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With Children Around

Jesus with childrenJesus house faith was of great significance in the Early Church. Jesus called himself "the householder" in Matthew 10.25 and spoke of "his own house." He described himself in Matthew 10.24 as, "the master of the house" and his disciples as "servants of the household."

Brothers, Sisters and Mother

Jesus with familyJesus faith and that of his brothers, sisters, mother and family, matured after his resurrection, even though they did not appear to figure largely in his earthly ministry. His brother James became bishop (or president) of the Jesus house in Jerusalem after Peter had been executed. The historian Eusebius reported that after James was martyred another relative, a cousin of Jesus called Simon son of Clopas, became the leader of the Jesus household in Jerusalem. Yet another brother, Jude, composed an epistle which found its way into the canon of the Bible. James and Jude were of the line of David, and blood brothers to Jesus. Christianity in the first century was seen very much as a family affair.

"Jesus House Faith"
by Ron Meacock © 2018

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