1Sarah R = "There is a great point here. People aren't often won to belief by arguments. People are won to belief when they experience God. We can be that experience for others by allowing God to work through us."
2Sarah R = "The disciples were all Jewish. Jesus Himself was Jewish. They had certain ideas from the present-day teachings of the Jewish Rabbis (or teachers) about who the Jewish Messiah would be, and they sometimes missed the point. They expected Jesus to establish an Earthly kingdom, He came to establish the Kingdom of God. They expected Jesus to conquer the Romans, He conquered sin and death. Jesus' plan was so much bigger than theirs. "