So we have five. Andrew , John , Simon Peter , Philip , and Nathanael . These are the first five disciples. They are also apostles.
In Christian tradition, the Four Evangelists are Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John , the authors attributed with the creation of the four Gospel accounts in the New Testament that bear the following titles: Gospel according to Matthew; Gospel according to Mark; Gospel according to Luke and Gospel according to John .
The Gospel of Matthew and the Gospel of Mark report the call of the first disciples by the Sea of Galilee: As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen.
In these accounts, Jesus and three of his apostles, Peter, James , and John, go to a mountain (the Mount of Transfiguration) to pray. On the mountain, Jesus begins to shine with bright rays of light. Then the prophets Moses and Elijah appear next to him and he speaks with them.
And Jesus, walking by the Sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. 19 Then He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” 20 They immediately left their nets and followed Him.
The transformation of water into wine at the Marriage at Cana or Wedding at Cana is the first miracle attributed to Jesus in the Gospel of John.
Peter , a Jewish fisherman, was called to be a disciple of Jesus at the beginning of Jesus ‘ ministry. He received from Jesus the name Cephas (from Aramaic Kepa [“Rock”]; hence Peter , from Petros, a Greek translation of Kepa).
28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee upon the waters. 29 And he said, Come. And Peter went down from the boat, and walked upon the waters to come to Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried out, saying, Lord, save me.
The Sermon is the longest continuous discourse of Jesus found in the New Testament and has been one of the most widely quoted elements of the Canonical Gospels. It includes some of the best- known teachings of Jesus , such as the Beatitudes, and the widely recited Lord’s Prayer.
They show when the passage is taken in context (Luke 22:36-38), Jesus is also aware of fulfilling prophecy and makes a surprising statement that two swords are “enough.” He said to them, “But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don’t have a sword , sell your cloak and buy one.
The word “peter” in Hebrew means “rock”. Jesus named Simon this as he was Jesus’s “rock” always first to back Jesus up and stand up for Him. Peter means “rock” in Latin, and is a play on words and Jesus was saying to Peter that he was changing his name from Simon to Cephas (Rock) because of the Rock of his faith.
Lazarus. The Beloved Disciple has also been identified with Lazarus of Bethany, based on John 11:5: “Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus”, and John 11:3 “Therefore his sisters sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick.”
During the life and ministry of Jesus in the 1st century AD, the apostles were his closest followers and became the primary teachers of the gospel message of Jesus .
Feast of the Transfiguration, Christian commemoration of the occasion upon which Jesus Christ took three of his disciples, Peter , James, and John, up on a mountain, where Moses and Elijah appeared and Jesus was transfigured, his face and clothes becoming dazzlingly bright (Mark 9:2–13; Matthew 17:1–13; Luke 9:28–36).