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St. John the Apostle Grades 3-5. St. John the Apostle  John the beloved was a fisherman in Galilee.  His brother was James son of Zebedee.  They were.

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1 St. John the Apostle Grades 3-5

2 St. John the Apostle  John the beloved was a fisherman in Galilee.  His brother was James son of Zebedee.  They were called “sons of thunder” (Mark 3:17). They left their father, their servants and all their wealth to follow Jesus. They met Jesus on the sea where they had caught large amounts of fish  John the beloved was a fisherman in Galilee.  His brother was James son of Zebedee.  They were called “sons of thunder” (Mark 3:17). They left their father, their servants and all their wealth to follow Jesus. They met Jesus on the sea where they had caught large amounts of fish

3  They followed Jesus Christ and became his disciples.  John liked to lie on Jesus’ bosom, as he loved Christ very much.  They followed Jesus Christ and became his disciples.  John liked to lie on Jesus’ bosom, as he loved Christ very much.

4  He walked with him on his journeys, services, and saw all HIS miraculous acts, heard his teachings and held fast to His discipleship in spite of the Jews persecution to Christ.

5  When Jesus was crucified, he stood under the cross  He took Jesus’ mother, Mary with him after His death on the cross.  He saw the Resurrection and Ascension of Christ  When Jesus was crucified, he stood under the cross  He took Jesus’ mother, Mary with him after His death on the cross.  He saw the Resurrection and Ascension of Christ

6  John began his service and leadership in Palestine and then in Asia Minor.  He lived until he was 100yrs old  All the apostles had been martyred, so he became the only Bishop in the world who saw Christ at that time.  John began his service and leadership in Palestine and then in Asia Minor.  He lived until he was 100yrs old  All the apostles had been martyred, so he became the only Bishop in the world who saw Christ at that time.

7  So when heresies spread, and when John saw that they were against the Divinity of Christ, he wrote:  The Gospel of St. John and  The 3 epistles  First John  Second John  Third John These were written to his Christian children as models of excellent servants  So when heresies spread, and when John saw that they were against the Divinity of Christ, he wrote:  The Gospel of St. John and  The 3 epistles  First John  Second John  Third John These were written to his Christian children as models of excellent servants

8 Sacrifices  John loved Christ very much, but like many in that time that loved Christ, were tormented and tortured for their christian beliefs, as was John.  Emperor Domitian laid him in boiling oil in 96 A.D. Then sent him into exile on the island of Patmus.  John loved Christ very much, but like many in that time that loved Christ, were tormented and tortured for their christian beliefs, as was John.  Emperor Domitian laid him in boiling oil in 96 A.D. Then sent him into exile on the island of Patmus.

9  However, the Lord was with him in exile and He granted him the eternal revelation.  Read Revelation 1  However, the Lord was with him in exile and He granted him the eternal revelation.  Read Revelation 1

10 Conclusion  John the Beloved was a model of prayer and contemplation.  He learned all these things because he was always closer to Jesus’ side.  Do we as Christians move closer to Jesus’ side and test His love?  John the Beloved was a model of prayer and contemplation.  He learned all these things because he was always closer to Jesus’ side.  Do we as Christians move closer to Jesus’ side and test His love?

11 Memory Verse  “Do not be afraid, I am the first and the last” (Revelation 1:17)  “Do not be afraid, I am the first and the last” (Revelation 1:17)


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