Christianity.com is a member of the Salem Web Network of sites including: Copyright © 2020, Christianity.com. He is working extremely hard and across all corners of the earth But just as the Apostles had Faith and took a bold decision to spread the legacy of our lord Jesus Christ, May the Lord Almight also be our guide and pillar to overcome all odds and fulfil what he assigned us to do on this Earth. The apostle James is not the same James as Jesus brother so we need to establish that fact. All rights reserved worldwide. God bless you for researching this well for me. Jack, could you add me to your teaching newsletter also. 5:13-14). I no longer do the Ask Pastor Jack podcast, I am afraid. Is this God’s Plan to Limit Human Caused Global Warming to 1.5 degrees C? How many do you know named John, Pete, Tom, Andy, Jim, Bart, or Phil? Thank you for the great encouragment and I did sign you up for our newsletter and you can unsubscribe at any time. Bartholomew is also known as Nathaniel and there is scarce little known about how he died but it appears that since he was martyred in Armenia, he too must have been involved in the Great Commission and taking the good news into that part of the world. My prayer is that the lord will bless bro jack.the lord will us holy,sanctified,purified till he comes back. 25 Encouraging Bible Verses About Strength, Words of Encouragement: 30 Uplifting Quotes, How Christians Can Celebrate Thanksgiving Day (Every Day), Bible Verses For When You’ve Failed Or Blown It, Ice Dragon: Legend of the Blue Daisies – Movie Review, Phoenix Wilder And The Great Elephant Adventure – Movie Review, The Boxcar Children: Surprise Island – Movie Review. His father was Alpheus. I also pray that God should lead us and build us up within the faith Amen. There is a reason to believe that he stayed for fifteen years at Jerusalem, after which he went as a missionary to the Persians, Parthians and Medes. I like the teaching. We must rely on early church historians and secular historians as well but thankfully both seem to be in agreement and both are reliable. God will renew your anointing and keep you for the Master. But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. Matthew became the follower of Jesus Christ. His name was narrated in Acts 1:13, Like 6:15 and Mark 3:18. Great article! Peter was crucified, upside down at his request, since he did not feel he was worthy to die in the same manner as his Lord. Amen.”. His books are include: “Teaching Children The Gospel/How to Raise Godly Children,“ “Do Babies Go To Heaven?/Why Does God Allow Suffering?,“ "The Great Omission; Reaching the Lost for Christ," and “Blind Chance or Intelligent Design?, Empirical Methodologies & the Bible.". Am so much encouraged when I finished reading the death of the apostle. Paul was beheaded. Yet the faith continued to spread like wildfire -- even though Christianity was declared an illegal religion. Precious little else is known about the process but it is enough to know how he died. It is not fair to call Judas Iscariot an apostle since he was never truly converted or commissioned by Jesus. To him be glory for ever and ever. You follow Me.’, “whoever would be my disciple must follow after me”, “For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time for my departure is near. Probably Christ Himself must have told him and he was preparing Timothy to take over for him. Resources: New International Version Bible THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.™ Used by permission. Its History, Meaning and Celebration Explained, 35 Best Thanksgiving Bible Verses for Giving Thanks to God. Amen. He was included as one of the Evangelists according to the Christian tradition. The king lusted after his own niece, and had been rebuked by Matthew, for the girl was a nun, and therefore the bride of Christ. There were many Magi in Persia and so the chances that it would be the same ones who sought Jesus were the same ones who crucified Jude is highly unlikely. God bless. More grace, zeal and anointing to end well. Some of the oldest reports say he was not martyred, while others say he was stabbed to death in Ethiopia. But Jesus formed them into the backbone of the church and gave them the most extraordinary task imaginable: calling the entire world, including the mightiest empire ever known, to repentance and faith in the risen Christ. I only wish my faith was half as strong. Yet Jesus did not say to him that he would not die, but, “If I will that he remain till I come, what is that to you?”. While Matthew is honored as a martyr, no one knows for sure where or how he died. Tagged as: Many wonder how the 12 apostles died, but The New Testament tells of the fate of only two of the apostles: Judas, who betrayed Jesus and then went out and hanged himself, and James the son of Zebedee, who was executed by Herod about 44 AD (Acts 12:2). Any time that Jesus said “truly, truly” or “verily, verily” He was putting great emphasis on a truth and Jesus must have known, with certainty, how Peter would die and that they “will stretch out your hands” and “carry you where you do not want to go” clearly implied crucifixion. The Nazarenes and Ebionites were the Jewish-Christian groups who employed the gospels attributed to Matthew dated back in the third century. The word apostle means “one sent” and so we can see that disciples and apostles are not the same thing. Matthew was known as a martyr during his death according to the Orthodox Church and Roman Catholic Church. Matthew the tax collector and writer of a Gospel ministered in Persia and Ethiopia. Your story about these disciples is a clarion call to be heaven bound Christians, not cowardly ,bread and butter one.