The Apostles Of Jesus Christ

Brian Kuehmichel
December 23, 2014


Series: The Apostles Of Jesus Christ

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Ephesians 4:11-13 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: 13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ.


Matthew 10:1-5 And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease. 2 Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; 3 Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus; 4 Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.


Mark 3:14-19 And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach, 15 And to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils: 16 And Simon he surnamed Peter; 17 And James the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James [implying a younger brother to this James]; and he surnamed them Boanerges, which is, The sons of thunder: 18 And Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Canaanite, 19 And Judas Iscariot, which also betrayed him: and they went into an house.


Luke 6:12-16 And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God. 13 And when it was day, he called unto him his disciples: and of them he chose twelve, whom also he named apostles; 14 Simon, (whom he also named Peter,) and Andrew his brother, James and John, Philip and Bartholomew, 15 Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon called Zelotes, 16 And Judas [son of Alphaeus] the brother of James , and Judas Iscariot, which also was the traitor.



Apostle's Names In The Gospels
Listed in order given — from Matthew, Mark, & Luke and John   

compiled by Brian Kuehmichel©

   Matthew 10:2-5 Mark 3:16-19 Luke 6:14-16 John (assorted verses)
 The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; 3 Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus; 4 Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him. Simon he surnamed Peter; 17 And James the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James; and he surnamed them Boanerges, which is, The sons of thunder: 18 And Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Canaanite, 19 And Judas Iscariot, which also betrayed him. Simon, (whom he also named Peter,) and Andrew his brother, James and John, Philip and Bartholomew, 15 Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon called Zelotes, 16 And Judas [son of Alphaeus] the brother of James, and Judas Iscariot, which also was the traitor. Jn 1:42, 44-45; 6:8; 11:16; 13:26; 21:2, 15-17
Apostle Names
 1 Simon, who is called PeterSimon he surnamed PeterSimon, (whom he also named Peter)Simon Peter (Cephas) (Simon son of Jonas)
 2 Andrew his brotherJames the son of Zebedee, surnamed them Boanerges, which is, The sons of thunderAndrew his brotherAndrew, Simon Peter's brother
 3 James the son of ZebedeeJohn the brother of James [the son of Zebedee], surnamed them Boanerges, which is, The sons of thunder Jamesnot used
 4 John his brother (a younger son of Zebedee) AndrewJohnnot used
 5 PhilipPhilipPhilipPhilip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter
 6 BartholomewBartholomewBartholomewNathanael of Cana in Galilee
 7 Matthew the publicanMatthewMatthewnot used
 8 ThomasThomasThomasThomas, which is called Didymus
 9 James, the son of AlphaeusJames the son of AlphaeusJames the son of Alphaeusnot used
10  Lebbaeus, whose surname was ThaddaeusThaddaeusJudas [son of Alphaeus] the brother of James [son of Alphaeus]not used
11  Simon the CanaaniteSimon the CanaaniteSimon called Zelotesnot used
12  Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed himJudas Iscariot, which also betrayed himJudas Iscariot, which also was the traitorJudas Iscariot, the son of Simon

The Apostles In The New Testament
Lists — matching names to same person   

compiled by Brian Kuehmichel©

   Matthew 10:2-5 Mark 3:16-19 Luke 6:14-16 John (assorted verses)
 The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; 3 Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus; 4 Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him. Simon he surnamed Peter; 17 And James the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James; and he surnamed them Boanerges, which is, The sons of thunder: 18 And Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Canaanite, 19 And Judas Iscariot, which also betrayed him. Simon, (whom he also named Peter,) and Andrew his brother, James and John, Philip and Bartholomew, 15 Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon called Zelotes, 16 And Judas [son of Alphaeus] the brother of James, and Judas Iscariot, which also was the traitor. Jn 1:42, 44-45; 6:8; 11:16; 13:26; 21:2, 15-17
Apostle Names
 1 Simon, who is called PeterSimon he surnamed PeterSimon, (whom he also named Peter,)Simon Peter (Cephas) (Simon son of Jonas)
 2 Andrew his brotherAndrewAndrew his brotherAndrew, Simon Peter's brother
 3 James the son of ZebedeeJames the son of Zebedee, surnamed them Boanerges, which is, The sons of thunderJamesnot used
 4 John his brother (the son of Zebedee)John the brother of James [the son of Zebedee], surnamed them Boanerges, which is, The sons of thunderJohnnot used
 5 PhilipPhilipPhilipnot used
 6 BartholomewBartholomewBartholomewNathanael of Cana in Galilee
 7 Matthew the publicanMatthewMatthewnot used
 8 ThomasThomasThomasnot used
 9 James, the son of AlphaeusJames the son of AlphaeusJames the son of Alphaeusnot used
10  Lebbaeus, whose surname was ThaddaeusThaddaeusJudas [son of Lebbaeus] the brother of James [son of Alphaeus]not used
11  Simon the CanaaniteSimon the CanaaniteSimon called Zelotesnot used
12  Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed himJudas Iscariot, which also betrayed himJudas Iscariot, which also was the traitorJudas Iscariot, the son of Simon
13MatthaiasActs 1:15-26 Wherefore of these men which have companied with us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, 22 Beginning from the baptism of John, unto that same day that he was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrection. 23 And they appointed two, Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias. 24 And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen, 25 That he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place. 26 And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.
14Saul / PaulActs 9:3-6 And as [Saul] journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven: 4 And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? 5 And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. 6 And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do. Acts 9:15-16 But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel: 16 For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name's sake.
2 Corinthians 12:11-12 I am become a fool in glorying; ye have compelled me: for I ought to have been commended of you: for in nothing am I behind the very chiefest apostles, though I be nothing. 12 Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds. 1 Corinthians 1:1 Paul called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God.
2 Corinthians 11:5 For I suppose I was not a whit behind the very chiefest apostles.
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