1. What did the Apostles contribute for the growth of the early church?
St. Peter, one of the apostles and also the first pope, established the church of Antioch for seven years presiding as the city's bishop and preached to scatter communities of believers. These believers include the Jews, the Hebrew Christians and the gentiles who live in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia Minor and Bithynia. Also, the author of the Acts of the Apostles portrays Peter as a very important figure within the early Christian community because he delivered an extremely significant open-air sermon during Pentecost. Still according to the book, Peter acted as a leader in selecting a replacement for Judas Iscariot. He also undertook a missionary journey to Lydda, Joppa & Caesarea, becoming helpful in the decision to evangelise the Gentiles.
St. Thomas the Apostle, also an apostle and a contributor for the growth of the early church, helped to preach the gospel. In fact, he was the only Apostle who went outside the Roman empire to preach the gospel. 2. What are the challenges that they encounter in the early years of Christianity?
One of the challenges that the Apostles encountered is the rivalry among themselves. The rivalry between Peter and Paul is one of the famous rivalries among the Apostles.
Another challenge among the Apostles is the betrayal of Judas. 3. As a Christian, what are the qualities that you can imitate to the Apostles?
One of the qualities of the Apostles that I can imitate is being faithful to God. By being faithful to God, I know I can solve all problems that I am facing. I should never lose my faith to God as it is one of the most important qualities that I need in order to survive in this world.
Just like the Apostles, I can also imitate the quality of being courageous. I have to be strong all the time. No matter how many problems I am facing, I should never give up and every moment that I fall, I should learn how to stand up tall and never...
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