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Cinco Ranch Church of Christ Facts about the Apostles
The Apostles
Matt. 10:2-4
Simon (Peter), Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew, James of Alphaeus, Thaddaeus (Lebbaeus), Simon the Zealot, Judas Iscariot

Mark 3:16-19
Simon (Peter), James, John, Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James of Alphaeus, Thaddaeus, Simon the Zealot, Judas Iscariot

Luke 6:14-16
Simon(Peter),Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James of Alphaeus, Simon the Zealot, Judas of James, Judas Iscariot

Acts 1:13
Peter, James, John, Andrew, Philip, Thomas, Bartholomew, Matthew, James of Alphaeus,  Simon the Zealot, Judas of James, Judas Iscariot

He was a fisherman from Galilee.  He was brought to Jesus by his brother Andrew (John 1:35-42) and Jesus at once foretold his great career and gave him a nickname (Cephas-Peter) because he would one day be a very rock of support and strength (Matt. 16:13-20).  He was impulsive and had a quick temper.  He lived with his wife and mother-in-law in Capernaum.  He was with James and John when Jesus raised Jairus' daughter, he was with Jesus on the Mt. Of Transfiguration, in the garden of Gethsemane where he cut off the ear of Malchus who was there to arrest Jesus.  He preached at Pentecost.  He wrote the books of 1 Peter and 2 Peter.  He probably died in A.D. 68.

He was the brother of Simon Peter and likewise a fisherman from Galilee.  He brought Peter to Jesus.  He told Jesus about the lad with the five barley loaves and two fishes when Jesus fed the five thousand.  His name was Greek.

He was a fisherman in Galilee.   He was the brother of John and the son of Zebedee.  He was probably won to Jesus by his brother John. He and John came with their mother asking that they should have the two chief places in the kingdom .  He was the first of the twelve to die a martyr's death at the hands of Herod Agrippa I.  Jesus called him and John  "Boanerges" meaning the "Sons of Thunder".  

He was a fisherman in Galilee.  He was known as the beloved Disciple and wrote the Gospel of John.  He and James came with their mother asking that they should have the two chief places in the kingdom .  Jesus called him and James  "Boanerges" meaning the "Sons of Thunder".  He was with Peter at the Gate Beautiful when the lame man was healed in Acts 3:4.  He wrote the gospel of John, I John, II John, III John, & Revelation.  

He had a Greek name like Andrew.  He was from Bethsaida in Galilee.  He was a man of quick decisions and showed it by at once going after Nathanael and bringing him to Jesus.

Also known as Nathanael. He was skeptical when Philip told him to "Come and See Jesus", but when Jesus told him he saw him under the fig tree before he came to see Him, he said "Rabbi, You are the Son of God; You are the King of Israel."  He began at the beginning in Bethany.

Also known as Levi. He was a son of Alphaeus.   He was a tax-collector, but left all to follow Jesus.  He invited Jesus to his house and because Jesus went, the Pharisees asked Jesus why he was eating with publicans (tax-collectors) and sinners.  He wrote the Gospel of Matthew.  

In John's gospel he is called Didymus or Twin.  He did not believe Jesus was reusrrected until he was able to touch His wounds.  Therefore he is referred to as Thomas the Doubter.

James - Son of Alphaeus (James the Less)

Simon the Zealot
The Zealots wanted to end Roman rule.

Judas of James
Son of James.  Also known as Thaddaeus

Judas Iscariot
He was from Kerioth in the south of Judea.  Son of Simon Iscariot.  The only one of the twelve apostles from Judea, the rest being from Galilee.  He was the treasurer of the funds of the apostles.  He betrayed Jesus to the Sanhedrin for 30 pieces of silver (the price of a slave) when he came to the garden of Gethsemene with soldiers and kissed him so the soldiers would know which man was Jesus.  He killed himself after he betrayed Jesus.

His name means "Gift of Yahweh".  He witnessed the resurrection.  After Judas was gone, Mathias was submitted to God by prayer and when lots were given he was at once numbered with the apostles.

His Jewish name was Saul.  He was born in Tarsus.  He was Jewish but also Roman (a soldier in fact).  He held the clothes of those who were stoning Stephen (the first Christian martyr).  Jesus appeared to Paul on the road to Damascus when Jesus chose him to be the apostle to the Gentiles. He wrote the books of Acts, Romans, Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Thessalonians, Timothy, Titus, Philemon, and possibly Hebrews.
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