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  1. Nov 16, 2023 · To understand the power of Simon’s calling, you must appreciate how surprising it was that Jesus wanted him as a disciple. Zealots like Simon focused on earthly politics, but Jesus’ kingdom was heavenly. In calling Simon, Jesus made it clear that He was not intimidated by this disciple’s past. Simon had righteous zeal, but needed to ...

  2. Was crucified in England for spreading the Gospel. Simon the Zealot is one of the greatest cases of the changing power of Christ. He was a Zealot for much of his life, which meant he was extremely legalistic and held a deep-set hatred towards the Romans and any who had dealings with them. Simon was called by Jesus and was completely changed.

  3. Why did Jesus choose Simon the Zealot? Each of the apostles was chosen for a specific reason. Jesus was the ultimate judge of character and saw an intensity in Simon the Zealot that would work well in spreading the gospel. Simon the Zealot must have been shaken by the violence of Jesus ‘ crucifixion. Simon was powerless to prevent it.

  4. Jan 9, 2024 · James, Son of Zebedee. James, Son of Zebedee and Salome, brother of Apostle John was also one of Jesus’ 12 disciples. He was a fisherman who lived in Bethsaida, Capernaum, and Jerusalem. James, part of Jesus’ inner circle, is often called James the Greater. This is to distinguish him from James, Son of Alpheus.

  5. The Twelve Apostles … 3 Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; 4 Simon the Zealot, and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed Jesus. 5 These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: “Do not go onto the road of the Gentiles or enter any town of the Samaritans.…

  6. Apr 28, 2023 · St. Simon (Commonly Called the Zealot) By John Kitto. This apostle, in the catalogue of our Lord’s chosen disciples, is styled “Simon the Canaanite,” whence some are of the opinion that he was born at Cana in Galilee; and it is generally thought that he was the bridegroom mentioned by St. John, at whose marriage our blessed Saviour turned ...

  7. Nov 5, 2020 · As “Simon” was a common name in Jesus’ context, it is not surprising that the Twelve included more than one. Regarding this Simon’s name, “Zealot,” there are possibilities. Either “Zealot” is about the apostle’s passionate faith, or his membership in a New Testament group called the “Zealots,” or both.

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