John the apostle, the beloved disciple, not the direct author of gospel of john, unknown if one of the twelve, a witness to death and resurrection of jesus, a leader in the johannine community. One finds in looking at the life of the apostle john that he was usually the one in the background this would seem to describe their character when we read the. James and his brother john enjoyed the advantage of having known jesus longer than any of the other apostles this able apostle was a temperamental contradiction he seemed really to possess two natures, both of which were actuated by strong feelings.
The apostle john, brother to james, was nicknamed by jesus one of the sons of thunder, but he liked to call himself the disciple whom jesus loved with his fiery temperament and special devotion to the savior, he gained a favored place in christ's inner circle. Twelve disciples of jesus christ characteristics: major life events: the apostle was crucified on an x-shaped cross, the two ends of which were in the ground. The apostle john was perhaps thinking of peter's confession when he told us why he wrote his gospel (john 20:30-31): therefore many other signs jesus also performed in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book but these have been written so that you may believe that jesus is the christ, the son of god and that. The life and ministry of the apostle john, son of zebedee, is observed annually on december 27 by christians in the west st john was distinguished as a prophet, an apostle, and an evangelist.
(john 13:1 john 15:13 1 preserve our faith and the other characters of the spirit as well as identify god's will com/60-character-traits-of-christ/. Contains stories from the ante-nicene church fathers about st john the apostle and evangelist, his ministry in ephesus, love, and passion for the truth and for souls. The acts of john part of a library of materials dealing with gnosis and gnosticism, both ancient and modern the site includes the gnostic library, with the complete nag hammadi library and a large collection of other primary gnostic scriptures and documents. The character and temperament of the apostle john as seen in these sources is one who maintained high christology in stressing jesus as the son of god he was thoroughly familiar with the ot and with jewish culture in general, as seen in the synoptic gospels and acts.
John mark was not ever a disciple of jesus and he was not an apostle there is little doubt that the work of mark and his gospel is actually the story of peter who retold the story and then was written down by john mark. The apostle john john was the brother of the apostle james he was also the son of zebedee (a fisherman of galilee) his mother's name was salome who is believed to be a sister of jesus' mother mary. The life and character of st john, the evangelist and apostle the life and character of st john, the evangelist and apostle by krummacher, frederic adolphus,. A second john, known as john the elder, has been cited as the author of the epistles, both from the reference to the elder in 2 and 3 john, and from a reference by papias to a john the elder who perhaps was a different person from the apostle john.
The history and character of the 12 apostles keep the lord updated about the apostles' congregation, as shown in john 12:22 character shown by this apostle. The acts of john, from the late second century, describes miracles in ephesus and offers a testimony to the spiritual character of jesus' passion however much his legend developed, the apostle john played an important role in the early jesus movement. Andrew, the apostle the name andrew is a greek name which means manly or of valor andrew was the brother of simon peter and son of jonah.
St john, apostle and evangelist st john the apostle, the son of zebedee and salome, was one of the twelve apostles of jesus john was called to be an apostle by our lord in the first year of his public ministry he is considered the same person as john the evangelist, john of patmos and the. A proper appreciation of john's character as thus set forth removes the chief john: the apostle: sent by the jerusalem congregation with the commission to samaria. As we begin a study of the first letter of st john, it will be helpful to look at the rest of the new testament, to get an idea of what kind of man john was john is second only to paul as a new testament author and teacher.
John the apostle is thought to have been a disciple of john the baptist before meeting jesus (john 1:35) although john is not specifically identified as a disciple of john the baptist, his habit of not naming himself is set in the context of john 1:35-40 when he cites only andrew. The apostle james ( son of zebedee ) of the three apostles who comprised the inner circle of jesus' disciples (peter, james and john), we know the least about the apostle james we do know, however, that the apostle james was the eldest brother of the apostle john and that their father's name was zebedee (their mother's name was salome. Why do a character study a character studies help motivate us to do those things that we know we are capable microsoft word - the apostle john outlinedoc. John the apostle, and john the presbyter: iv the character of john the general character of this great apostle is already sufficiently apparent while we recall.