The word Apostle means “one who is sent forth, dispatched—in other words, who is entrusted with a mission”
Who were the Twelve Apostles?
The 12 apostles of Jesus Christ, simply referred to as “the Twelve,” are: Peter, James, John, Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew or Nathanael, Matthew or Levi, Thomas, James the Lesser or Younger, Simon the Zealot, Jude or Thaddeus, and Matthias (replaced Judas).
After they received the holy spirit at Pentecost they went out into the streets of Jerusalem proclaiming the truth about Jesus Christ as the Messiah and the Son of the True God. They became bold and spoke about the gospel of repentance and Jesus’ Resurrection without fear.
In this short guide, we are going to look at the meaning of their names, what they did in their lives, where they preached the good news of salvation, and where and how they were martyred (except John, he died of old age) for their faith.
Read our collection of Stories of Christian missionaries and martyrs from around the world, who stayed true to Jesus, to challenge your faith and strengthen your trust in God.