Thursday, October 11, 2007

More on the Organization of Jesus

I'm looking in the Bible specifically for how Jesus built his "organization".

I continue today in Mark 3

A leader assesses the situation for potential problems and directs that wise provision be made. (Mark 3:9)

Mark 3:13-19 Forming the core team
Observations:
1) Jesus knew who he wanted and called them to himself
2) He appointed 12 that they might be with him (he was confident that these 12 spending time with him would be good for them)
3) He appointed 12 that he might send them out to preach and to have authority to cast out demons

2 comments:

Grant said...

I'd add a 4th. He knew that everyone of those men would one day fail him...some more spectacularly than others.

Kris said...

it's always good to catch up on your posts.
i esp. appreciated the last one - where the 'punishment fits the crime' for kids. i think that is the essence of good teaching. if kids don't see WHY they should do something, there is really no motivation for doing it (other than blind fear).

not really so different than adults, actually ....