What does Apostleship mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
ἀποστολῆς a sending away. / a sending away 2
ἀποστολὴν a sending away. / a sending away 2

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   1 a sending away.
      1a of the sending off of a fleet.
      1b of consuls with an army, i.e. of an expedition.
   2 a sending away, i.e. a dismissal, release.
   3 a thing sent, esp.
   of gifts.
   4 in the NT, the office and dignity of the apostles of Christ, apostleship.
   

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Baker's Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - apostleship, Gift of
See Holy Spirit, Gifts of
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - apostleship of Prayer
A pious association, otherwise known as a league of prayer in union with the Heart of Jesus, founded at Vals, France, by Francis Gautrelet, 1844. It owes its popularity to Henry Ramiere, S.J., who adapted its organization for various Catholic institutions, 1861. Its object is to promote the practice of prayer for the mutual intentions of the members, in union with the intercession of Christ in heaven. Three practises constitute three degrees of membership:
first, a daily offering of one's prayers, good works, and sufferings;
second, daily recitation of a decade of beads for the special intentions of the Holy Father;
third, reception of Holy Communion with the motive of reparation, monthly or weekly.
The general of the Society of Jesus is its moderator-general. The "Messenger of the Sacred Heart" is a magazine edited monthly by this association. Among 75 nations there are 1,900,000 subscribers. It is published in 38 languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Hungarian, Portuguese, Danish, Finnish, Flemish, Dutch, Polish, Greek, Rumanian, Lithuanian, Czech, Albanian, Catalan, Breton, Basque, Irish, Arabic, Chinese, Ruthenian, Croatian, Slovenian, Slovak, Tamil, Malayalam, Gujarati, Telugu, Canarese, Marathi, Togo, Malagasy, Fiji, Cree, Maltese.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - apostleship of the Sea
Society for promoting the spiritual welfare of Catholic seafarers throughout the world, with headquarters in London. Working in cooperation with the twelve sailor centers which existed in 1920, the Apostleship began in that year a crusade which has resulted in the establishing of more tan 100 enrolling centers where sailors can add their names to the seafarers of all nations. Apostleship publicity, broadcast in many languages to the Catholic press throughout the world, has results in the formation of national section in Holland and Spain, regional headquarters in Australia, Canada, India, Italy, New Zealand, and South America. In this effort the Brothers of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society have taken a generous part. The coordinating Council of the Society and the Apostleship of the Sea provides a general clearing-house for all Catholic sailor-service activities and apostleship organizing machinery, and is at the disposal of all Catholic organizations and of individual Catholics who desire to help sailors. The Apostleship published a monthly newspaper in English, with bulletins in Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish and other languages. The Apostleship in the United States maintain a web site.
Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words - Apostle, apostleship
1: ἀπόστολος (Strong's #652 — Noun Masculine — apostolos — ap-os'-tol-os ) is, lit., "one sent forth" (apo, "from," stello, "to send"). "The word is used of the Lord Jesus to describe His relation to God, Hebrews 3:1 ; see John 17:3 . The twelve disciples chosen by the Lord for special training were so called, Luke 6:13 ; 9:10 . Paul, though he had seen the Lord Jesus, 1 Corinthians 9:1 ; 15:8 , had not 'companied with' the Twelve 'all the time' of His earthly ministry, and hence was not eligible for a place among them, according to Peter's description of the necessary qualifications, Acts 1:22 . Paul was commissioned directly, by the Lord Himself, after His Ascension, to carry the Gospel to the Gentiles.
"The word has also a wider reference. In Acts 14:4,14 , it is used of Barnabas as well as of Paul; in Romans 16:7 of Andronicus and Junias. In 2 Corinthians 8:23 (RV, margin) two unnamed brethren are called 'apostles of the churches;' in Philippians 2:25 (RV, margin) Epaphroditus is referred to as 'your apostle.' It is used in 1 Thessalonians 2:6 of Paul, Silas and Timothy, to define their relation to Christ." * [1]
2: ἀποστολή (Strong's #651 — Noun Feminine — apostole — ap-os-tol-ay' ) "a sending, a mission," signifies an apostleship, Acts 1:25 ; Romans 1:5 ; 1 Corinthians 9:2 ; Galatians 2:8 .
Note: Pseudapostoloi, "false apostles," occurs in 2 Corinthians 11:13 .
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Sea, apostleship of the
Society for promoting the spiritual welfare of Catholic seafarers throughout the world, with headquarters in London. Working in cooperation with the twelve sailor centers which existed in 1920, the Apostleship began in that year a crusade which has resulted in the establishing of more tan 100 enrolling centers where sailors can add their names to the seafarers of all nations. Apostleship publicity, broadcast in many languages to the Catholic press throughout the world, has results in the formation of national section in Holland and Spain, regional headquarters in Australia, Canada, India, Italy, New Zealand, and South America. In this effort the Brothers of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society have taken a generous part. The coordinating Council of the Society and the Apostleship of the Sea provides a general clearing-house for all Catholic sailor-service activities and apostleship organizing machinery, and is at the disposal of all Catholic organizations and of individual Catholics who desire to help sailors. The Apostleship published a monthly newspaper in English, with bulletins in Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish and other languages. The Apostleship in the United States maintain a web site.

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Apostleship of the Sea - Working in cooperation with the twelve sailor centers which existed in 1920, the apostleship began in that year a crusade which has resulted in the establishing of more tan 100 enrolling centers where sailors can add their names to the seafarers of all nations. apostleship publicity, broadcast in many languages to the Catholic press throughout the world, has results in the formation of national section in Holland and Spain, regional headquarters in Australia, Canada, India, Italy, New Zealand, and South America. The coordinating Council of the Society and the apostleship of the Sea provides a general clearing-house for all Catholic sailor-service activities and apostleship organizing machinery, and is at the disposal of all Catholic organizations and of individual Catholics who desire to help sailors. The apostleship published a monthly newspaper in English, with bulletins in Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish and other languages. The apostleship in the United States maintain a web site
Sea, Apostleship of the - Working in cooperation with the twelve sailor centers which existed in 1920, the apostleship began in that year a crusade which has resulted in the establishing of more tan 100 enrolling centers where sailors can add their names to the seafarers of all nations. apostleship publicity, broadcast in many languages to the Catholic press throughout the world, has results in the formation of national section in Holland and Spain, regional headquarters in Australia, Canada, India, Italy, New Zealand, and South America. The coordinating Council of the Society and the apostleship of the Sea provides a general clearing-house for all Catholic sailor-service activities and apostleship organizing machinery, and is at the disposal of all Catholic organizations and of individual Catholics who desire to help sailors. The apostleship published a monthly newspaper in English, with bulletins in Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish and other languages. The apostleship in the United States maintain a web site
Messenger of the Sacred Heart, the - A family magazine published monthly in New York City by the apostleship of Prayer and edited by the Jesuit Fathers, with the purpose of fostering the practise of virtue among its readers; founded, 1866. See also, apostleship of Prayer
Apostolate - ) The dignity, office, or mission, of an apostle; apostleship
Bishoprick, - where the office, is 'apostleship,' for which one was chosen to take the place of Judas Iscariot
Sacred Heart Badge - It is the badge of the League of the Sacred Heart (the apostleship of Prayer), a world-wide society fostered by the Society of Jesus
Sisters, Servants of the Holy Ghost of Perpetual a - A religious congregation founded by Father Arnold Janssen at Steyl, the Netherlands in 1896 for the propagation of the Faith and sanctification of the priesthood through the apostleship of prayer
Sisters of Joan of Arc - The sisters take care of parish rectories and devout themselves to the service of the clergy and promoting apostleship to the Sacred Heart
Apostolic, College - After the death of Judas to show that Christ wished them to be a religious society, they immediately elected Matthias "to take the place of this ministry and 'Apostleship" (Acts 1) ...
Benedict Sestini - He founded the Messenger of the Sacred Heart and the apostleship of Prayer in the United States
Sestini, Benedict - He founded the Messenger of the Sacred Heart and the apostleship of Prayer in the United States
Barsabas - He was one of the candidates for the vacancy in the apostleship, occasioned by the fall of Judas Iscariot
Joseph Barsabas - One of the two chosen as candidates for Judas Iscariot's vacant apostleship; therefore he must have followed Jesus from His baptism to His ascension, and so was fitted to be a witness of His resurrection (Acts 1:22)
Barsabas - He was on of the two candidates nominated to fill the vacancy left by Judas Iscariot in the apostleship, Acts 1:1-26
Reparation - It is identified with the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, as the practise of members of the third degree of the apostleship of Prayer, who offer Holy Communion to repair irreverence and ingratitude toward Our Lord in this Sacrament
Matthias, Saint - (Hebrew: Mattithiah, gift of Jahveh) ...
Disciple selected with Barsabas, after the Ascension, from those followers of Christ who were deemed qualified for appointment to the apostleship vacant through the betrayal and death of Judas
Santiago, Chile, City of - Confraternities of all kinds flourish in the parishes, including those of the Blessed Sacrament, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, the apostleship of Prayer, the Sacred Heart, the Children of Mary, the Congregation of Mary and Saint Aloysius, the Most Holy Rosary, Christian Doctrine, Christian Mothers, and Peterspence
Matthias - Elected to the apostleship instead of Judas the traitor
Matthew - He does not dissemble his former profession; thus exalting the grace of Christ which raised him to the apostleship
False Apostles - The false apostles appear to have been Jewish Christians (2 Corinthians 11:22 ), well-trained in speech (2 Corinthians 11:6 ), who perhaps claimed “visions and revelations of the Lord” (2 Corinthians 12:1 ) as authenticating marks of apostleship (Compare the role of Paul's Damascus Road experience, Acts 9:15 ; Acts 22:14-15 ; Acts 26:16-19 ). ” Paul countered that suffering for Christ was the mark of true apostleship (2 Corinthians 11:23 )
Apostles - It was natural that James, who was recognized as the head of the Church at Jerusalem, should be accorded the dignity of apostleship, as well for his extreme sanctity as for his relationship to Jesus. And as for Paul, his Apostolic title was bitterly contested; and he triumphantly defended it on the double ground that, though he had not companied with Jesus in the days of His flesh, he had seen Him after His glorification on the road to Damascus ( 1 Corinthians 9:1 ), and though he was not one of the original Apostles, his apostleship had the Lord’s own sanction ( 1 Corinthians 9:2 , 2 Corinthians 12:12 ). Perhaps it was his example that emboldened others outside the ranks of the Twelve and the Seventy to claim apostleship on the score of Apostolic gifts, real or supposed ( 2 Corinthians 11:13 , Revelation 2:2 )
Corinth'Ians, Second Epistle to the, - This information, as it would seem from our present epistle, was mainly favorable; the better part of the church were returning to their spiritual allegiance to the founder, (2 Corinthians 1:13,14 ; 7:9,15,16 ) but there was still a faction who strenuously denied Paul's claim to apostleship
Apostles - Paul's apostleship is a calling (Romans 1:1 ) by God's will (1 Corinthians 1:1 ; 2 Corinthians 1:1 ; Ephesians 1:1 ; Colossians 1:1 ; 2 Timothy 1:1 ). Human authority had nothing to do with his apostleship, for it came through Jesus Christ and God the Father (Galatians 1:1 ), through the “commandment of God our Savior” (1 Timothy 1:1 ). Indeed, existence and ministry of the Corinthian church sealed Paul's apostleship, showing he had done the work of an apostle. ...
Those who opposed Paul's claim to apostleship simply sought to be his equal but in reality were “false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ” (2 Corinthians 11:13 , NRSV). Ultimately Paul proved his apostleship not by asserting personal authority or demanding praise from other people. Peter's apostleship could be distinguished from Paul's as an apostleship to the Jews as contrasted to an apostleship to the Gentiles (Galatians 2:8 )
Matthew - His original name was Levi, Mark 2:14; Luke 5:27; Luke 5:29, which, like that of Simon and of Saul, was changed on his being called to the apostleship
James, Son of Zebedee - He was a fisherman, and was called to the apostleship while mending his nets
Holy Hour, the - , founded a confraternity at Paray-le-Monial for the purpose of spreading this devotion, and in virtue of a rescript of Pius IX, 1875, the associates of the apostleship of Prayer can gain a plenary indulgence by keeping the Holy Hour
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2: ἀποστολή (Strong's #651 — Noun Feminine — apostole — ap-os-tol-ay' ) "a sending, a mission," signifies an apostleship, Acts 1:25 ; Romans 1:5 ; 1 Corinthians 9:2 ; Galatians 2:8
Simon the Apostle, Saint - After his conversion and call to the apostleship, Simon directed his zeal and fidelity to the service of Christ
Place (His Own) - _ praevaricatus est) from the ministry and apostleship, to ‘go to his own place
Seal - Converts are by Paul styled the seal of his apostleship, i
Matthias - Paul’s apostleship
Weakness - For these reasons Paul boasts of his weakness and views it as a sign of true apostleship (2 Corinthians 11:30 )
Galatia - Paul's apostleship, no doubt occasioned great uneasiness of mind to him and to the faithful in that age, and did much hurt, at least for a while, among the Galatians. But in the issue these evils have proved of no small service to the church in general; for by obliging the Apostle to produce the evidences of his apostleship, and to relate the history of his life, especially after his conversion, we have obtained the fullest assurance of his being a real Apostle, called to the office by Jesus Christ himself; consequently we are assured that our faith in the doctrines of the Gospel, as taught by him, (and it is he who hath taught the peculiar doctrines of the Gospel most fully,) is not built on the credit of a man, but on the authority of the Spirit of God, by whom St
Apostle - Thus, all apostleship finds its meaning in Jesus the Apostle, sent by God to be the Savior of the world ( 1 John 4:14 ). ...
Paul's own claim to apostleship is likewise based on the divine call of Christ (Romans 1:1 ; 1Col 1:1; Galatians 1:1,15 ; cf. Paul bases his apostleship on the grace of God, not on ecstatic gifts or the signs of an apostle (2 Corinthians 12 ). In addition to understanding apostleship in terms of its basis in a divine call, Paul views the life of an apostle as being one of self-sacrificial service that entails suffering (1Col 4:9-13; 15:30-32; 2Col 4:7-12; 11:23-29). Paul viewed apostleship as a gift of the Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:28 ), which was often accompanied by miraculous signs and mighty works (2 Corinthians 12:12 )
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Jude or Judas Thaddeus was, like his elder brother James (Matthew 13; Jude 1:1), slow to understand Jesus's true mission (as, indeed, all the brothers were, according to John 7), like him, drawn to the apostleship (Luke 6), and, like him, the author of a catholic epistle
Wedding Guests, Bridegroom And the - It was spoken probably on the occasion of the banquet given by Saint Matthew to Christ and His disciples along with many sinners and publicans, after his call to the apostleship
Matthias - We there gather (1) that he was one of those who had ‘companied with’ the apostles ‘all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among’ them, ‘beginning from the baptism of John’ until the Ascension; (2) that he was antecedently the less prominent of the two put forward, his bare name only being given, while Joseph is further described by a patronymic ‘called Barsabbas,’ and also by a surname ‘Justus’ (δίκαιος); for, says Bengel, ‘eo cognomine videri poterat praeferri debere, nisi,’ as he justly adds ‘postea demum hoc cognomen nactus est ut agnosceret quamvis Matthias electus esset, ipsum tamen sua laude non excidisse’; and (3) that anyhow the Lord who is καρδιογνώστης unerringly declared him (ἀναδεῖξαι) the more suitable for the apostleship
Answer - Paul’s answers to those who denied his apostleship, the Judaizers who followed him from place to place and attempted to undermine his teaching and influence among his converts in his absence-a fact to which we largely owe the letters to the Galatians and the Corinthians, or at least the most characteristic and polemical portions of them. Paul’s apologia meets these charges with a vehement assertion of his innocence, of his full apostleship, of his competency to utter forth the gospel from fullness of knowledge (1 Corinthians 11:6), and of his abundant sufferings and self-denial for the sake of his converts
Divination - The land of Canaan was divided by lot (Numbers 26:55,56 ); Achan's guilt was detected (Joshua 7:16-19 ), Saul was elected king (1 Samuel 10:20,21 ), and Matthias chosen to the apostleship, by the solem lot (Acts 1:26 )
Simon - , "or Zealot" He is also called "Zelotes" (Luke 6:15 ; Acts 1:13 ; RSV, "the Zealot"), because previous to his call to the apostleship he had been a member of the fanatical sect of the Zealots
Evangelist - We conclude, therefore, that the evangelist as such was not an official, but one who, without having the higher powers of apostleship or prophecy, or any special talent for teaching or pastoral work, had a gift for proclaiming the gospel as a message of saving love a gift which was chiefly exercised, no doubt, by moving as Philip had done from place to place
Jude - We are not informed when, or how, he was called to be an Apostle; but it has been conjectured, that, before his vocation to the apostleship, he was a husbandman, that he was married, and that he had children
Rejection - Paul that God’s chosen people whom He foreknew seemed to be rejected, and it was taken by opponents as a reflexion upon his apostleship that Israel as a nation rejected his gospel
Peter - ") The next notice of Peter is in Luke 5 when he was called to the apostleship
Grace - apostleship, or the qualifications of an apostle
Apostle - For Paul was extraordinarily appointed to the apostleship by Christ, Galatians 1:1; and others seem to nave been added, as Barnabas, Acts 14:14; and according to the belief of some writers many more
Care - " Besides his external sufferings, his care for all the churches and the subsequent heartache because of an intense concern for those he loved is Paul's mark of true apostleship
Bishop - " In their apostleship the apostles have no successors, for the signs of an apostle have not been transmitted. The sum of the arguments amounts to this, that episcopacy in the sense of superintendency, not in that of succession to the apostleship, has the apostolic precedent to recommend it; but no directions for the form of church government so positive and explicit as those in the Old Testament concerning the Aaronic priesthood and Levitical ministry are laid down in the New Testament as to the Christian ministry
Ordination - It is the view of some that this was an ‘ordination’ of Barnabas and Saul to the apostleship (so, e. In the first place, nothing whatever is said in the passage in question about the apostleship, or indeed about an appointment to any office whatever. ’ His apostleship is of Divine, not of human, origin; the same is true of the apostleship of the Twelve also. Further, his apostleship is not through man-no man is the instrument by which this Divinely appointed apostleship came to him
Peter - His new name "Peter" ("rock-man") was given him when he was called to the apostleship
Seal - A — 1: σφραγίς (Strong's #4973 — Noun Feminine — sphragis — sfrag-ece' ) denotes (a) "a seal" or "signet," Revelation 7:2 , "the seal of the living God," an emblem of ownership and security, here combined with that of destination (as in Ezekiel 9:4 ), the persons to be "sealed" being secured from destruction and marked for reward; (b) "the impression" of a "seal" or signet, (1) literal, a "seal" on a book or roll, combining with the ideas of security and destination those of secrecy and postponement of disclosures, Revelation 5:1,2,5,9 ; 6:1,3,5,7,9,12 ; 8:1 ; (2) metaphorical, Romans 4:11 , said of "circumcision," as an authentication of the righteousness of Abraham's faith, and an external attestation of the covenant made with him by God; the rabbis called circumcision "the seal of Abraham;" in 1 Corinthians 9:2 , of converts as a "seal" or authentication of Paul's apostleship; in 2 Timothy 2:19 , "the firm foundation of God standeth, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are His," RV, indicating ownership, authentication, security and destination, "and, Let every one that nameth the Name of the Lord depart from unrighteousness," indicating a ratification on the part of the believer of the determining counsel of God concerning him; Revelation 9:4 distinguishes those who will be found without the "seal" of God on their foreheads Appear, Appearance - ...
Just as the authority of an Old Testament prophet or leader involved having received an appearance from God, so an essential requirement for apostleship in the New Testament is having received an appearance from the risen Christ. Paul regards this appearance as both a validation of his apostleship and as central to the message of the gospel (1 Corinthians 15:3-8 )
Corinth - Some gave themselves out to be apostles (2 Corinthians 11:5; 2 Corinthians 11:13), alleging that Paul was not of the twelve nor an eye-witness of the gospel facts, and did not dare to prove his apostleship by claiming support from the church (1 Corinthians 9). To explain why he deferred his promised visit to Corinth on his way to Macedonia (1 Corinthians 4:19; 1 Corinthians 16:5; 2 Corinthians 1:15-16), and so to explain his apostolic walk, and vindicate his apostleship against gainsayers (2 Corinthians 1:12; 2 Corinthians 1:24; 2 Corinthians 6:3-18; 2 Corinthians 7:2; 2 Corinthians 7:10; 2 Corinthians 7:11; 2 Corinthians 7:12). The style passes rapidly from the gentle, joyous, and consolatory, to stern reproof and vindication of his apostleship against his opponents
Apostle - On this hypothesis, the temporary apostleship, though not identical with the permanent office, was typical of it and preparatory to it (Hort, The Christian Ecclesia, 1897, p. ...
This extension of sphere is one of the special marks of the transfigured apostleship. The first act of the infant Church was to restore the typical number twelve by the election of Matthias; and it is worthy of note, as indicating both the undeveloped condition of the ministry and also the germs of future developments, that in Acts all three terms, ‘diaconate’ (Acts 1:17; Acts 1:25), ‘bishopric’ (Acts 1:20), and ‘apostleship’ (Acts 1:25), are used in connexion with the election of Matthias
Seal - Paul described his Corinthian converts as the seal of his apostleship (1 Corinthians 9:2 )
Timotheus - After saluting him in an affectionate manner, and reminding him of the reason for which he was left at Ephesus, the Apostle takes occasion, from the frivolous disputes which some Judaizing teachers had introduced among the Ephesians, to assert the practical nature of the Gospel, and to show its superiority over the law; he returns thanks to God for his own appointment to the apostleship, and recommends to Timothy fidelity in the discharge of his sacred office; he exhorts that prayers should be made for all men, and especially for magistrates; he gives directions for the conduct of women, and forbids their teaching in public; he describes the qualifications necessary for bishops and deacons, and speaks of the mysterious nature of the Gospel dispensation; he foretels that there will be apostates from the truth, and false teachers in the latter times, and recommends to Timothy purity of manners and improvement of his spiritual gifts; he gives him particular directions for his behaviour toward persons in different situations in life, and instructs him in several points of Christian discipline; he cautions him against false teachers, gives him several precepts, and solemnly charges him to be faithful to his trust. Paul, after his usual salutation, assures Timothy of his most affectionate remembrance; he speaks of his own apostleship and of his sufferings; exhorts Timothy to be steadfast in the true faith, to be constant and diligent in the discharge of his ministerial office, to avoid foolish and unlearned questions, and to practise and inculcate the great duties of the Gospel; he describes the apostasy and general wickedness of the last days, and highly commends the Holy Scriptures; he again solemnly exhorts Timothy to diligence: speaks of his own danger, and of his hope of future reward; and concludes with several private directions, and with salutations
Corinthians, Second Epistle to - The majority of the Church had obeyed his orders and punished the offender ( 2 Corinthians 2:6-11 ), but the Judaizers had grown stronger in opposition to the Apostle, charging him with inconsistency, false apostleship, boasting, and money-making. His spiritual experiences are also brought out here as nowhere else; his visions ( 2 Corinthians 12:1 ), his ‘thorn’ ( 2 Corinthians 12:7 ), his conflicts ( 2 Corinthians 2:10 , 2 Corinthians 12:7 ), his physical weakness ( 2 Corinthians 4:7 ), his constant sufferings ( 2 Corinthians 11:23-27 ), We see something of what he had to endure from his unscrupulous Judaizing foes in their remarks about his personal appearance ( 2 Corinthians 10:10 ), his fickleness ( 2 Corinthians 1:17 ), his pretended apostleship and Jewish birth ( 2 Corinthians 11:22 ), and his doubtful, if not dishonest, motives about the collection ( 2 Corinthians 6:3 ). His claim to superiority of apostleship
Judas Iscariot - He is described in Luke 6:17 as the one who ‘became guide (ὁδηγός) to them that arrested Jesus,’ and in Luke 6:20 as having ‘fallen away (παρέβη) from the ministry and apostleship to go to his own place’ (see Place)
Fool - Paul, vindicating his apostleship, is reluctantly led to a self-commendation, such as, in other circumstances, only a fool in the folly of boasting would offer (2 Corinthians 11:16; 2 Corinthians 11:18; 2 Corinthians 11:21; 2 Corinthians 12:11; cf
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1 Corinthians 9 : Paul asserts his apostleship, which some among them were setting at naught. ...
2 Corinthians 10 - 12: The apostleship of Paul is maintained in contrast to the false teachers who were counteracting his influence at Corinth
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·Joseph, called Barsabas, a candidate for the apostleship with Matthias
Seal, Signet - Paul’s converts, again, are the ‘seal’ of his apostleship ( 1 Corinthians 9:2 ), in other words, they authenticate his status and mission as a true Apostle
Apostle - His apostleship occupies a peculiar place, he having been called by the Lord from heaven, and being charged with the gospel of the glory
Galatians, Theology of - Already in the salutation, which is longer than usual, Paul addresses the major issues, such as the divine origin of his apostleship and the redeeming character of Christ's work. The rest of chapters 1,2, true, are written in the form of a narrative, but even this section is fundamentally concerened with "the truth of the gospel" (2:5): the reason Paul must defend his apostleship is that the integrity of the Christian message is at stake
Paul - He"saw" the Lord in actual person (Acts 9:17; Acts 22:14; Acts 17:24-294; Acts 26:16; 1 Corinthians 15:8; 1 Corinthians 9:1), which was a necessary qualification for apostleship, so as to be witness of the resurrection. So Judas Barsabas and Silas, chosen men of their own company, were sent with Paul and Barnabas to carry the decree to Antioch, the apostles having previously "given Paul the right hand of fellowship" as a colleague in the apostleship, and having recognized that the apostleship of the uncircumcision was committed to Paul as that of the circumcision to Peter
Forsaking All - And in His commission to the Twelve, when He sent them forth two by two to preach and heal, He reiterated this condition of apostleship
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C — 1: κλητός (Strong's #2822 — Adjective — kletos — klay-tos' ) "called, invited," is used, (a) "of the call of the Gospel," Matthew 20:16 ; 22:14 , not there "an effectual call," as in the Epistles, Romans 1:1,6,7 ; 8:28 ; 1 Corinthians 1:2,24 ; Jude 1:1 ; Revelation 17:14 ; in Romans 1:7 ; 1 Corinthians 1:2 the meaning is "saints by calling;" (b) of "an appointment to apostleship," Romans 1:1 ; 1 Corinthians 1:1
Paul the Apostle - Paul’s apostleship, which the Judaizing Christians denied. Paul’s evangelistic activity; his apostleship was seen by its fruits. He ever recognizes his conversion as being his call to apostleship, which was neither of human origin nor received by human mediation, i
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Paul received his commission directly from Christ who appeared to him in glory, and this source of his apostleship he carefully insists on in the Epistle to the Galatians
Matthew - Being early called to the apostleship, he was an eye-witness and an ear- witness of most of the things which he relates; and though I do not think it was the scope of any of these historians to adjust their narratives to the precise order of time wherein the events happened, there are some circumstances which incline me to think, that St
Paul as a Pastor - We are ashamed, down to this day, to see Paul compelled to defend his apostleship and himself from such tongues and such pens; from such whisperers and such back-biters. Paul's Master had taken the proper precautions at the beginning of Paul's apostleship that he should be all through it, and down to the end of it, the humblest man in all the world
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apostleship is the only spiritual gift in connection with which the word "call" is used, and it may be that this reflects the uniqueness of the office in Paul's mind
Galatians, Epistle to the - Paul would have them know that his apostleship was not by man, but by Jesus Christ and God the Father; that the gospel he preached was by the revelation of Jesus Christ
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He is next called into the rank of the apostleship, and becomes a "fisher of men" (Matthew 4:19 ) in the stormy seas of the world of human life (Matthew 10:2-4 ; Mark 3:13-19 ; Luke 6:13-16 ), and takes a more and more prominent part in all the leading events of our Lord's life
Corinthians, First Epistle to the - Romans 6:1 ); or (Alford) consisted of those who made a merit of not being attached to any human teacher, and who therefore slighted the apostleship of St. Paul’s apostleship (Goudge, p
Peter - Paul had attained apostleship through a similar vision, so Peter had been ‘energized’ for his work as an apostle (Galatians 2:8). Paul did not think his apostleship or mission at all different in kind or superior in authority as compared with that of Peter
the Unprofitable Servant - Not many mighty, not many noble, were called; but Bartholomew was called as if to show that no class of men is shut out from the discipleship and the apostleship of Christ and His church
Ordination - that is, he chose them to the office of apostleship, as he himself explains it, John 6:70
James - The call of James to apostleship is related in Matthew 4:21-22, Mark 1:19-20 and (perhaps) Luke 5:10
Calling - Paul refers, Romans 1:5-6 : "By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name;" that is, to publish his Gospel, in order to bring all nations to the obedience of faith; "among whom ye are also the CALLED of Jesus Christ;" you at Rome have heard the Gospel, and have been invited to salvation in consequence of this design
Peter - His original name was Simon or Simeon, which his divine Master, when he called him to the apostleship, changed for that of Cephas, a Syriac word signifying a stone or rock; in Latin, petra, from whence is derived the term Peter
Prophecy Prophet Prophetess - ...
‘The three members of the Christian group-apostles, prophets, teachers-were already to be met with in contemporary Judaism,’ but ‘the grouping of these three classes, and the special development of the apostleship, were the special work of the Christian church’ (Harnack, The Mission and Expansion of Christianity, Eng
Mission - The Scriptures also employ the cognates apostolos [3] ("apostle, " the one sent) and apostole [1] ("apostleship, " the function of being sent), referring to the one sent and his function
the Angel of the Church of Ephesus - And to this day and among all our so altered circumstances, patience continues to take a foremost place in the heart and in all the ministry of every successor of the true apostleship
Ananias And Sapphira - The offices and services of the early Church had not as yet been divided up and specialised into the apostleship, and the eldership, and the deaconship, and, till that was done, Peter had to be everything himself
John, the Epistles of - ...
He implies his apostleship (1 John 2:7; 1 John 2:26), alludes to his Gospel (John 1:1, compare John 1:14; John 20:27), and the affectionate He uniting him as an aged pastor to his spiritual "children" (1 John 2:18-19)
James - In fact the successive calls were:...
(1) to friendly acquaintance (John 1:37);...
(2) to intimacy (Matthew 4:18);...
(3) to permanent discipleship (Luke 5:11);...
(4) (toward the close of the first year of our Lord's ministry) to apostleship (Matthew 10:1);...
(5) to renewed self dedication, even unto death (John 21:15-22)
Woe - Paul, as a Pharisee, was no hypocrite (Philippians 3:5-6); his Pharisaic upbringing was an important part of his providential training for his Christian apostleship, and ‘from Pharisaism in so far as it meant zeal for the highest objects of Jewish faith he never departed, and never could depart’ (Acts 26:5; Acts 26:22; Hort, Judaistic Christianity, 108 ff
Simon Magus - Now, Peter had never liked the look of Philip's great convert, and it completely justified Peter's incurable suspicions when Simon Magus came one night into Peter's lodgings, and, setting down a bag of money on the table, said, 'What will you take for the Holy Ghost? If you will show me the secret of your apostleship so that I may work your miracles like you, I have plenty of money, and I know where there is plenty more
Paul as a Controversialist - For Paul, from the beginning to the end of his apostleship, was simply plunged into a perfect whirlpool of all kinds of contention and controversy
Simon Magus - no part in the lot of apostleship (see Act_1:17; Act_1:25); that he is still in the "gall of bitterness and bond of iniquity"—i
Will of God - Paul viewed his own call to apostleship, which was to bring salvation to the Gentiles (Titus 1:1 ), in precisely these terms
Dispersion - Paul’s providential equipments for the apostleship, and was recognized as entitling him to respect from Roman officials
Dispersion - Paul’s providential equipments for the apostleship, and was recognized as entitling him to respect from Roman officials
Paul as a Student - For, was it not the law of God that Gamaliel had opened his school to teach? What in the world, I ask again, can Paul mean? Have you any idea what the apostle means when he says, with such life-long shame, and such life-long remorse, that all his Jerusalem and Gamaliel days he was blind and dead in his ignorance of the law of God? It may, perhaps, help us to an understanding of what he means, if we try to mount up and to stand beside him on the far-shining heights of his exalted apostleship, and then look back from thence on his student and Pharisee days in Jerusalem
Revelation of John, the - 170) refers to John, "Paul's predecessor," namely, in the apostleship, as writing to the seven churches
Galatians, Epistle to the - Narrative of his life from his conversion onwards, showing that he did not receive his apostleship and his gospel through the medium of other Apostles, but direct from God
Holy Spirit, Gifts of - , the prophets and tongues-speakers in Acts 19:6 ), while others build on a lifetime of divinely superintended preparation (as with Paul's apostleship, prepared for by his unique blend of Jewish, Greek, and Roman backgrounds)
Galatians Epistle to the - ...
To the attack on his personal authority he replies by stating the facts of his immediate Divine call to apostleship, and of his relations with the apostles of the circumcision (Galatians 1:9 to Galatians 2:14)
Barnabas, Epistle of - He may even have had the career of Saul previous to his call to the apostleship mainly in view
Peter - His call to the apostleship is recorded Matthew 10:2-4
Corinthians, First And Second, Theology of - The primary criticism that Paul felt constrained to ward off in that letter was his opponents' denial of his apostleship because he lacked outward power and glory (see 2 Corinthians 3:1-7:16 ; 10:13 )
Romans, Theology of - ...
The societal nature of the enterprise of bearing the gospel to the nations is heightened by Paul's sense of the interrelation of his apostleship with the Romans, that they be mutually encouraged by his visit and that he reap a harvest in Rome as he has elsewhere (vv
Grace - Hence, in 1 Corinthians 15:10 , in the midst of an emotional defense of his apostleship despite the fact that he had persecuted the church of God, Paul says that he is what he is by the grace of God
Mahometanism - He entrusted his beloved wife, Raphsa, the daughter of Omar, with the keeping of the chest of his apostleship, in which were laid up all the originals of the revelations he pretended to have received by the ministration of the Angel Gabriel, and out of which the Koran, consisting of one hundred and fourteen surats, or chapters, of very unequal length, was composed after his death
Paul - Paul; and such were "the proofs of apostleship found in him
Synods - The first was convened for the election of a successor to Judas in the apostleship, Acts 1:26
Preaching Christ - We need, of course, to know the historical Jesus, as the qualifications for apostleship show; but to preach Christ means to preach that Person as present in the sovereignty of His resurrection