Jesus taught in front
of thousands of people throughout his lifetime. Wherever he went, huge crowds
followed him (Mark 5:24, Mark 10:1, Matthew 4:25, Matthew 8:1, Matthew 14:13).
But not everyone that
Jesus taught continued to follow him. Not everyone that followed him became his
disciple. And even within his disciples, Jesus had an inner circle—the ones he
invested in the most (Mark 9:2–3).
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