21 Jun Matthew 10:2-4

Now the names of the twelve apostles are these: The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; and James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; Simon the Zealot, and Judas Iscariot, the one who betrayed Him.

As you read through the list of Jesus’ apostles, what details are provided relative to their lives, backgrounds, family histories, etc.? Was there anything extraordinary about these men relative to their education, work experience, social status, etc.? Why might Jesus choose to use ordinary men to accomplish His extraordinary purpose?