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The Disciples: Stories of the Twelve

Jesus had a number of disciples, but there were twelve of them who stood out of all stories. At a glance, they seem to be heroes, but in fact, their stories witness those of such imperfect, ordinary folks as each of us are. This spring, Old Bridge invites you to explore the stories of the twelve. Indeed, it will be a powerful journey with ordinary stories that accomplish extraordinary vision.

April 21, 2024 - “Peter”

Peter is known as the first (or best) disciple of Jesus. But why would he be the first? He is too raw to be the best. He is not eloquent, smart, or careful. He just acted first. Wait… Could that be why?

April 28, 2024 - “Andrew”

Being second is not fun. Even more, for Andrew, he became Jesus’ disciples prior to his brother who is known to be the first. Nevertheless, Andrew didn’t mind being the second. And there was power in that.

May 5, 2024 - “James”

Family Worship: Kids are invited to worship with family

Holy Communion will be shared during the service

James died before any other disciples beside Judas did. And there was a reason. James was a man of passion, and he was an activist. His short life is one of the most powerful.

May 12, 2024 - “John”

John is widely known as the disciple of love, or beloved disciple. He, on the other hand, appears as a pretty competitive youngster in many parts of the gospels. Which John is real? Both, of course.

May 19, 2024 - “Phillip and Nathanael”

Pentecost celebration will follow the service

Phillip and Nathanael were good friends. One brought the other to Jesus, and they joined the squad together. But their personalities were quite different. Still, they were friends. There is a lesson for discipleship.

May 26, 2024 - “Matthew”

Matthew was a tax collector. That means he was hated, abandoned, and disgusted by his own community. Ironically, it seems as if such conditions softened the soil of Matthew’s heart when Jesus called him.

June 2, 2024 - “Simon the Zealot”

Family Worship: Kids are invited to worship with family

Holy Communion will be shared during the service

Zealots are known for their extreme passion. Often, their zeal even sounds incompatible with Jesus’ teachings. Still, one thing is sure. Their presence in Jesus’ group, like of many, empowered the movement.

June 9, 2024 - “Thomas”

‘Doubting’ is Thomas’ middle name. We call him in a sarcastic manner, as if doubting is about a half failure of faith. Maybe the truth is the opposite. Doubting and questioning can be the very start of strong faith.

June 16, 2024 - “James and Thaddeus”

Being an insignificant member of a group is not a fun thing. Nevertheless, when there is a major group, there are those who are minor, too. The thing is, it’s not always about who I am.

June 23, 2024 - “Judas Iscariot”

Judas is a unique disciple. Not only for the way he ended his journey with Jesus, but also for how he started it and where it is from. It is ironic that the most talented disciple ended up being a traitor.