The Two Most Obscure Apostles

Thaddaeus and James, the son of Alphaeus, are likely the two apostles about which we know the least. Regardless, they still set a strong example for us. As apostles, we know that they were active and instrumental in spreading the gospel and growing the church in the first century, even if their work is more obscure than that of others like Peter, Paul, and John. Their names are included on the foundation of the walls of “New Jerusalem” (Rev. 21:14). Christians today should be willing to render any service we can to the Lord, even if it is obscure and unnoticed by others. We should constantly be willing to put the spotlight on Jesus instead of ourselves.

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