A Study in the Life of Peter
“I also say to you that, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of Hades shall not over power it.” (Matt. 16:18/Jesus)
Jesus literally names Peter, “Rock”. Peter would be the foundation and first clear leader of the Church. Now, how can that be? Peter displayed so much immaturity in his actions as a disciple of Jesus. He was loud, brash, impetuous, and impulsive. One minute Peter is all in, ready to die for Jesus, and the next he denies knowing him…three times consecutively.
Which Peter is the “real Peter”?
Well, this month we are going to try and answer that question. We will look at this very imperfect Peter along with his teachings to try and see what Jesus saw in him. Jesus saw someone He could trust to found and lead His church…someone full of love, faith and wisdom. In this study, we may also see a bit of Peter in each of us…