Summary: The Perfect Man spent all night praying about who would be His 12 disciples. We can learn much about how Jesus selected these 12 men and how God can use us in spite of our weakness.
1. Review Luke 6:12-13. What were 2 keys to Jesus selecting the 12 disciples?
2. What was the background of the 12 disciples? Were these ordinary or extraordinary men? Matthew 4:18-22, Luke 5:27, Acts 4:13
3. Were the 12 disciples young, middle aged or old men? How could this impact Christian youth today?
4. What does God say about the "wisdom" of the world? I Corinthians 1:20-25
5. What were the similarities and differences between the 12 disciples and Jesus' many disciples in verse 17? Did Jesus invest in everyone?
6. By extension, what are the similarities between apostles and disciples? Should both groups be willing to go out into the field? Does either of these groups have to go out in the field?
7. The 12 disciples may have been "ordinary" men, but did they have exemplary behavior and faith? Matthew 16:22-23, Mark 10:35-45, Luke 9:53
8. Are the 12 disciples an exemption or is God in the business of using broken vessels? Genesis 20:1-7, Exodus 2:11-15, II Samuel 12:1-7, I Kings 19:1-4
9. Speaking of which, what do we have to offer to God prior to salvation? and Psalm 143:2, Isaiah 64:6
10. As we realize our inadequacy before Him, is that where we really need to begin in serving God? John 15:1-5, II Corinthians 12:10, Philippians 4:13
11. It has been said, if we are full of self, we cannot be full of Christ. How does this relate to Galatians 2:20 and Colossians 1:29?