1. A beginner; a learner.
2. One who is learning a trade or occupation.
3. One bound by legal agreement to work for another for a specific amount of time in return for instruction in a trade or business.
JESUS WAS AN APPRENTICE:
John 5:30 (AMPC)
"I am able to do nothing from Myself [independently, of My own accord--but only as I am taught by God and as I get His orders]. Even as I hear, I judge [I decide as I am bidden to decide. As the voice comes to Me, so I give a decision], and My judgment is right (just, righteous), because I do not seek or consult My own will [I have no desire to do what is pleasing to Myself, My own aim, My own purpose] but only the will and pleasure of the Father Who sent Me."
Romans 8:16-17 (NKJV)
"The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs―heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together."
Philippians 1:29 (AMP)
"For you have been granted [the privilege] for Christ’s sake not only to believe in (adhere to, rely on, and trust in) Him, but also to suffer in His behalf."
Philippians 1:29 (NLT)
"For you have been given not only the privilege of trusting in Christ but also the privilege of suffering for Him."
Philippians 1:29 (MSG)
"There’s far more to this life than trusting in Christ. There’s also suffering for him. And the suffering is as much a gift as the trusting."
1 John 4:17 (AMP)
"In this [union and communion with Him] love is brought to completion and attains perfection with us, that we may have confidence for the day of judgment [with assurance and boldness to face Him], because as He is, so are we in this world."