Who chose the Apostles to lead the Church?
Yet Jesus changed Peter’s name from Simon to Petra, or the rock, and chose him to lead the Christian church. Peter wasn’t the first called among the 12 disciples.
Why did Jesus choose Peter to be the leader of the church?
But Jesus chose Peter. The main reason could not be Peter’s character of his strength, but rather the strength of his faith. Deep down he knew himself to be weak and imperfect, hence he was convinced that his total security and strength could only come from a power greater than his own.
Why did Jesus choose the disciples he chose?
Fishermen had traits that Jesus valued in his disciples. He chose disciples that were willing to learn. He chose disciples that were patient and determined. And above all, Jesus didn’t choose kings for a reason; he picked ordinary people because they needed Jesus to go on.
How did Jesus recruit his disciples?
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. “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.” At once they left their nets and followed him.