, Mark 3:14-19, and Luke 6:13-16: "And when day came, He called his disciples and chose from them twelve, whom He named apostles: Simon, whom He named Peter, and Andrew his brother, and James and John, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon who was called the Zealot, and Judas the son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor".
Nathanael, believed to be the disciple Bartholomew, experienced a jarring first encounter with Jesus. When the
Apostle Philip called him to come and meet the Messiah, Nathanael was skeptical, but he followed along anyway. As Philip introduced him to Jesus, the Lord declared, "Here is a true Israelite,
in whom there is nothing false." Immediately Nathanael wanted to know, "How do you know me?"