Secrets of the Apostles

The Stories You Do Not Hear in Sunday School

by W.C. Hinzie



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/7/2011

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 144
ISBN : 9781449722197
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 144
ISBN : 9781449721862
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 144
ISBN : 9781449723460

About the Book

This study describes the lives of the twelve disciples called by Jesus Christ for training, repentance, and transformation into effective and spirit-filled apostles. They were charged with establishing the Church of Jesus Christ in the hostile world of Jewish, Greek, Roman, and many other groups of intense unbelievers.

They were laymen, untrained in deep Jewish doctrine but practiced as businessmen and filled with zeal for the Jewish Messiah to return. They wanted to be a part of his new kingdom and expected major roles in ruling Israel. They became the first of many converts to see that the Jews had missed the heart of God’s message and the new message was that they would die to their own minds, wills, and emotional structures and replace it with the will of their Father through the Holy Spirit.

Jesus taught them for more than ten thousand hours of practical ministry, teaching, and supernatural endowment during their time together. This is considerably more hours than it takes to achieve a doctorate in theology today. In this time, they were still incapable of standing up to the Jewish authorities, until endued with power from on high at Pentecost. These secrets, which the apostles found in their ministries, will help the disciple who is serious about transforming his or her life and knowledge of the Gospel into effective ministry.

About the Author

W.C. Hinzie has been a layman and teacher of the Bible for the past thirty-five years, with the majority of studies in the New Testament Church formation, structure, and growth in the first century. He has owned several businesses, served in Vietnam, and been a teaching elder in several churches.

You do not have to be around "W C" long to realize that his heart has been captivated by Jesus and is a passionate Christ follower. It is within the pages of this book that the transparency of his passion is realized as he takes us on a journey into discovering the hearts of the twelve apostles. I invite you to join this journey and get to know the followers of Jesus in such an intimate way that you may find yourself woven within the tapestry of this journey.

Pastor and friend,

Dave De Haan, Community Life Pastor, First Assembly of God, Cedar Rapids, IA