Showing posts with label Apostles. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Apostles. Show all posts

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Saint Stephen


We just learned about the Ananias of Damascus, one of the Seventy Disciples.

Another of the seventy is Saint Stephen.

After Jesus died on the cross, Stephen was telling people about him and some of the leaders who did not like Jesus were getting angry.
They told some people to tell lies about Stephen, which made other people very angry.
Stephen was put on trial in front of everyone where he told the truth and talked about Jesus.
This made the leaders who did not like Jesus even more angry, and they threw stones at him and killed him.

Because he was killed for believing in Jesus, he is called the first martyr.
A martyr is someone who is killed because of something they believe in.


(from: wikipedia - saint stephen)


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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Ananias of Damascus


We just learned about Thaddeus, one of the Seventy Disciples.

Another of the seventy is Ananias of Damascus.

Ananias was one of the followers of Jesus after he died on the cross, and he was known in the Bible as the person who helped give Paul his sight back after he was blinded to help him believe in Jesus.


(from: wikipedia - ananias of damascus)


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Sunday, March 11, 2018

Thaddeus


We just learned about Matthias, one of the Seventy Disciples.

Another of the seventy was Thaddeus, sometimes called Thaddeus of Edessa, Addai, Aday, Addeus, or Jude the Apostle.

Because there are a lot of stories about some people named Thaddeus or Jude, it can be hard to tell if the stories are about the same person.

Jude the Apostle was one of the twelve that followed Jesus, and also the one who wrote the book of Jude in the Bible.
There are some other stories about Thaddeus going on and spreading the Gospel to other towns.


(from: wikipedia - thaddeus of edessa)


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Sunday, March 4, 2018

Saint Matthias


We just learned about Cleopas, one of the Seventy Disciples.

Another of the seventy was Matthias.

After Judas betrayed Jesus, the apostles chose Matthias to replace him.
He went on to tell people about Jesus in many other countries.


(from: wikipedia - saint matthias)


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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Cleopas


We just learned about James son of Alpheus, the first of the seventy disciples.

The second one on the list is Cleopas.

Cleopas is in the Bible as one of the disciples who met Jesus on the road after Jesus came back to life after dying on the cross.


(from: wikipedia - cleopas)


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Sunday, February 18, 2018

James son of Alpheus


We just learned about the Seventy Disciples.

The famous historian Hippolytus of Rome wrote down names of who he felt were the 70.

The first disciple listed is James the Lord's brother, bishop of Jerusalem.

Sometimes James is also known as "James, son of Alphaeus" or "James the lesser" because there were two apostles named James.

People aren't sure whether he was a child of Jesus' mother Mary, or if he was called Jesus' brother because they were so close.

After Jesus death, James moved to Jerusalem and was a leader in the church there along with Peter.


(from: wikipedia - james, son of alphaeus)


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Sunday, February 11, 2018

Seventy Disciples


We just learned about the Bridget of Sweden and a lot of other Nuns and Monks!

Let's learn a little about the people Jesus sent out about Seventy Disciples to spread the message of God's word.

In the book of Luke, it says that Jesus sent out a group of people to every town and place, tell people about him, spread peace and heal the sick.

The Bible does not say who the people are, but some people have written down lists and made paintings of who they think they were.


(from: wikipedia - seventy disciples)


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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Peter Heals a Lame Beggar


After the Holy Spirit came to the apostles, they went out and spread the teachings of Jesus.

They even performed miracles to heal people.

One time there was a man who could not walk that was begging for money near a temple.
The apostles Peter and John came by and saw him, grabbed him by the hands, told him to walk in the name of Jesus, and the man was healed!

People were amazed that the man was healed, and Peter told them that it was through the power of faith in Jesus.

(from: wikipedia - saint peter)


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Sunday, January 5, 2014

Apostles and Disciples


We just learned about all of the apostles:
Andrew, Simon Peter, James and John sons of Zebedee, Philip and Bartholemew, Matthew, Thomas, James son of alphaeus, Simon the Zealot, Jude Thaddaeus, Judas Iscariot and Matthias who replaced Judas Iscariot.

Sometimes they are called disciples instead of apostles.
What's the difference?

The word disciple means student.

The word apostle means messenger, or sent one.

Jesus had many disciples. Anyone who is a student of Jesus' teachings can be called a disciple!

The apostles were the 12 people that Jesus chose to send out into the world to spread his message.
calling of the apostles
(from: wikipedia - commissioning of the twelve apostles)


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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Jesus' Apostles - Matthias


After the Apostle Judas Iscariot betrayed Jesus, they replaced him with Matthias.

matthias
(from: wikipedia - saint matthias)


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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Jesus' Apostles - Judas Iscariot


The twelfth apostle of Jesus was named Judas Iscariot.

When Jesus came along, he made some people mad because he said they weren't following God the way they should be.
They were so angry they wanted him to be killed!

The apostle named Judas made a deal with these people for some money, and betrayed Jesus so he would be captured.

judas iscariot
(from: wikipedia - matthew 27:4)


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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Jesus' Apostles - James son of Alphaeus, Simon the Zealot, Jude Thaddaeus


We've learned about 8 of the twelve apostles so far:
Fishermen Andrew and Simon Peter
Fishermen James and John who were brothers and sons of Zebedee.
Philip and Bartholomew who were from the same town as the others.
Matthew the tax collector.
Thomas who is sometimes called doubting Thomas.

Some of the apostles were named the same as others, so they aren't just listed by their first name.

There were two apostles named James.
We already learned about James son of Zebedee, there was also James son of Alphaeus.
james son of alphaeus
(from: wikipedia - james, son of alphaeus)

We already learned about Simon Peter, and there is also the apostle Simon the Zealot.
simon the zealot
(from: wikipedia - simon the zealot)

Sometimes people had different names or nicknames too. The apostle Thaddaeus is also called Jude.
jude thaddaeus
(from: wikipedia - jude the apostle)

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Sunday, December 8, 2013

Jesus' Apostles - Thomas


We've learned about 7 of the twelve apostles so far:
Fishermen Andrew and Simon Peter
Fishermen James and John who were brothers and sons of Zebedee.
Philip and Bartholomew who were from the same town as the others.
Matthew the tax collector.

Another one of the Apostles was named Thomas.

He is sometimes called doubting Thomas because when the news came that Jesus had risen from the dead, he said that he would not believe it unless he saw Jesus with his own eyes and touched him with his own hands.

When Jesus appeared before him, he said that Thomas should have believed without seeing, because of so many others that believe without seeing.

That lesson helps us to remember that believing in Jesus doesn't always mean we get to see miracles, meet angels or meet Jesus face to face, it means we have to have faith even though we can't see him.
jesus apostle thomas
(from: wikipedia - thomas the apostle)


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Sunday, December 1, 2013

Jesus' Apostles - Matthew


We've learned about 6 apostles so far:
Fishermen Andrew and Simon Peter
Fishermen James and John who were brothers and sons of Zebedee.
Philip and Bartholomew who were from the same town as the others.

In another town, Jesus called a man named Matthew who was a tax collector.
In Jesus days tax collectors were usually not very good people, they cheated and stole from people when they collected taxes.
So when Jesus called on Matthew a lot of people were upset because they thought he was bad.
Jesus told them that he didn't come to help the people who were perfect, he came to help out the sinners.
calling of st. matthew
(from: wikipedia - calling of matthew)



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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Jesus' Apostles - Philip and Bartholomew


After Jesus had called Andrew, Simon Peter, James and John Zebedee he called two more apostles, Philip and Bartholomew.

They were also from the town of Bethsaida, same as Andrew and Peter.

calling the 12 apostles
(from: wikipedia - commissioning of the twelve apostles)



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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Jesus' Apostles - James and John Zebedee


After Jesus called Andrew and Simon Peter, he called two more apostles, James and John, sons of Zebedee.

They were also fishermen, and when Jesus called them they left their fishing boats and followed him.
jesus calls james john zebedee
(from: wikipedia - matthew 4:21)


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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Jesus' Apostles - Andrew and Simon Peter


When Jesus began visiting towns and teaching, he met two brothers.
They were fishermen named Andrew and Simon Peter.

Jesus told them that he would teach them to fish for men,
so that they could help spread the word of God and help people understand Jesus' teachings!

andrew and simon peter
(from: wikipedia - andrew the apostle)


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