Mark 3:14 Then hit selected twelve of them to be his regular companions, calling them apostles.*He sent them out to preach, and gave them authority to cast out demons. NLT
Mark 5:37 Then Jesus stopped the crowd and wouldn't let anyone go in with him except Peter and James and John. NLT
And other occasions.
Mark 9:2 six days later Jesus took Peter, James an John to the top of the mountain. No one else was there. NLT
Mark 14:33 He took Peter, James and John with him, and he began to be filled with horror an deep distress.
Is there an sacred/specific reason why Christ only let three of them go in with him an not all twelve?
Why did he take just Peter, James an John to the top of the mountain? At the olive grove called Gethsemane. He told everyone else to sit here while I go pray....Seems to me he favored these three?