29~More About “Unlikely Crew”

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BACKGROUND FOR THIS EPISODE

(In Order of Appearance)

NEW TESTAMENT OF THE BIBLE:
  • Mark 3:8from Jerusalem, from the land of Idumea, from the area across the Jordan River, and from the cities of Tyre and Sidon. They heard about the things Jesus was doing. So, they came to him.
  • Luke 6:13 – When morning came, Jesus called his followers and chose twelve of them. He named them “apostles.” They were…
  • John 15:1-5, 18-27 – “I am the True Vine. My Father is the Farmer. 2My Father takes away any branch in me which is not producing fruit. My Father trims each branch which is producing fruit, so that it will produce more fruit. 3You are already clean, because of the message which I have spoken to you. 4Stay in me, and I will stay in you. No branch can produce fruit on its own; it must stay on the vine. In the same way, you cannot produce, unless you stay in me. 5I am the Vine; you are the branches. Who will produce much fruit? The person who stays in me and in whom I stay. You can do nothing without me…
  • John 15:18-27 – “If the people of the world hate you, remember that they hated me first. 19If you were from the world, the people of the world would love their own people. I chose you from out of the world. You are not in the world anymore. That is why the people of the world hate you. 20Do you remember the lesson I taught you: ‘No slave is more important than his master.’? Since they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. Since they obeyed my teaching, they will obey your teaching, too. 21The people of the world will do all these things to you, because of my name; they didn’t know the One who sent me. 22If I had not come and talked to them, they would not be so guilty, but now, they have no excuse for their sin. 23A person who hates me hates my Father, too. 24They would not be so guilty if I had not performed deeds among them which no one has ever done. But they have now seen the miracles. They have hated me and my Father. 25It was necessary for this verse written in their law to come true: ‘They have no reason to hate me.’ (Psalms 35:1926“I will send you the Comforter from the Father. He is the Spirit of truth who is coming out from the Father. When he comes, he will tell the truth about me. 27You will testify, too, because you were with me from the very beginning.”
  • Matthew 10:2-4- These are the names of the twelve apostles: First there was Simon (called Peter); Andrew (Peter’s brother); James (the son of Zebedee); John (James’ brother); 3Philip; Bartholomew; Thomas; Matthew (the tax collector); James (the son of Alphaeus); Thaddaeus; 4Simon the Revolutionary;a and Judas Iscariot (He turned against Jesus.).
  • John 5:17-18 — Jesus answered them, “My Father always works and I must work, too.’ 18Because of this, the Jewish leaders were trying even harder to kill Jesus. They thought that Jesus was not only breaking the rules about the sabbath day, but he was also claiming that God was his own Father, thus putting himself on the same level with God.
  • Mark 3:6 – Immediately, the Pharisees and the followers of Herod Antipasa left. They began to make a plot to kill Jesus.
  • John 3:22 – After this, Jesus and his followers went to the land of Judea. He stayed there with them and he was immersing some people. 
  • Matthew 10:1, 5-6 – Jesus called his twelve followers. He gave them the authority to throw out evil spirits and to heal every kind of disease and sickness…5Jesus sent out these twelve men with these orders: “Don’t go off into any non-Jewish area. Don’t go into any Samaritan town. 6Instead, go to the lost sheep—the people of Israel. 
  • Matthew 11:1 – When Jesus finished giving these orders to his twelve followers, he left there to teach and to proclaim among their towns. 
  • John 1:44 – Philip was from Bethsaida, the same town where Andrew and Peter lived. 
  • His hometown was Bethsaida, the same as…Peter.  Simon in the original Greek language means “hearer.”  The name Peter in the original Greek language is petros or “stone”.  [Note:  Rock in the original Greek language is petra.] 
  • John 18:10 – Simon Peter had a sword. He pulled it out and struck the high priest’s servant, cutting off his right ear. (The servant’s name was Malchus.) 
  • Acts 12:3 – Herod saw that the Jewish leaders liked this. So he decided to arrest Peter, too. (This happened during the time of the Feast of Unleavened Bread.a
  • John 1:4141The first thing that Andrew did was to find his own brother, Simon. Andrew said to him, “We have found the Messiah!” (This word means ‘Christ.’g
  • When the Mosaic Age began, Moses was given the power to perform miracles, and he passed some of it on to his brother and 70 elders.  When the Prophetic Age began, Elijah was given the power to perform miracles, and he passed some of it on to Elisha.  When the Christian Age began, the twelve Apostles were given the power to perform miracles, and they passed some of it on to first-century Christians.  Search the scriptures to verify this.
  • John 6:8 – One of Jesus’ followers, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to Jesus,…
  • John 12:20-22  20Some non-Jewish people had come up to Jerusalem to worship God at the festival. 21They came to Philip, who was from the town of Bethsaida in Galilee. They kept saying to him, “Sir, we want to meet Jesus.” 22Philip went and told Andrew. Andrew and Philip came and spoke to Jesus.
  • John 1:44 – Philip was from Bethsaida, the same town where Andrew and Peter lived. 
  • Luke 5:10 James and John, the sons of Zebedee, were amazed, too. (James and John were partners with Simon.) Jesus said to Simon, “Don’t be afraid. From now on, you will catch people, instead of fish!”
  • Mark 1:16-21  While Jesus was walking beside Lake Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew. They were fishermen. They were throwing their nets into the lake. 17Jesus said to them, “Follow me and I will make you fishermen—of people!” 18Immediately, they left their nets and followed him. 19Jesus went a little farther and saw James and his brother, John. They were in a boat preparing their nets. They were sons of Zebedee. 20Suddenly, Jesus invited them, too. They left their father, Zebedee, in the boat with the hired workers. And they followed Jesus. 21They went into the town of Capernaum. On the sabbath day, when Jesus went into the synagogue, he began to teach the people right away. 22They were amazed at what he taught. Jesus was teaching them as one with authority—not as the teachers of the law.
  • Matthew 27:56 – Some of them were: Mary (from the town of Magdala); Mary (the mother of James and Joseph); and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.
  • Mark 15:40 – Some women were there, too. They were far away, watching. Some of them were: Mary (from the town of Magdala); Mary (the mother of the younger James and Joses); and Salome.
  • John 19:25 – Jesus’ mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary from the town of Magdala stood near the cross. 
  • Luke 9:53-54 – But the people there would not welcome him, because he was heading toward Jerusalem. 54James and John, the followers of Jesus, saw this. They asked, “Lord, do you want us to call fire down from heaven and burn up these people!?”e
  • Acts 12:2 – He ordered that James be killed with a sword. (James was the brother of John.) 
  • John 18:16 – Peter stood outside at the gate. The other follower, the one known to the high priest, went outside and told the gatekeeper to let Peter come in. 
  • I John 2:1818Young children, the time of the end is near! You have heard that the enemy of Christd is coming. And now, many enemies of Christ are already here. Therefore, we know that the time of the end is near. 
  • Revelation 1:9 – I am John, your brother. In Jesus I share with you the trouble, the endurance, and the kingdom. I was on an island called Patmos. They put me there, because I proclaimed the message of God and the evidence about Jesus. 
  • John 1:44-45 – Philip was from Bethsaida, the same town where Andrew and Peter lived. 45Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one whom Moses wrote about in the law. The prophets wrote about him, too! He is Jesus, the son of Joseph, from the village of Nazareth.”
  • John 6:5-7 – Jesus looked up and saw that a large crowd was coming toward him. He said to Philip, “Where can we buy enough food to feed so many people?” 6(Jesus said this to test Philip; Jesus knew what he was going to do.) 7Philip answered him, “Two hundred silver coins’ worth of food would not be enough for them—even if each person had only a small amount!”
  • John 12:20-22 – Some non-Jewish people had come up to Jerusalem to worship God at the festival. 21They came to Philip, who was from the town of Bethsaida in Galilee. They kept saying to him, “Sir, we want to meet Jesus.” 22Philip went and told Andrew. Andrew and Philip came and spoke to Jesus. 
  • John 21:2 – Simon Peter, Thomas (the one called “The Twin”), Nathanael (the one from the town of Cana in Galilee), the sons of Zebedee, and two more followers were all together. 
  • John 1:28,45,49 – This happened in the town of Bethany (the one across the Jordan River). John was immersing people there…45Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one whom Moses wrote about in the law. The prophets wrote about him, too! He is Jesus, the son of Joseph, from the village of Nazareth.”…49And Nathanael answered Jesus, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the king of the people of Israel!”
  • John 6:1 – After this, Jesus went back across Lake Galilee (Lake Tiberias). 
  • Matthew 10:2-3 – These are the names of the twelve apostles: First there was Simon (called Peter); Andrew (Peter’s brother); James (the son of Zebedee); John (James’ brother); 3Philip; Bartholomew; Thomas; Matthew (the tax collector); James (the son of Alphaeus); Thaddaeus; 
  • John 1:47,50 – Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him. Jesus said this about Nathanael: “Look, here is a real man of Israel! There is nothing false about him!”…50Jesus answered him, “Do you believe because I told you that I saw you under that fig tree? You will see even greater things than this. 51I am telling you the truth: You will all see heaven open and God’s angels coming down and going up from me.”i
  • Matthew 10:9-10 – Don’t take along any gold, silver, or copper in your money-belts. 10Don’t take a bag for the trip, an extra suit of clothes, shoes, or a walking cane. A worker should be given his pay. 
  • John 11:16 – (At first, Jesus’ followers didn’t understand these things, but later, when Jesus was raised to life in glory, they remembered that these things had been written about him and that they had done these things for him.)
  • John 20:24-26 – Thomas (the one called “The Twin”) was one of the twelve apostles. He was not with them when Jesus came. 25The other followers continued to tell Thomas, “We have seen the Lord Jesus!” Thomas said to them, “I will never believe it, unless I see the marks of the nails in his hands, unless I put my finger into the marks of the nails, unless I put my hand into his side!” 26A week later, Jesus’ followers were inside again. Thomas was with them, too. The doors were locked, but Jesus came and stood in the middle of them and said, “Peace be to you!” 
  • Mark 2:14 – As Jesus was walking along, he saw Levi, the son of Alphaeus, sitting at the tax office. Jesus said to him, “Follow me.” Then Levi got up and followed him.
  • Luke 5:29-30 – Then Levi, in his own home, gave a big banquet in honor of Jesus. At the table, there were many tax collectors and some other people. 30The Pharisees and those men who taught the law for the Pharisees began to complain to the followers of Jesus, saying, “Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners!?”
  • Matthew 10:17 – “Watch out for people! They will betray you to the local Jewish courts. They will whip you in their synagogues. 
  • Mark 3:14,18 – He appointed twelve and named them “apostles.”b He wanted them to be with him and to send them out to proclaim… 
  • John 19:25 – Jesus’ mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary from the town of Magdala stood near the cross. 
  • John 14:22 – Judas (not Judas Iscariot) said to Jesus, “Lord, what has happened that you are ready to reveal yourself to us, but not to the people of the world?”
  • Matthew 10:18-20 – Men will take you to be judged in front of governors and kings because you are associated with me. You can tell them and the nations of the world all of the things you have seen me do. 19When they turn against you, don’t worry about what you will say or how you will speak. At that time, what you should speak will be given to you. 20You will not be doing the talking; it will be the Spirit of your heavenly Father who will be speaking through you.
  • John 13:2929Since Judas kept the group’s bag of money, some were thinking that Jesus meant: “Buy what we need for the feast.” or “Give something to the poor people.” 
  • Mark 6:27 – Immediately, the king sent a special guard away with orders to bring John’s head. He left. He cut off John’s head in the prison. 
  • Mark 6:30–32 The apostles came together to Jesus. They told him everything they had done and taught. 31There were so many people coming and going that they didn’t even have a chance to eat. So, Jesus said to them, “Let us go away to a quiet place to be alone. We can relax a little.”32So, they left in a small boat to be alone in a place where there were no people, 
OLD TESTAMENT OF THE BIBLE:
  • Genesis 35:10, 23-26 God said to him, “Your name will no longer be ‘Jacob.’ From now on, your name will be ‘Israel,’ not Jacob. ” So, God named him “Israel.”…These were the twelve sons of Jacob: 23The sons of Leah were: Reuben (Jacob’s firstborn), Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun. 24The sons of Rachel were: Joseph and Benjamin. 25The sons of Bilhah, Rachel’s slave-woman, were: Dan and Naphtali. 26The sons of Zilpah, Leah’s slave-woman, were: Gad and Asher. These were the sons who were born to Jacob when he was in Padan-Aram.
  • “Iscariot”, Judas’ second name means “of Kerioth” a town in the territory of Judah near Jerusalem (Joshua 15:25).
  • Joshua 14:13-14 – So, Joshua blessed Caleb, the son of Jephunneh. He allotted to him the city of Hebron for his land-inheritance.l 14Therefore, Hebron still belongs to the family of Caleb, the son of Jephunneh, the Kenizite. It is their land-inheritance until this very day, because Caleb completely trusted Yahweh, the God of Israel.m 
  • I Chronicles 2:50-51 – These were Caleb’s descendants: Caleb’s son, Hur, was the firstborn son of his mother, Ephrathah. Hur’s sons were: Shobal, Salma, and Hareph. Shobal was the father of Kiriath-Jearim. Salma was the father of Beth-Lechem. And, Hareph was the father of Beth-Gader.
  • Exodus 31:1-3 – Then Yahweh said to Moses, 2“Listen, I have chosen Bezalel from the tribe of Judah to be the general foreman. He is the son of Uri and the grandson of Hur.a 3I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with talent, understanding, and knowledge, and with all kinds of skill 

OTHER JESUS QUOTES IN THIS EPISODE

 

SPECIAL CHARACTERS APPEARING IN OTHER EPISODES

Season 6, Shadow of Death, “Torch Flight”

Season 6, Dream Maker, “Odyssey of Truth”

Season 4, Flood Gates, “Thunder Road”

Season 1, Dream Maker, “God Eyes”

Season 7, Come Fly With Me, “Whispering Hope”

Season 1, Dream Maker, “Weapons of Dust”

Season 2, Hearts Afire, “Holier Than Thou”

Season 3, Folk Hero, “Whirlwind”

Season 5, Promise Keeper, “Fallen Star”