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Jesus Chooses His Disciples -- and They're Not Geniuses Mark 1:14-20

Jesus Chooses His Disciples -- and They're Not Geniuses

Why has Jesus called us to be his disciples?

At a Glance

The World Genius Directory claims to be the definitive ranking of truly smart people. We're talking truly intimidating IQ's. You'd think that these are the kind of people Jesus would have chosen as his disciples. Yeah. Not so much.

Editors' Pick

For material based on today's OT text and Jonah the prophet, see "Killer Jobs," January 22, 2006, at

Who's the smartest person in the world?

Any ideas? You could make a case for Ken Jennings. He's the guy who won 74 consecutive matches on Jeopardy! and took home more than $2,500,000. You may be tempted to nominate Sheldon Cooper, the renowned physicist featured on The Big Bang Theory. True, he is smart. But he's a fictional character. Garry Kasparov is a name that's often brought up in discussions about smarts. He's the famous Russian chess player who, at the age of 22, became the world's youngest undisputed chess champion. Critics are quick to point out, however, that Kasparov was later beaten at chess ...

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