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

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Nicanor


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

Another of the seventy was Nicanor.

Just like Prochorus and Stephen, Nicanor was one of the seven people that the Apostles chose to help watch over the poor people of Jerusalem.


(from: wikipedia - nicanor the deacon)


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Saturday, April 7, 2018

Prochorus


We just learned about Philip the Evangelist, one of the Seventy Disciples.

Another of the seventy was Prochorus.

In Jerusalem the Apostles chose seven people to help watch over the poor people of Jerusalem.
Prochorus was one of the seven chosen, along with Saint Stephen that we already learned about.


(from: wikipedia - prochorus (deacon))


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Sunday, April 1, 2018

Philip the Evangelist


We just learned about Saint Stephen, one of the Seventy Disciples.

Another of the seventy is Philip the Evangelist.

An evangelist is someone who goes out and tells other people about Jesus.

Philip traveled to many lands like Samaria and helped tell people about God's word and Jesus, and baptized people.
The Bible says that in Samaria people followed a man named Simon who some people believed was a sorcerer.
When Philip came to Samaria and told them all about Jesus, even Simon believed him and many people in the town became believers.

Later Philip was on the road to another town and met someone from Ethiopia who was trying to understand God's word but was having troubles.
Philip helped explain things to him, and then that Ethiopian went back to his country and helped spread God's word.

Because Philip helped spread God's word like this, he was known as Philip the Evangelist.


(from: wikipedia - philip the evangelist)


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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Saint Stephen


We just learned about 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, August 2, 2015

Saul's Conversion


In the times after Jesus' lived, the apostles were going places and telling people about Jesus.
Some of the people who did not like Jesus tried to stop the apostles and would put them in jail.

One of the people who really did not like Jesus was named Saul.
He was a very powerful leader, and was on his way to a town to go arrest a bunch of Jesus' followers.

While he was going there, he saw a big flash of light and heard a voice say "Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me".
He fell down on the ground and said "Who are you, Lord?"
The voice said "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do."

Paul got up, but he was blind, and couldn't see for three days!
They took him to a city called Damascus, and God told a person there named Ananias to go help Saul.
Ananias put his hands on Saul like God told him, and Saul could see again.

(from: wikipedia - conversion of paul the apostle)


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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Philip and the Ethiopian


The apostles went out into the world to spread the word of God.
Philip the apostle was walking along the road and God sent him a meessage to tell him to go to a chariot that was coming down the road.
Inside the chariot was a very powerful man from a place called Ethiopia who was reading about the prophet Isaiah, but he did not understand what it meant.
Philip went with him and explained it, and the man believed and Philip baptized him.

(from: wikipedia - philip the evangelist)


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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Choosing of Stephen


When the 12 apostles were out doing the work for Jesus, there were people who were asking for a lot of help but there weren't enough apostles.
So they all got together and chose 7 other people to help out.

One of the men was named Stephen, and he was a man full of faith.
He went on to do great wonderful things, but he made the people who did not like Jesus angry.
They got so angry that they put him on trial and even had him killed.


(from: wikipedia - saint stephen)


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Sunday, July 12, 2015

The Apostles Persecuted


The apostles kept going around and helping people, doing miracles and telling people about Jesus.

Crowds of people came to them to be healed.

The people who did not like Jesus were upset and took the apostles and put them in jail.

When the apostles where in jail, an angel came and opened the doors and let them out.
The apostles went and talked to the people about Jesus, which made the other people that didn't like Jesus very mad.
They told the apostles not to talk about Jesus but they refused.

They left and went out telling more and more people about Jesus.

(from: wikipedia - apostle (christian))


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Sunday, July 5, 2015

Peter and John put in Jail


After Peter had healed a man, he and the apostle John were both put in jail.
They were arrested by some of the leaders who did not believe Jesus was the messiah.

They brought them in front of a bunch of powerful rulers and asked them how they healed the man.
Peter said that he was healed by the power of Jesus who was crucified.

They still did not believe Peter, but they were afraid of what would happen if they kept them in jail or tried to hurt them.
Many people had seen Peter heal the man, and they knew that if they did something to Peter it would look very bad.
So they yelled at Peter and told him not to talk about Jesus anymore.

Peter said he was not going to listen to them and would still teach people about Jesus.
They let Peter and John go, and they went on teaching people about Jesus.


(from: wikipedia - saint peter)


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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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