The synoptic writers agree that Peter and his brother, Andrew and the Two brothers, James and John the sons of Zebedee were the first four disciples to be called by Jesus. Matthew(4:18-25) and Mark(1:16-20) have the same setting for the call of disciples. According to Matthew, Jesus was walking by the sea of Galilee. He met two brothers, Peter and Andrew. They were casting a net into the sea for they were fishermen. And Jesus said to them, “follow me and I will make you fishers of men”. Immediately, they left their nets and followed Jesus. A little further from where Jesus called Peter and Andrew, he met two other brothers, James and John the sons of Zebedee. They were in a boat with their father mending their nets for they were also fishermen. Jesus called them immediately, James and John left their boatyard their father and followed Jesus.
i) It teaches Christians the right attitude to adopt towards God’s call to serve him.
ii) Christians should make quick response to God’s call to be evangelists.
iii) Christians must also respond immediately to God’s call to serve the nation in any capacity.
i) Eli did not train his children in the way of the Lord.
ii) He failed in his parental duties.
iii) He was careless about the things of God.
i) It breeds evil deeds in the life of children.
ii) It also leads to stubbornness in the life of children.
i) Christians will be rewarded in multitude.
ii) God will increase them.
iii) Christians will never lack any good thing.
i)God loves the humble minded and exalts him but debases the proud
ii)God gives grace to the humble ;he or she reaps the reward of humility
iii)God gives greatness to the humble
I)Principled he had character and integrity. He was honest. He was tempted at multiple times, and he resisted.
ii)Humble- the power and prestige of his position working for Pharaoh never changed him.
iii)Disciplined- Joseph had the proper long term perspective, even while in jail for a crime he didn’t commit.
i)Stephen, had Greek names, showing that the members of the early church considered it a universal institution, not just another sect of Judaism.
ii)Stephen’s death was illegal. The Sanhedrin was not authorized to impose the death penalty, but the stoning appeared to be the result of mob action.
iii)Stephen was the first martyr of the Christian church. His final words were similar to Jesus’ last words on the cross. Stephen was the only one to say Jesus was standing, instead of sitting,at his Father’s right hand.
i) Establish and strengthen the laws prescribed by the Qur’an
ii) Giving details and interpretations of the verses of the Qur’an that are still Mujmal
iii) Make the face and mind brighter
i)Cleansing of Heart
ii) Chance of Communication with Allah
iii) Quran will lead us to Paradise
iv) Fulfillment of Religious Duty
Primary source of SHARIAh:The primary source accepted universally by all Muslims is the Qur’an , the majority adhering also to the traditionally reported Sunnah , but rejected by others; Quranism . The Qur’an is the holy scripture of Islam, believed by Muslims to be the direct and unaltered word of God . The Sunnah consists of the alleged religious actions and quotations of the Islamic prophet muhammad , narrated through his Companions and the Imams