A rabbi was one who would tell a person how to live. Paul was taught by the respected rabbi Gamaliel. John the Baptist was a rabbi but one that was not accepted by the establishment of the rabbi's during the time of Jesus. The Master Rabbi was Jesus who was rejected by the established rabbi's. The disciples recognized Jesus as the Master Rabbi and strove to follow Him.
Joe Dobson pastors the United Church of God congregations in the Kansas City and Topeka, KS and Columbia and St. Joseph, MO areas. Joe and his wife Pat are empty-nesters living in Olathe, KS. They have two sons, two daughters-in-law and four wonderful grandchildren.