Apostles Essays

  • Paul the apostle

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    INTRODUCTION John Wycliff was a theologian and early proponent of reform in the Roman Catholic Church during the 14th century. He initiated the first translation of the Bible into the English language and is considered the main precursor of the Protestant Reformation. Wycliff was born at Ipreswell, Yorkshire, England, between 1320 and 1330. He died at Lutterworth December 31, 1384. John Wycliff’s family was of early Saxon origin, long settled in Yorkshire. In his day the family was a large one, covering

  • Compare And Contrast Apostle And Disciple

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    the twelve apostles. In order to understand who these people were and to understand why Jesus chose them, we must understand what an apostle is. What is an apostle? The word apostle means “one who is sent out”. The most similar word that we have in the English lauguage is the word missionary. There are two different occasions that the word apostle is used in the New Testament. It is for the vast majority used to describe the twelve apostles of Jesus, however, there were also apostles that were

  • Apostle Paul's Prayer Thesis Statement

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    Introduction Much like a father desires to see his newborn child grow and live a healthy life, the Apostle Paul desires to see his audience of newborn believers grow and live a spiritually healthy life. In Ephesians 1:15-23, the Apostle prays his audience would grow in godly wisdom, and in revelation in the knowledge of Christ; he also desires for his audience to be used by God and to know their value in Him, which was brought about through the death and resurrection of Christ. In essence, Paul’s

  • The Apostle Paul As An Effective Leader

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    knowing effective leadership. Perhaps the Apostle Paul is who is thought of first as being an effective leader. Paul, after being converted on the road to Damascus, delved into preaching immediately. He says in Galatians: "nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me; but I went away to Arabia, and returned once more to Damascus." (Gal 1:17). It 's interesting that Paul didn 't consult with the church of Jerusalem or the other Apostles before spreading the Word. Indeed, God

  • The Acts of the Apostles

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    Historical Context The Book of Acts, or sometimes known as The Acts of the Apostles was written between 62 and 70 A.D. To better understand the meaning behind Acts, one should look at the history and what lead to the writing of this book. It was written as a second half of a two part series, with Luke being the first half. Without mentioning himself in either of his writing, it is believed that Luke, a traveling companion of Paul, as mentioned in Colossians 4:14, 2 Timothy 4:11, and Philemon verse

  • The Apostle By Robert Duvall: Character Analysis

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    In The Apostle, Robert Duvall plays the eccentric yet rather troubled southern preacher, the Apostle E.F. E.F has committed his fair share of sins throughout the years and his marriage is falling apart in front of him. Both he and his spouse, Jessie have seen other people behind each others backs and Jessie has had enough of his constant preaching and carrying on about the lord. The two have been separated for a little while and Jessie has a new boyfriend, however, E.F still wants to be fully involved

  • Mlk Jr. Apostle Of Militant Nonviolence

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    MLK Jr. Apostle of Militant Nonviolence Everyone that has been through the American school system within the past 20 years knows exactly who Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is, and exactly what he did to help shape the United States to what it is today. In the beginning of the book, Martin Luther King Jr. Apostle of Militant Nonviolence, by James A. Colaiaco, he states that “this book is not a biography of King, [but] a study of King’s contribution to the black freedom struggle through an analysis

  • A Comparison of Winthrop and Edwards to the Apostles of Christ

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    A Comparison of Winthrop and Edwards to the Apostles of Christ I find John Winthrop and Jonathan Edwards to be the most fascinating writers I have ever read. For one, they are the "apostles" of our time. Second, their comparisons to the apostles of Christ are too close to ignore. There are three historical, Christian milestones. One being after the death of Christ where an evangelical movement of Christ's disciples, friends and brothers preached on how Jesus Christ was the Messiah and

  • The Acts of the Apostles and Religious Intolerance

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    The Acts of the Apostles and Religious Intolerance The Acts of the Apostles is the geographical and political story of the development of the Christian Church under the impulse of the Holy Spirit. Although many of us may think that the issues of sectarianism are new, the Acts of the Apostles shows clearly religious intolerance over two thousand years ago. In this respect, it is comparable

  • The Life And Ministry Of The Apostle Paul

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    The Life And Ministry Of The Apostle Paul The beginnings of my life are an interesting jumble, and they highlight the cosmopolitan world that was the Roman Empire. I was born in an Asian city now located on the southern coast of Turkey called Tarsus in about the year 10. My parents were Jewish, presumably strict Pharisees. They were also Roman citizens. It is important to note that even though Judea was within the Roman Empire most Jews were not Roman citizens. Citizenship outside of Italy was

  • John the Apostle

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    John the Apostle John the Apostle, one of the brothers who gained the nickname "Sons of Thunder", was Jesus' favorite apostle to him. John was there when they feel asleep in the garden, which he takes harshly to that he did, and he also was at the foot of the cross when Jesus was being crucified. The Romans exiled him to the island of Patmos when he was about the age of 80 for the reason that he had converted many people even when he was in jail. The Romans tried to execute John before this

  • The Apostle Creed

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    another prayer that is engraved in the minds of Christians, the Apostle’s Creed, has significant resonance in any Christian community. Even though the Apostle’s Creed is not in the Bible nor is it actually created by the direct twelve Apostles of Jesus, the Apostles Creed is a continuation of the Lord 's Prayer, which stands as an important element in the Christian religions. In the New Testament, book of Matthew 6: 7-15, Matthew directs his attention to followers of Christ and advises them to not

  • The Apostles Creed

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    As Christians, we have many beliefs that shape the way we live and view life. Doctrine explains the core beliefs of the Christian life. Christian beliefs are also expressed through the Apostles Creed, which is a creedal summary of the Holy Bible. Through the Apostles Creed, we see that Christians believe in the doctrine of revelation from God, the Holy nature and attributes of God, and the unique doctrine of the Trinity. The core beliefs of Christianity provide a foundation to stand firm and a direction

  • Meaning Behind: The Last Supper

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    Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting The Last Supper was first started in 1495 and completed in 1498. The image captures at the Last Supper the moment after Jesus tells his twelve apostles that one of them will betray him. (Da Vinci, 1495-98) Leonardo completed his notorious painting in a lunchroom in the monastery of Santa Maria delle Grazie (Britannica, “Leonardo da Vinci”) I chose this painting for various reasons. I just completed a course at Lewis University called the Message of Jesus. The last

  • Mark's Gospel and Nature of Discipleship

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    there are many accounts of Jesus' disciples and Apostles which are helpful to Christians as examples of the nature of discipleship. In this part of my coursework essay I hope to address questions involving what Mark's Gospel tells us about Jesus' disciples and Apostles, as well as defining the principle of what being a disciple entails, and defining also who the apostles were. This is because by learning about past disciples and the Apostles, a modern disciple of the Church can learn about

  • Acts of the Apostles

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    Acts of the Apostles Chapter 1 This chapter deals with the ascension of Jesus to heaven as witnessed by his apostles. Shortly after the ascension, the eleven apostles set forth to Jerusalem where they discussed the need to replace Judas. They proposed Joseph called Barsabbas, who was also known as Justus, and a man named Matthias. They gave lots to them and the lot fell upon Matthias, and he became the replacement for Judas. Chapter 2 The coming of the Holy Spirit appears in the form

  • Questions and Conversion of Lifestyle Made Christianity What It is Today

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    The beginning of Christianity came with many questions of why and conversion of lifestyles that made Christianity what it is today. The conversions of these three religious figures are: Saul of Tarsus (Paul the Apostle) that hated Christians and had set out to seek and bring every Christian to public trail and execution. Augustine of Hippo (Aurelius Augustinus) was the Catholic bishop of Hippo in Northern Africa. A highly skilled writer and the first Christian Philosopher; he accomplished over a

  • A Critical Interpretation of Hans Kung?s Historical Analysis of the Development of the Hierarchical Church

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    founders of Catholicism went against how Jesus wanted the church to be governed by establishing a hierarchy. The Christian church, according to Kung, began at Pentecost. When the Holy Spirit came to the apostles and told them to go out and preach the teachings of Jesus it meant that the apostles could claim an identity separate from Judaism. The majority of the first Christians were Jews from Jerusalem that believed that Jesus was the Messiah promised to the Jews in the Hebrew Testament and they

  • The Apostle Paul

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    Paul “the most influential apostle and missionary of the mid-first-century CE church and author of seven to nine New Testament letters” (H G-33). It would be quite an accolade to receive such recognition, but what makes it even more remarkable is that Paul, or Saul, (Saul was his Judean name and Paul was his Roman name (footnotes B 1943)) originally persecuted the ekklesia or “church”. Paul went from persecuting the ekklesia or “church” to being its “most influential apostle and missionary”. Why and

  • Looks Like A Deacon…

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    Many church denominations use members in positions called deacons. As varied as denominations are, so too are the duties and responsibilities of these deacons. By observing their functions in different churches we might ask ourselves some basic questions to understand them and their function. Some of the questions I ask myself are: Where do deacons come from? What are their purposes? When did the church first start using deacons? Are the servants identified in Acts the start of the deacons in the