The Disciples: Simon Peter

We have been looking at the life of Jesus through the eyes of the witnesses of his birth and death.  However, what about his life?  Other, than his mother, those who knew him best were his inner circle, the twelve disciples.  But who were these men?  What do we know about them and what happened to them after Jesus ascension […]

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Peter and John

We have been review John’s relationship with Jesus and his eyewitness to not only Easter, but the life of Jesus. However, there is one other man who is often mentioned with John and that is Peter. Clearly, we know Peter and John knew one another before they met Jesus, because Peter is with Zebedee and his sons, when Jesus comes […]

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Faithful Heroes: Peter Marshall

  Peter Marshall became the voice of the Senate, as he served as their chaplain. However, his story had a much different start. He was born on May 27, 1902 in Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire, Scotland. As a young man, he felt the Lord calling to him and dedicated his life to the Lord. Life was not easy for him in […]

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Peter, His Legacy

This is our final session with Peter and an eyewitness to the life, crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus. Last week, we took a look at the transfiguration and Pentecost.  Today, let’s take a few more looks at Peter’s ministry. Acts 12 tells us, “Peter, therefore, was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God […]

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Peter, After the Transfiguration

As we saw last week, Peter and the other disciples saw Jesus at least three times after the resurrection.  Jesus reaffirmed Peter’s denial of him, by asking “lovest thou me” and commanding Peter to “command his sheep”. So, what happened to Peter next? Acts 1 tells of the Transfiguration where Jesus was raised into heaven.  Those that were present are […]

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Peter, Lovest Thou Me

Two weeks ago, we studied when Peter denied Jesus.   This was an account listed in all of the gospel accounts, except for John. However, John provides us with another moment between Peter and Jesus that occurred after the resurrection. John 21:14-22 provides the following account. “14 This is now the third time that Jesus shewed himself to his disciples, after that […]

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Peter, At the Empty Tomb

Jesus has been crucified and buried in the tomb.  Peter was close enough by that he locked eyes with Jesus when he denied him. We are not told where Peter was when Jesus was actually crucified.   Was he watching the crucifixion from a nearby hill or had he returned home in sorrow at the way he’d denied his Lord?  Scripture […]

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Peter, Denied Jesus

We’ve discussed how Peter could be impetuous and vowed to stay beside Jesus side, but Jesus told him at the Last Supper that he would deny him before the night was over. Peter’s denial of Jesus is mentioned in all four of the gospels. Matthew 26 begins with discussing the last supper.  In Matthew 26:33-35, Peter vows while on the […]

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Peter, Cuts of the Guards Ear

We know that Peter can be impetuous and outspoken.  We’ve seen it several times in this study. Today, we are going to cover a very impetuous act. So, let’s set the scene.  The Last Supper has ended and Jesus has gone to the Garden of Gethsemane to pray.  He’s taken Peter, John and James with him into his inner sanctum, […]

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Peter, the Rock

Have you ever heard of Peter referred to as a rock and wondered why? When you look up the meaning of the name Peter it says stone or rock.  Remember when Jesus gave him the name and we discussed the name Cephas {which is what Jesus named Peter} means stone or rock. Jesus is just re-iterating Peter’s name in Matthew […]

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Peter, Had His Feet Washed

We are studying the life of Peter.  We met Peter as a fisherman, saw his mother-in-law healed and watched him walk on water. Today, we are taking a look at when Jesus washed Peter’s feet following the Last Supper, in John 13:3-11. Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from […]

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Peter, Walks on Water

We’ve been taking a look at Peter and what lessons his life can teach us. Today, we are going to take a look at when Peter walked on water.  This passage can be found in Matthew 14:24-31. “But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary.  And in the fourth […]

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Peter, Fishers of Men

Last time, we took a look at Peter’s call to follow Jesus and how his name was changed from Simon. Today, let’s take a look at Peter being called to be a fisher of men. Luke 5:4-11 tells the story where Peter is fishing and Jesus tells him he will become fishers of men. So, let’s take a look at […]

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Peter, the Disciple

We discovered that Peter and his brother, Andrew, were called by Jesus to be his disciple.  The brothers were fishermen in Galilee .The Gospel of John provides additional information on the calling of Andrew and Peter.  {John 1:35-42} “Again the next day after John stood, and two of his disciples” {v.35} This is referring to John the Baptist, who was […]

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Peter, His Mother-in-Law was Healed

  Last time, we discovered that Peter was from Galilee, had a brother named Andrew, was originally named Simon and was a fisherman.  Jesus came and called them to follow him, which they did. Three of the four gospels share that Peter had a mother-in-law, whom Jesus healed.  So, we know from this that Simon Peter was married. “And he […]

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Peter, A Fisherman Named Simon

Last year for Easter, we took a look at Mary Magdalene and the role she played in the resurrection. This year as we head into the Easter season, we are going to explore the role Peter played in Jesus ministry, crucifixion, resurrection and the early church. But, before we start, who was Peter? “And Jesus, walking by the sea of […]

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Hall of Faith: Peter, the Leader

Throughout the gospels, the book of Acts and epistles we see the evolution of Simon Peter from fisherman to leader of the early church. So, what can we learn about Peter? “And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.” {Matthew […]

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Second Chances: Peter

Peter was a disciple of Jesus, but even then he was often blinded from the truth Jesus taught. Simon was a fisherman when Jesus called him and his brothers to be “fishers of men.”  Jesus changed his name to Peter, to mean the rock. We know Simon Peter was married, because Jesus healed his mother-in-law.  Peter recognized him as the […]

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Book Review: Steadfast Heart by Tracie Peterson

Steadfast Heart is the first novel in Tracie Peterson’s new Brides of Seattle series. Kolbein Booth arrives in Seattle, by way of Chicago, looking for his sister.  He believes she may be a student at the Madison Bridal School.  Demanding to see his sister, she is not there.  However, he meets Lenore Fulcher, who believes marriage should be built on […]

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The Disciples: John

After Peter, we probably know more about John than any of the other disciples. Many believe John and his brother, were followers of John the Baptist.  However, these followers are never mentioned by name.  {John 1:35-39} Scripture first shows Jesus interaction with John and his brother on the sea shore.  Actually, Jesus came upon Peter and Andrew first and “going […]

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