“Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”
“Come,” he said.
Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.
Matthew 14:28-29
Peter The Rock
Occupation
Fisherman, apostle
Peter The Rock
Era
ACTS OF THE APOSTLES
Peter The Rock
Level
LEVEL 18
Strategy
Read the four Gospels, the Book of Acts, and the First and Second epistles of Peter.
Peter The Rock
Occupation
Fisherman, apostle
Peter The Rock
Era
ACTS OF THE APOSTLES
Peter The Rock
Level
LEVEL 18
Strategy
Read the four Gospels, the Book of Acts, and the First and Second epistles of Peter.
Story
Part 1 of 3

Impulsive

Peter was good at many things but controlling his emotions was not one of them. Although he loved Jesus fiercely, Peter was a disciple that could be impulsive, rushing to action without thinking through what he was doing. Peter could be the life of the party but he could also really let Jesus down.

But Jesus loved Peter and saw his potential as a leader. Jesus forgave Peter, even when he really messed up and he challenged his strong-willed disciple to care for those that would come to believe in Him.

Once Peter fully submitted to following Jesus, he was used powerfully to serve God as one of the most influential apostles. There’s hope for everyone if they follow Jesus!

Part 2 of 3

Learning On The Job

Peter came from Bethsaida, a fishing village on the northeastern coast of the Sea of Galilee. When Jesus asked Peter to follow Him, the fisherman just dropped his nets and followed. Peter was passionately committed to the journey ahead, come what may.

Peter stood out among the disciples of Jesus for his enthusiasm. Once in the middle of a storm he saw Jesus walking on the Sea of Galilee toward the disciples, he was the only one with the guts and determination to ask Jesus if he could walk out and meet Him. Jesus agreed and Peter was able to walk on the water until he got distracted by the storm and began to sink. But Jesus was there to save Him. He always was.

Part 3 of 3

Man of Action

Peter was extremely protective of his Master and cut off the ear of the servant of the high priest who was in the group sent to capture Jesus ahead of his execution. Jesus showed Peter that violence was not the answer by immediately healing the man’s ear.

As Peter’s fears got the better of him, he followed up his attack on the servant by then betraying Jesus, denying three times that he was one of His master’s disciples after Jesus was captured. But Jesus even forgave this cowardly act. After his resurrection from the dead, Jesus spoke to Peter and seeing his disciple’s repentance he called on him to take care of his “sheep” - those that would come to believe in Him.

To Peter’s credit, He accepted the second chance and the second life that Jesus offered. He went on to be a very strong leader in the early church, sharing the good news of Jesus with whomever he met. Peter remained committed to Jesus the rest of His life.

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