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Jesus & Hits Disciples 

I never really get over the fact that this is the fate they all suffered….. 

Killing Jesus
By: Patrick J. Kiger February 19, 2015

How Did the Apostles Die?

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Jesus’ death on the cross, as described in the New Testament, has become one of the most famous events. But what happened to the 12 disciples who were his closest followers? Not as much information has survived about their fates, but here is what’s available from various sources, including the New Testament itself, apocryphal texts, early Christian historians, legends and lore.

• Simon, AKA Peter: Simon-Peter, who was appointed by Jesus the leader of the new sect, is viewed by Roman Catholics as the first pope, was eventually martyred in Rome during the reign of the emperor Nero. As the story goes, Peter asked to be crucified upside down, so that his death would not be the equal of Jesus and the Romans supposedly obliged.
• Andrew: According to 15th Century religious historian Dorman Newman, Andrew—the brother of Peter—went to Patras in western Greece in 69 AD, where the Roman proconsul Aegeates debated religion with him. Aegeates tried to convince Andrew to forsake Christianity, so that he would not have to torture and execute him. But when that didn’t work, apparently he decided to give Andrew the full treatment. Andrew was scourged, and then tied rather than nailed to a cross, so that he would suffer for a longer time before dying. Andrew lived for two days, during which he preached to passersby.
• James (son of Zebedee, AKA James the Greater): Acts 12:1-19 says that James was killed with a sword. The newly-appointed governor of Judea, Herod Agrippa, decided to ingratiate himself with the Romans by persecuting leaders of the new sect. After James was arrested and led to place of execution, his unnamed accuser was moved by his courage. He not only repented and converted on the spot, but asked to be executed alongside James. The Roman executioners obliged, and both men were beheaded simultaneously.
• John: John was the only one of the original disciples not to die a violent death. Instead, he passed away peacefully in Patmos in his old age, sometime around 100 AD.
• Philip: Philip, the first of Jesus’ disciples, became a missionary in Asia. Eventually, he traveled to the Egyptian city of Heliopolis, where he was scourged, thrown into prison, and crucified in 54 AD.
• Bartholomew: Bartholomew supposedly preached in several countries, including India, where he translated the Gospel of Matthew for believers. In one account, “impatient idolaters” beat Bartholomew and then crucified him, while in another, he was skinned alive and then beheaded.
• Thomas: Apparently Thomas preached the gospel in Greece and India, where he angered local religious authorities, who martyred him by running him through with a spear.
• Matthew: According to legend, the former tax collector turned missionary was martyred in Ethiopia, where he was supposedly stabbed in the back by an swordsman sent by King Hertacus, after he criticized the king’s morals.
• James (son of Alphaeus, AKA James the Less): According to Foxe, James, who was elected by his fellow believers to head the churches of Jerusalem, was one of the longest-lived apostles, perhaps exceeded only by John. At the age of 94, he was beaten and stoned by persecutors, and then killed him by hitting him in the head with a club.
• Thaddaeus, AKA Lebbaeus, Judas or Jude: According to several stories, he was crucified at Edessa (the name of cities in both Turkey and Greece) in 72 AD.
• Simon the Canaanite AKA the Zealot: Simon preached in Mauritania on the west coast of Africa, and then went to England, where he was crucified in 74 AD.
• Judas Iscariot: According to Matthew 27:3-6, the treacherous apostle quickly felt remorse over his betrayal of Jesus and went to the Temple to recant. When the high priests ignored his plea, he threw down the 30 pieces of silver that he had been paid, and went off and hanged himself.  But Acts 1:15-20, gives a different and even grislier version of Judas’ demise. He says that Judas used the blood money to purchase a piece of land and then fell headlong from a high place there, so that “he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out.” Jerusalem residents subsequently named the place Aceldama, which means “the field of blood.”

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Posted by on November 9, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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Hope and Resurrection

Encouragement happens when we look for it,

And give it,
In turn, it

Happens when we are not looking for it, when
We do not need it, yet

We do, it
Is soft and delicate and yellow,

Mellow on the face of a lover,
The,

Face of the receiver.

“In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me.”


-John 16:16-


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Posted by on November 6, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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When God is hidden….

I had no idea that Joseph was approached by his bosses wife and when he refused to sleep with her, she framed him for rape and he was imprisoned for years.

Joseph prepares Egypt for seven years of famine by storing a little bit of what came in during seven years of feast.

I find, even now at my age, that I stagger from feast to famine and back again – like a yoyo.

I try and save and it just doesn’t happen.

But Joseph shows me something. Joseph does it because he is level headed enough to keep sight of the famine ahead.

Not that he’s a miser – he enjoys himself! He does it out of a sense of responsibility to himself and to those around him.

I think this year I’m going to focus on saving. Something here, something there, however little.

And see how that goes.

 
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Posted by on November 3, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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Do not boast…

This is what the Lord says:

“Let not the wise man (sic; woman…)…boast of his wisdom or the strong man boast of his strength or the rich man boast of his riches, but let him who boasts boast about this: that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight, declare the Lord.”

-Jeremiah 9:23-24-

 
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Posted by on October 6, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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I press on…

“Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take a hold of that for which Christ Jesus took a hold of me.”

“Brothers (sic Sisters), I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it.”

“But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”

-philipians 3:12-14-

 
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Posted by on October 5, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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Priorities

The basis of self-discipline is not the self, you
You’re neck is as long as an antelope,

Good batteries,

The lazy man does not roast his game,
Priorities,

Scientific,
Ink,

Hate!

Despite,
Believe,

Because,
Democracy!

Religion,
God!

Kenyan,
Cheerleader, and

I need a one dance,
Waiting for you,

John Denver,

What’s in the way,
Is the way,

Success
Is my birthright; wait!

Death is a part of it!

Anything I can do as a horse,
Let to water to drink,

Donkey!

Ancestral freedom is free.
They all went to win, Philosophy

And have not looked through the Telescope.

♦Matthew 17:14♦

-When they came to the crowd, a man approached Jesus and knelt before him.-

 
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Posted by on October 3, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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If only

If only I had the time, the
Patience,

Less ambition, if
Only I knew right from wrong, I

Would change the world, paint it

Pink, I would
Love freely, if

Only I could.

♦Photo – Personal♦

Jeremiah 29:13

-you will seek me and find me when you seek with all of your heart-

 
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Posted by on October 2, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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“…and For This Reason…”

 

Add to faith, goodness;
To goodness, knowledge;
To knowledge, self-control;
To self-control, perseverance;
To perseverance, clean intention;
To this intention, brotherly-kindness, and
To brotherly-kindness, love.

No-one understands me.
No-one appreciates me.
You never listen.

You never say, “I love you.”

Yet in the cool spaces between impressing others and,
Being pleasant to God, how

Are you?
How am I? And,

Then I know,

How wonderful it is,
To ache to be pleasing to God.

-2nd Peter 1:5-7-

*Photo* – Personal

 
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Posted by on August 1, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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The Rat Only Comes When You Don’t Have A Stick To Kill It.

Damned if you do damned if you don’t,
Hell for leather,

Hammer and tongs,
Till death do us part,

Give up the ghost,
Make hay,

Make babies,
Make love,

Not war,

Dress up,
Come down,

Every dog has its place in the sun,
Rage against the dying of the light,

Strike whilst the iron is hot,
Count your chickens before they hatch,

Against the dying of the day;

There are bigger fish to fry,
A stitch in time saves nine.

Eggs in one basket,
Scrambled,
Sunny-Side Up,

Bacon,

When you rattle a snake expect a bite –
Enough.

Pierre et Seydou and
Kaka Sungura,

Bi Kidude,

An apple a day keeps the doctor away,
The early bird catches the worm;

A bird in hand is worth two in the bush
Two peas in a pod,

Let sleeping dogs lie,
Tomorrow never comes.

Diamonds are forever,

For by your words you will be acquitted,
And by you words you will be condemned.

 

 

-short evocative poetry-

For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.” – Matthew


 
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Posted by on July 23, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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Standing Behind People

short poetry words move god philosophy ancestor

 

 

You are the,
Reduction,

Sweet wine, the
Product of every,

Human Being,
Behind you, and

That is all;

Behind every,
Great human, is

God,

Behind every great,
Man, a woman

A woman, a man,
A man, a man and,

A woman, a woman, you
Are the original ancestor,

You.

♦Picture – 500Px

-short evocative poetry-

 

 

 
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Posted by on June 26, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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