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  • (New Testament) one of the original 12 disciples chosen by Christ to preach his gospel
  • any important early teacher of Christianity or a Christian missionary to a people
  • an ardent early supporter of a cause or reform; "an apostle of revolution"

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  • an ardent early supporter of a cause or reform; "an apostle of revolution" ,
  • any important early teacher of Christianity or a Christian missionary to a people ,
  • (New Testament) one of the original 12 disciples chosen by Christ to preach his gospel

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  • Apostle: Apostille (international legal document or religious commentary). An apostle, from Classical Greek ἀπόστολος (apóstolos), meaning "one who is sent away"
  • Apostle (Latter Day Saints): For other uses, see Apostle (disambiguation). In the Latter Day Saint movement, an apostle is a "special witness of the name of Jesus Christ who is sent
  • John the Apostle: John the Apostle (Aramaic: ܝܘܚܢܢ ܫܠܝܚܐ‎ Yohanan Shliha; Hebrew: יוחנן בן זבדי‎ Yohanan Ben Zavdai c. AD 6 – c. 100) was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus
  • St. Thomas the Apostle: Saint Thomas the Apostle was one of the twelve disciples of Jesus. It may also refer to: St Thomas the Apostle (London), parish church in the City of
  • Andrew the Apostle: redirects here. For other uses, see Saint Andrew (disambiguation). Andrew the Apostle (Greek: Ἀνδρέας, Andreas; from the early 1st century – mid to late 1st
  • Apostle (Christian): "Twelve Apostles" redirects here. For other uses, see Twelve Apostles (disambiguation). According to the Bible's New Testament, the Apostles were
  • Philip the Apostle: Philip the Apostle (Greek: Φίλιππος, Philippos) was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus. Later Christian traditions describe Philip as the apostle who preached
  • Chaldean Catholic Eparchy of Saint Thomas the Apostle: same name, see St. Thomas the Apostle Church (disambiguation). The Chaldean Catholic Eparchy of Saint Thomas the Apostle is in Sydney, Australia, and is
  • St. Paul the Apostle Church (Manhattan): The Church of St. Paul the Apostle is a Roman Catholic church located at 8-10 Columbus Avenue on the corner of West 60th Street, in the Upper West Side
  • Self-portrait as the Apostle Paul: Self-portrait as the Apostle Paul (Dutch: Zelfportret als de apostel Paulus) is a 1661 self-portrait by the Dutch artist Rembrandt. It is now in the Rijksmuseum

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* God has placed in each soul an apostle to lead us upon the illumined path. Yet many seek life from without, unaware that is within them. - Kahlil Gibran

* The age of Grace began in mid-Acts, after the conversion of the Apostle Paul. It is through his letters alone that we learn about the dispensation of Grace, about Israel being set aside, with Jew and Gentile being saved into the Body of Christ. It was Paul who taught 'all the Jews which are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses' (Acts 2121). It was also Paul who proclaimed the forgiveness of sins 'to all who would believe' in Christ, adding that 'ye could not be justified by the law of Moses' (Acts 1338-39). The measuring rod of grace tells us that the age of Grace began with Paul, then continued through those who were saved and subsequently carried on His God-given doctrines of grace. - John Fredericksen

* Most of us have been taught about the need to appropriate by faith what is already ours through grace. We all desire to have more joy in our Christian life. The keys to experiencing joy are available to all of us. We need to understand the gospel of the grace of God as revealed to the Apostle Paul. Then as we put Paul's instructions into practice, we will come to know God experientially. This will cause us to know Him better which will cause us to want to obey more, and on and on it goes. Then as we learn and obey God and become focused on spiritual things instead of earthly things, we will become thankful for everything that God has provided for us in Christ. Knowledge, obedience, and thankfulness will then lead to abundant joy in our everyday life In the words of the old hymn Trust and obey, For there's no other way, To be happy in Jesus, But to trust and obey. - David Havard


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