The Apostles chosen by Jesus were men with faults such as we are. Jesus chose them in spite of their faults and used them to the glory of the Father. As the Apostle Paul gives us in :
First Corinthians 1: For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:
 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:
 That no flesh should glory in his presence.
Never let the Devil convince you that God does not have a purpose for you in His plans. God will use those who are willing to be used. I would like to look at the Apostles this morning and their imperfections.
In John we find an example of bigotry.
John. 1: Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.
 And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see.
Here Nathanael plainly says the people of Nazareth are no good. Nathanael knowing nothing about whom is speaking just categorically says Nazarites are no good.
In the gospel of Matthew we find:
Matthew 20: Then came to him the mother of Zebedee’s children with her sons, worshipping him, and desiring a certain thing of him.
 And he said unto her, What wilt thou? She saith unto him, Grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on the left, in thy kingdom.
 But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able.
 And he saith unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared of my Father.
 And when the ten heard it, they were moved with indignation against the two brethren.
What a couple of humble guys wanting to lord it over the other apostles. They must think them above the rest. A little bit of the sin of prde you think?
In Matthew we find also:
Matthew 16: Which when Jesus perceived, he said unto them, O ye of little faith, why reason ye among yourselves, because ye have brought no bread?
 Do ye not yet understand, neither remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets ye took up?
 Neither the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many baskets ye took up?
 How is it that ye do not understand that I spake it not to you concerning bread, that ye should beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees?
Here we find a fine example of ignorance. A lack of grasping Spiritual truth and inability not to think in the flesh.
In Matthew we find also:
Matthew 26: Peter answered and said unto him, Though all men shall be offended because of thee, yet will I never be offended.
 Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.
 Peter said unto him, Though I should die with thee, yet will I not deny thee. Likewise also said all the disciples.
Here we find a fine example of posturing and boasting.
In Matthew we also find:
Matthew 26: And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour?
 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
 He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done.
 And he came and found them asleep again: for their eyes were heavy.
 And he left them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words.
These men indeed were not supermen but had many weaknesses.
In the gospel of Luke we find:
Lu. 8:22] Now it came to pass on a certain day, that he went into a ship with his disciples: and he said unto them, Let us go over unto the other side of the lake. And they launched forth.
 But as they sailed he fell asleep: and there came down a storm of wind on the lake; and they were filled with water, and were in jeopardy.
 And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Master, master, we perish. Then he arose, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was a calm.
 And he said unto them, Where is your faith? And they being afraid wondered, saying one to another, What manner of man is this! for he commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey him.
Even in the presence of Jesus fear raised its head.
In the gospel of Luke we also find:
Luke 9: And it came to pass, when the time was come that he should be received up, he stedfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem,
 And sent messengers before his face: and they went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him.
 And they did not receive him, because his face was as though he would go to Jerusalem.
 And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did?
 But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of.
 For the Son of man is not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them. And they went to another village.
Not looking for a chance to forgive but rather to yield vengeance.
Let us look in the gospel of John.
John. 20: And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you.
 Then saith he to Thomas, reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.
 And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.
 Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.
We find even a doubter walked with the Lord.
In John we also find:
John 18: Then Simon Peter having a sword drew it, and smote the high priest’s servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant’s name was Malchus.
 Then said Jesus unto Peter, Put up thy sword into the sheath: the cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it?
 Then the band and the captain and officers of the Jews took Jesus, and bound him,
Did Peter who had seen so many miracles done think the Lord needed his sword? Here we find a good example of being impetuous.
In Acts we find:
Acts 10:  On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about the sixth hour:
 And he became very hungry, and would have eaten: but while they made ready, he fell into a trance,
 And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth:
 Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air.
 And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat.
 But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean.
 And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common.
 This was done thrice: and the vessel was received up again into heaven.
Can you find a better example of stubbornness?
In spite of their weaknesses and humanity God used them to accomplish His mighty works.
Acts.17: And when they found them not, they drew Jason and certain brethren unto the rulers of the city, crying, These that have turned the world upside down are come hither also;
What excuse do you use not to be used of God?