Daily Devotional

THE HIDDEN DISCIPLE


Jesus called brothers James and John at the same time. They followed immediately and were with Jesus throughout his ministry. Interestingly, almost every reference to James is in relation to John and Peter. James is what I call a “hidden disciple.”

James was one of the original disciples and, after Jesus’ resurrection, went on to help build the church. He seemed to be one of Jesus’ three closest friends, who sometimes were invited to experience events that the rest of the Twelve were not. But we know almost nothing else about James — neither his personality nor his ministry. He ...

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