Episode 628: Simon Peter, Part 1

Episode 628 April 19, 2023 00:10:04
Episode 628: Simon Peter, Part 1
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Episode 628: Simon Peter, Part 1

Apr 19 2023 | 00:10:04

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Show Notes

Simon Peter, also known as Cephas (John 1:42), was one of the first followers of Jesus Christ. He was an outspoken and ardent disciple, one of Jesus’ closest friends, an apostle, and a “pillar” of the church (Galatians 2:9). Peter was enthusiastic, strong-willed, impulsive, and, at times, brash. But for all his strengths, Peter had several failings in his life. Still, the Lord who chose him continued to mold him into exactly who He intended Peter to be.

 

Simon was originally from Bethsaida (John 1:44) and lived in Capernaum (Mark 1:29), both cities on the coast of the Sea of Galilee. He was married (1 Corinthians 9:5), and he and James and John were partners in a profitable fishing business (Luke 5:10). Simon met Jesus through his brother Andrew, who had followed Jesus after hearing John the Baptist proclaim that Jesus was the Lamb of God (John 1:35-36). When Jesus called Peter and Andrew to follow Him, left everything behind to follow the Lord (Luke 5:11).

 

In Part 1 of Peter’s monologue, he recounts some of the teachings and miracles he witnessed, his experience walking on water, and his coming to believe that Jesus was the Son of God. 

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