Matthew 10:2 – LEADERS AND LOVERS
The first four apostles that Matthew says Jesus chose, turned out to include two leaders and two lovers.
PETER LED THE CHURCH – See Acts 1 & 2 and other Acts passages for details. He was not the first pope, but he was the first significant leader.
ANDREW LED THE CHRISTLESS – Andrew was always bringing someone to Jesus. See John 1:40-42, 6:8-9, 12:20-22
JAMES PRACTICED LOVE TO THE MAX – Acts 12:1-2 – He loved Christ by giving his life as a martyr.
JOHN PREACHED LOVE TO THE MAX – 1 John 3:11-18, 4:7-11
The phrase “to the max” means to the maximum point. James and John did as much as they could to practice and preach love