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How did the Jesus’ Apostles make out?

Have you ever wondered what happened to the Apostles?  Did they become rich preachers, and tela-evangelists?  Let’s track them down… Here is a quick summary:

 

It is uncertain what happened to Matthew. He ministered in Palestine, Ethiopia, Macedonia, and in the Euphrates Persian area. Some accounts say he died a natural death, whereas others say he was executed in Persia.

 

After many years of ministry Peter was crucified in Rome in 67 A.D.

 

Andrew was likely forced to leave Jerusalem and ministered in Galatia, and then the coast of the Black Sea. He passed into obscurity.

 

The Apostle James was beheaded by King Herod Agrippa in A.D. 44.

 

John fled Jerusalem to Ephesus, but he was arrested there and finally exiled and died alone on the Island of Patmos.

 

Philip, was also forced to leave Jerusalem. It is unclear what happened to him. Some tradition asserts he was murdered, others say he died in obscurity.

 

Judas, not Judas Iscariot, together with Simon the Zealot, were executed in Persia.

 

Bartholomew was executed while ministering in Armenia.

 

Thomas became a missionary to India. No one knows exactly what happened to him.

 

The record for others in addition to the disciples is equally compelling.

 

There is strong historical tradition that Barnabas went back to his homeland of Cyprus, and continued to preach the word. But on that Island a group who opposed him killed him.

 

After leaving his ministry in Corinth under turmoil, the great preacher Apollos couldn’t be compelled to return even by Paul (1 Cor 16). For some reason some of the Corinthians strongly objected to his preaching and divided the church over it.

 

For his preaching Paul was ridiculed, laughed at, beaten, stoned, left for dead. He was ultimately arrested not once but twice and finally beheaded in the capital city of Rome.

 

Jesus said: “Blessed are the persecuted on account of me, for your reward in heaven is great.”

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The Book of Revelation: 5 of 5, by Dr. Jay Quine

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This final episode on the Book of Revelation by Dr. Jay Quine brings us to the end of human history.  The Bible is clear: Jesus is coming back!

The Book of Revelation: 4 of 5, by Dr. Jay Quine

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The Book of Revelation is simple if you know the rest of your Bible.  Dr. Jay Quine brings it home for us so that the difficult is made easy.

The Book of Revelation: 3 of 5, by Dr. Jay Quine

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Dr. Quine make understanding the Book of Revelation easy in this third of five part series.

The Book of Revelation: 2 of 5, by Dr. Jay Quine

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http://blip.tv/play/hqAUgfz4YQIThe Book of Revelation made easy to understand, by Dr. Jay Quine.

Revelation: 1 of 5, by Dr. Jay Quine

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Dr. Jay Quine gives a complete overview of the complicated Book of Revelation.  In his skill manner Quine makes it simple to understand.

 

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The Active Grave of Jesus, by Jay Quine

The Active Grave of Jesus, by Jay Quine

The Active Grave of Jesus, by Jay Quine

Standing over a grave site is so sobering.  Once so alive, the dead body is placed in the ground, never to be seen again.  In ancient Israel, they had large family tombs, so you would see those buried earlier when you buried someone else.  Dead relatives, still dead.  The Bible tells us they laid Jesus body in a tomb never used before.  They placed guards around the tomb so no one could steal his body.  They sealed the tomb, locking it shut.   Three days after Jesus was buried, was a great earthquake.  An angel rolled away the stone of the tomb, those mighty guards shook in fear in front of the tomb, and once again, empty was the tomb.   They would see Jesus not in the tomb, but alive.  Live beyond the grave.  Jesus died for your sin and rose from the tomb.   Believe it.  It’s true.