But that was not the full substance of his ministry. He had also been training his disciples. They had been with him through the good, the bad, the ugly, and the miraculous, of the last few years. Jesus gathered them from all walks of life and all education levels. When Jesus asked them to follow him, they had no idea where he would lead them. During their time together, Jesus had been very intentional about teaching them, and giving them opportunities to apply what they had learned. Sometimes that went well, other times it had not. But it was all a part of the plan.