1. Matthew
Suffered martyrdom in Ethiopia, Killed by a sword
2. Mark
Died in Alexandria, Egypt , after being dragged by
Horses through the streets until he was dead.
3. Luke
Was hanged in Greece as a result of his
tremendous Preaching to the lost.
4. John
Faced martyrdom when he was boiled in huge
Basin of boiling oil during a wave of persecution In
Rome. However, he was miraculously delivered
From death.
John was then sentenced to the mines on the
prison Island of Patmos. He wrote his prophetic
Book of Revelation on Patmos . The apostle John
was later freed and returned to serve As Bishop of
Edessa in modern Turkey . He died as an old man,
the only apostle to die peacefully
5. Peter
He was crucified upside down on an x-shaped
According to church tradition it was because he
told his tormentors that he felt unworthy to die In
the same way that Jesus Christ had died.
6. James
The leader of the church in Jerusalem , was thrown
over a hundred feet down from the southeast
pinnacle of the Temple when he refused to deny
his faith in Christ. When they discovered that he
survived the fall, his
enemies beat James to death with a fuller’s club.
* This was the same pinnacle where Satan had
taken Jesus during the Temptation.
7. James the Son of Zebedee,
was a fisherman by trade when Jesus Called him
to a lifetime of ministry. As a strong leader of the
church, James was beheaded at Jerusalem. The
Roman officer who guarded James watched
amazed as James defended his faith at his trial.
Later, the officer Walked beside James to the place
of execution. Overcome by conviction, he declared
his new faith to the judge and Knelt beside James
to accept beheading as a Christian.
8. Bartholomew
Also known as Nathaniel Was a missionary to Asia.
He witnessed for our Lord in present day Turkey.
Bartholomew was martyred for his preaching in
Armenia where he was flayed to death by a whip.
9. Andrew
Was crucified on an x-shaped cross in Patras,
Greece. After being whipped severely by seven
soldiers they tied his body to the cross with cords
to prolong his agony. His followers reported that,
when he was led toward the cross, Andrew saluted
it in these words: ‘I have long desired and
expected this happy hour. The cross has been
consecrated by the body of Christ hanging on it.’
He continued to preach to his tormentors For two
days until he expired.
10. Thomas
Was stabbed with a spear in India during one of
his missionary trips to establish the church in the
11. Jude
Was killed with arrows when he refused to deny
his faith in Christ.
12. Matthias
The apostle chosen to replace the traitor Judas
Iscariot, was stoned and then beheaded.
13. Paul
Was tortured and then beheaded by the evil
Emperor Nero at Rome in A.D. 67. Paul endured a
lengthy imprisonment, which allowed him to write
his many
epistles to the churches he had formed throughout
the Roman Empire. These letters, which taught
many of the foundational Doctrines of Christianity,
form a large portion of the New Testament.
Perhaps this is a reminder to us that our
sufferings here are indeed minor compared to the
intense persecution and cold cruelty faced by the
apostles and disciples during their times For the
sake of the Faith. And ye shall be hated of all men
for my name’s sake: But he that endureth to the
end shall be saved.
Pass on to encourage other Christians
Why Do we feel sleepy in Prayer or fellowship?
But stay awake through a 3 hour movie or TV
Why are we so bored when we look at the HOLY
But find it easy to read other books?
Why is it so easy to ignore a msg about God or
Yet we forward the nasty ones?
Why are Churches getting smaller? Because you’re
wiser & know better? You deceiving yourself
serving yourself
But bars and clubs are expanding?
Why is it so easy to worship a celebrity,
But very difficult to engage with God?
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