What is the difference between a disciple and an apostle?
Here's the answer:
A disciple is someone who follows Jesus. An apostle is sent on mission by God.
It is common to hear about the twelve disciples and the apostles of the Lord. A disciple is someone who follows Jesus. This means you are a disciple if you have chosen to follow Jesus. As believers, we are called to learn from Him and follow Him with all our hearts.
An apostle is someone who is sent on mission by God. Some examples of apostles are Paul, Peter, and John. Apostles were those who saw the risen Lord, were chosen by the Holy Spirit, and were able to perform miraculous miracles.
There are not any apostles in the present day, but there are disciples. Are you a disciple of Jesus? Do you follow Him?
"Then Jesus came to them. He said, 'All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. So you must go and make disciples of all nations. Baptize them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Teach them to obey everything I have commanded you. And you can be sure that I am always with you, to the very end'" (Matthew 28:18-20).
"He appointed 12 of them so that they would be with him. He would also send them out to preach" (Mark 3:14).
"Whoever doesn’t carry their cross and follow me can’t be my disciple" (Luke 14:27).