Peace Lutheran Church
2177 Highway 18
P.O. Box 60
Finlayson, MN  55735

Apostles

MATTHEW
Suffered Martyrdom in Ethiopia
Killed by a sword wound 

MARK
Died in Alexandria, Egypt
After being dragged by horses through the streets until he was dead 
  LUKE
Was hanged in Greece
As a result of his tremendous preaching to the lost 
  JOHN
Faced martyrdom when he was boiled in a 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.


PETER
He was crucified upside down on an x-shaped cross. 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. 
  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 has taken Jesus during the temptation.
  JAMES THE GREAT
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 ultimately beheaded at Jerusalem. The Roman officer who guarded James watched amazed as James defended his faith at his trail. 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.
  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.
ANDREW 
Was crucified on an x-shaped cross in Patras , Greece .After being whipped severely by seven soldiers they tiedhis body to the cross with cords to prolong his agony. His followersreported 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 Christhanging on it. He continued to preach to his tormentorsfor two days until he expired.
   THOMAS 
Was stabbed with a spear in India during one of hismissionary trips to establish the church in the sub-continent.

  JUDE  
Was killed with arrows when he refused to deny his faith in Christ 

  MATTHAIS 
The apostle chosen to replace the traitor Judas Iscariot, was stoned then beheaded.
   PAUL
Was tortured and then beheaded by 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 formed throughout the Rome empire. These letters, which taught many of the foundational doctrines of Christianity, form a large portion of the new testament.