Claire Bell (South Australia, Australia)
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[Jesus] saw James and John . . . in their boat repairing the fishing nets. At that very moment he called them. They followed him, leaving their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired workers. - Mark 1:19-20 (CEB)
Jesus called brothers James and John at the same time. They followed immediately and were with Jesus throughout his ministry. Interestingly, almost every reference to James is in relation to John and Peter. James is what I call a “hidden disciple.”
James was one of the original disciples and, after...
Christ sees and cherishes each person who follows him.
The “hidden” disciples in my life
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