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Apostles, The


1. Christ pre-eminently called "The Apostle". Heb 3:1.

2. Ordained by Christ. Mr 3:14; Joh 15:16.

3. Received their title from Christ. Lu 6:13.

4. Called by

a. God. 1Co 1:1; 12:28; Ga 1:1,15,16.

b. Christ. Mt 10:1; Mr 3:13; Ac 20:24; Ro 1:5.

c. The Holy Spirit. Ac 20:24; Ro 1:5.

5. Were unlearned men. Ac 4:13.

6. Selected from obscure stations. Mt 4:18.

7. Sent first to the house of Israel. Mt 10:5,6; Lu 24:47; Ac 13:46.

8. Sent to preach the gospel to all nations. Mt 28:19,20; Mr 16:15; 2Ti 1:11.

9. Christ always present with. Mt 28:20.

10. Warned against a timid profession of Christ. Mt 10:27-33.

11. The Holy Spirit given to. Joh 20:22; Ac 2:1-4; 9:17.

12. Guided by the Spirit into all truth. Joh 14:26; 15:26; 16:13.

13. Instructed by the Spirit to answer adversaries. Mt 10:19,20; Lu 12:11,12.

14. Specially devoted to the office of the ministry. Ac 6:4; 20:27.

15. Humility urged upon. Mt 20:26,27; Mr 9:33-37; Lu 22:24-30.

16. Self-denial urged upon. Mt 10:37-39.

17. Mutual love urged upon. Joh 15:17.

18. Equal authority given to each of. Mt 16:19; 18:18; 2Co 11:5.

19. Were not of the world. Joh 15:19; 17:16.

20. Were hated by the world. Mt 10:22; 24:9; Joh 15:18.

21. Persecutions and sufferings of. Mt 10:16,18; Lu 21:16; Joh 15:20; 16:2.

22. Saw Christ in the flesh. Lu 1:2; Ac 1:22; 1Co 9:1; 1Jo 1:1.

23. Witnesses of the resurrection and ascension of Christ. Lu 24:33-41,51; Ac 1:2-9; 10:40,41; 1Co 15:8.

24. Empowered to work miracles. Mt 10:1,8; Mr 16:20; Lu 9:1; Ac 2:43.