Appendix 2: Vocation and Formation Texts in the Bible

Appendix 2

Vocation and Formation Texts in the Bible

1.   Old Testament

 Genesis                 12:1-5                  (Vocation of Abraham)

                              15:1-7                  (     “     “     “       )

                              45:4-8                  (Vocation of Joseph)

Exodus                 3:1-12                  (Vocation of Moses)

                           4:10-17                (Moses does not want to accept)

Deuteronomy       6:4-9,20-24          (Love & fidelity to God)

1 Samuel               3:1-21                  (Vocation of Samuel)

                            16:1-13                (Anointing of David)

2 Samuel              12:1-14                (Conversion of David)

Proverbs               8:1-36                  (Wisdom)

Wisdom                7:1-30                  (     “     )

Sirach                   6:18-37                (     “     )

Isaiah                   6:1-13                  (Vocation of Isaiah)

41:8-16                (Vocation of Israel)

42:1-9                  (1st Servant Song)

45:1-6                  (Vocation of Cyrus)

49:1-6                  (2nd Servant Song)

50:4-9                  (3rd Servant Song)

Jeremiah           1:4-10                  (Vocation of Jeremiah)

20:7-18                (Confessions of Jeremiah)

24:1-10                (Parable of the figs)

Ezekiel                  16:1-63                (Infidelity of Jerusalem)

Amos                    7:10-17                (Vocation of Amos)

 2.   New Testament

 Matthew               4:18-22                (Vocation of first four disciples)

                             5:13-16                (Sal terrae, Lux mundi)

                            7:15-20                (False prophets)

                             7:21-27                (True disciples)

                              8:18-22                (Demands of apostolic vocation)

                              9:9                       (Vocation of Matthew)

                              10:1-15                (Mission of the Twelve)

                              10:37-39              (Following of Jesus)

                              12:1-8                  (Mercy, not sacrifice)

                              13:1-23                (Parable of the sower)

                              16:24-26              (Following of Jesus)

                              19:16-22              (The rich young man)

                              19:27-29              (Recompense for detachment)

                              28:16-20              (Universal mission)

 Mark                    1:16-20                (Vocation of first disciples)

                              2:13-24                (Vocation of Levi)

                              3:13-19                (Institution of the Twelve)

                              6:7-13                  (Mission of the Twelve)

                              8:34-38                (Conditions for following Jesus)

                              10:2-12                (Eunuchs for the Kingdom)

                              10:17-22              (The rich young man)

                              10:28-31              (Recompense for detachment)

                              12:28-34              (Love, the first commandment)

                              16:15-20              (Mission of the disciples)

 Luke                     1:26-38                (Vocation of Mary)

                              1:57-80                (Vocation of John the Baptist)

                              4:16-30                (Anointing of Jesus)

                              5:1-11                  (Vocation of first four disciples)

                              5:27-32                (Vocation of Levi)

                              6:12-16                (Choosing of the Twelve)

                              9:1-6                    (Mission of the Twelve)

                              9:23-26                (Conditions for following Jesus)

                              9:57-62                (Demands of apostolic vocation)

                              10:1-7                  (Mission of 72 disciples)

                              14:25-27              (Renunciation of loved ones)

                              15:11-32              (The way of the prodigal son)

                              18:18-23              (The rich young man)

                              22:28-30              (Recompense of the apostles)

                              24:13-35              (Disciples of Emmaus)

 John                      1:35-51                (Vocation of first disciples)

                              10:14-18              (The Good Shepherd)

                              13:1-19                (The foot-washing)

                              15:15-17              (Jesus chooses his own)

                              20:19-23              (Jesus sends the disciples)

 Acts                       9:1-19                  (Vocation of Paul)

                              22:3-26                (     “     “   “     )

                              26:9-18                (     “     “   “     )

 Romans                1:1-7                    (Christian vocation)

                              8:28-30                (Called in Christ)

 1 Corinthians       1:26-31                (Whom does God call?)

                              3:5-11                  (Mission of preachers)

 2 Corinthians       4:1-15                  (Tribulations of ministry)

 Galatians              1:11-18                (Vocation of Paul)

4:1-7                    (Divine sonship)

 Ephesians             1:3-14                  (All called in the plan of salvation)

1 Timothy             1:12-17                (Vocation of Paul)

4:12-16                (Stir up the charism)

 2 Timothy             1:6-14                  (     “   “   “     )

                              4:6-18                  (Paul near the end of his life)

Titus                      1:5-9                    (Qualities of a candidate)

 Hebrews               5:1-6                    (A priest taken from among men)

                              10:5-14                (Vocation of Jesus Christ)

1 Peter                  2:4-10                  (The new priesthood)

5:1-4                    (Exhortation to presbyters)

 2 Peter                  1:3-11                  (Called to holiness)

Revelation             7:9-17                  (Triumph)

14:1-5                  (Accompaniment)