Day 3- Getting to know James son of Zebedee and Salome
James like his brother John was one of the three disciples in Jesus inner circle. James like his brother had a hot temperament and that was one of the reasons Jesus called him the son of thunder. He assisted Jesus on three important missions. He was with Jesus when he resurrected Jairus daughter;with Jesus during his transfiguration; and he was also one of the three that was with Jesus when he went to pray at Gethsemane. I believe James clearly had to be a trust worthy person based off the simple fact that Jesus included him in major events in his life. James one day asked Jesus if he or his brother could sit at his right and the other at the left of his glory. Jesus response to his question, Mark 10:38 38 “You don’t know what you are asking,” Jesus said. “Can you drink the cup I drink or be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with?”
15 years after being called to follow Jesus by the lakeside, James would become the first apostle after Jesus death to become a martyr. James death is also the only death of the twelve that was recorded in the scriptures. James played a major part in the great commission, spreading the gospel which eventually cost him his life. James gave it all for Jesus!!!!
12 It was about this time that King Herod arrested some who belonged to the church, intending to persecute them. 2 He had James, the brother of John, put to death with the sword.