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Remembering the Apostle James “The Younger”

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ListenThis post is part 1 of the series:The Apostles of Jesus ChristMay 3 Memorial day of James the Younger James (or rather Jacobus, the Greek form of Jacob) son of Alphaeus was chosen one of the twelve apostles (Mark 3:8; Matthew 10:3; Luke 6:15; Acts 1:13). James, whose mother’s name was Mary (Matthew 26:56), was known as James the Less or Younger (Mark 15:40), either because he was younger than James, son of Zebedee or because he occupied a less conspicuous place among the twelve (Mark 16:1; Luke 24:10). Significant debate has been raised as to whether this James is the Lord’s brother...Read more... Read more... -->

The Apostles of Jesus Christ

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Listen 0 0 0 0 0 0 3Total3 In the New Testament, the term “apostle” occurs seventy-nine times: ten in the Gospels, twenty-eight in Acts, thirty-eight in the epistles, and three times in the book of Revelation. The English term, apostle, is derived from the Greek noun apostolos, meaning to send forth. Its primary use in the New Testament expresses the idea of dispatch, release, or dismiss, but possesses the element of commission, having the authority of and responsibility to the one who was sending. An apostle is one who is sent on a mission who possesses authority on behalf of the sender and...Read more... Read more... -->

Remembering the Apostle John

Apostles, Christian Living, December Articles

ListenThis post is part 13 of the series:The Apostles of Jesus ChristDecember 27 St. John Remembered The life and ministry of the Apostle John, son of Zebedee, is observed annually on December 27 by Christians in the West. St. John was distinguished as a prophet, an apostle, and an evangelist. He is known as the beloved disciple or "the disciple whom Jesus loved," and was the younger brother of James the Great. The two brothers, and sons of Zebedee, were known as the "sons of thunder." John was previously a disciple of John the Baptist, and after becoming a disciple of Jesus was not only one...Read more... Read more... -->

Remembering the Apostle Andrew

Apostles, November Articles

ListenThis post is part 12 of the series:The Apostles of Jesus Christ November 30 Martyrdom of Apostle Andrew The Apostle Andrew, the brother of St. Peter, carried the Gospel to many Asiatic nations, beginning his missionary endeavors in the Provinces of Vithynia and Pontus on the southern shores of the Black Sea. It is believed that he subsequently traveled to the City of Byzantium where he established a church. In one of his missionary tours to Achaia (Greece), Andrew visited the city of Patras where his preaching and miracles drew many to Christ, including Maximilla, the wife of the Roman...Read more... Read more... -->

Remembering the Apostle Matthew

Apostles, September Articles

ListenThis post is part 9 of the series:The Apostles of Jesus ChristSeptember 21 The life and ministry of the Apostle Matthew was a common Jewish name after the Jewish exile. In the lists of the apostles, Matthew, who was also known as Levi (Mark 2:14; Luke v. 27), is coupled with Thomas (Mark 3:18; Luke 6:15). Matthew’s father’s name was Alphaeus (Mark 2:14), who should not be confused with the father of James the son of Mary, the wife of Cleophas, who was a “sister” of the mother of Jesus (John 19:25). Matthew was born at Nazareth in Galilee but resided primarily in Capernaum due to his...Read more... Read more... -->

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"I believe that there is one only living and true God, existing in three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, the same in substance equal in power and glory. That the scriptures of the old and new testaments are a revelation from God, and a complete rule to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy him. "
– Roger Sherman
Boutell, Life of Roger Sherman, 272
Sherman was the only person to sign all four founding documents
"I do not believe that the Constitution was the offspring of inspiration, but I am as satisfied that it is as much the work of a Divine Providence as any of the miracles recorded in the Old and New Testament. "
– Dr. Benjamin Rush
Letters of Benjamin Rush, 1:475
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