Jesus Christ Chooses His Apostles
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“Jesus Christ Chooses His Apostles,” Friend, August 2009, 34–35

Jesus Christ Chooses His Apostles

One day Jesus taught people while standing on a boat near the shore. The boat belonged to a man named Peter. Peter and his friends had fished all night, but they didn’t catch any fish. After Jesus finished teaching, He told Peter to take the boat into deep water. Then He told Peter and his friends to put their fishing nets in the water. They caught so many fish that their nets began to break. Peter and his friends were amazed. They knew that Jesus made this happen. Peter knelt by the feet of Jesus. Peter said he was not worthy to be near Jesus. Jesus told Peter not to be afraid. Two friends of Peter were brothers. Their names were James and John. Jesus told Peter, James, and John that He would make them fishers of men. Jesus chose Peter, James, and John and nine more men to be leaders of His Church. Jesus gave the 12 men the priesthood, and they became the 12 Apostles.

Jesus Preaching in a Ship by James Tissot; illlustrations by Mark Robison