Hey everyone, my name is Gabriel, pretty much new here. Found out about grace sovereign while on reddit. I’m really excited about being here and I apologize in advance about my writing (live in the US but wasn’t born here).
Ice breaker question: If you could have a conversation with one of the Apostles, who would you choose.
It’s interesting you ask that question… I recently learned about a video series on YouTube and could not get enough of it! There are Six Episodes about Peter.
My answer would be Peter…
“A fisherman from the Sea of Galilee has his world disrupted when he meets Jesus. Immediately Jesus changes his name from Simon to Peter, meaning “Rock.” But Peter doesn’t understand why. The answer would be revealed over the next few years.
ABOUT THIS SERIES:
How did Peter transform from an uneducated fisherman into one of the most celebrated and beloved Jesus-followers in history? New Testament scholar Con Campbell (host of “In Pursuit of Paul”) wanted to find out. It’s one thing to read about people in Scripture. It’s another thing to trace their life histories to more fully understand their backgrounds and the profound effect Jesus had on them. Con invites you to join him in his pursuit of Peter.
Explore the places where Peter lived and traveled, starting by the Sea of Galilee where he labored as a fisherman–an unlikely disciple, but purposely called by Christ. Continue the journey to Jerusalem, Turkey, Rome, and other locations where Con meets people who provide insights into Peter’s passionate personality. You’ll see the life of Peter unfold through Scripture, interviews, and stunning on-location footage.”
I’d want to talk with Thaddaeus, since the Bible doesn’t say ANYTHING about him outside of listing him as one of the apostles. My man Thad gets no love and I imagine he’s left out of lots of “who’s your favorite apostle” discussions…plus I’d just love to hear stories about everything that happened and get his take since he was one of the guys that wasn’t in Jesus’ inner circle.
He will be able to give great insight into the eternal distinction between a professed faith, which stems from a heart that does not believe the Word of God; versus a true faith that stems from a heart regenerated by the Holy Spirit, predestined by the grace of God alone, through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ alone. To the Glory of God alone!