Day 2- Getting to know John)
John was the son of Zebedee and Salom and the brother of James.
He was a fisherman who was apart of the crew with his brother and Simon and Andrew. John was close and apart of Jesus inner circle along with his brother and Peter. Jesus gave him the nickname son of thunder because of his temperament. Jesus took him on three important missions in his life. He accompanied Jesus into the house for the raising of Jairus’s daughter; we was able to witness the glory of Jesus’s transfiguration on the mountain; he was chosen to support Jesus and witness the agony we would go through in the Garden of Gethsemane. Jesus also sent him and Peter out to find the home they would celebrate the Passover at. He also was referred as the “beloved disciple” the one Jesus loved. John was brought to Rome during the reign of the Emperor Domitian, and was thrown in a vat of boiling oil, from which he was miraculously preserved unharmed. He was the only disciple who didn’t die a martyr’s death. He died from natural causes but he lived a martyr’s life. John like Andrew truly had a important part with spreading the Gospel of Christ.
50 Hearing this, Jesus said to Jairus, “Don’t be afraid; just believe, and she will be healed.”51 When he arrived at the house of Jairus, he did not let anyone go in with him except Peter, John and James, and the child’s father and mother.
2 After six days Jesus took Peter, James and John with him and led them up a high mountain, where they were all alone. There he was transfigured before them.
32 They went to a place called Gethsemane, and Jesus said to his disciples, “Sit here while I pray.” 33 He took Peter, James and John along with him, and he began to be deeply distressed and troubled.
7 Then came the day of Unleavened Bread on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed. 8 Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and make preparations for us to eat the Passover.”