THE ROCKExamining the Life and Ministry of Simon Peter             Breath of Life International Church, April 2012“And I s...
Who is Peter?• Named Simon Barjona  – Son of Jonas, or Jonah, an Israelite• A “common” man  – Married with a home in Caper...
Simon, The Rock• Surnamed PETER by Jesus (Simon Peter)  – Means “stone” or “rock”  – Aramaic Cephas  – Greek Petros  – Heb...
Discipleship• The Call (Matthew 4:13-22; John 1:35-42)• Revelation (Matthew 16:13-19)• Walking on Water (Matthew 14:28-31)...
The Apostle• Historically accepted as the first Apostle  ordained by Jesus for the early Church     • Matthew 10:2; Acts 1...
Peter and the Early Church• Delivers sermon on the Day of Pentecost  – Confirms the Holy Ghost  – Acts 2:14-47• Preaches m...
Leadership and Authority• Lead the effort to select a replacement for  Judas Iscariot     • Acts 1:12-26• Twice arraigned ...
Signs, Wonders and Miracles• Acts 3:7   – Cured a lame beggar   – Led to many converting to Christianity• Acts 5:1-11   – ...
Peter and PaulPETER                      PAUL• Blue collar fisherman    • White collar• Informal education         philoso...
Peter and Paul• Galatians 1:18-24  – Paul travels to Jerusalem to spend 15 days with    Peter (3 years after his conversio...
Peter’s Revelation• Acts 10:9-16   – Peter reminded that through Christ’s death and     resurrection, a new covenant is es...
Death• Foretold by Christ (John 21:18-19)• Died as a martyr  – Christians blamed for the Great Fire of Rome (64    A.D.)• ...
Apostolic Legacy•   Always a student•   Strong follower… Strong leader•   Teachable; Not above correction•   Faithful to C...
Examining the Life and Ministry of Simon Peter© Breath of Life International Church, 2012THE ROCK
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The Rock

  1. 1. THE ROCKExamining the Life and Ministry of Simon Peter Breath of Life International Church, April 2012“And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Matthew 16:18
  2. 2. Who is Peter?• Named Simon Barjona – Son of Jonas, or Jonah, an Israelite• A “common” man – Married with a home in Capernaum – Matthew 8:14; Mark 1:30; Luke 4:38; 1 Corinthians 9:5 – Fisherman, partnered with James and John, in Bethsaida – Luke 5:10 – Brother to Andrew – Well versed in Jewish doctrine (name is Jewish)
  3. 3. Simon, The Rock• Surnamed PETER by Jesus (Simon Peter) – Means “stone” or “rock” – Aramaic Cephas – Greek Petros – Hebrew Kepha• Mark 3:14-16 – And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach, – And to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils: – And Simon he surnamed Peter
  4. 4. Discipleship• The Call (Matthew 4:13-22; John 1:35-42)• Revelation (Matthew 16:13-19)• Walking on Water (Matthew 14:28-31)• Questions his Teacher (Matthew 18:21-35)• Foot Washing (John 13:2-11)• Retaliation for Jesus (John 18:10)• The Denial of Christ (Mark 14:66-72)• The Resurrection (Luke 24:1-12; 1 Corinthians 15:3-7)• The Call to Shepherd (John 21:14-23)
  5. 5. The Apostle• Historically accepted as the first Apostle ordained by Jesus for the early Church • Matthew 10:2; Acts 1:13• Belonged to an elite subset of the Apostles – Included Peter, James and John (sons of Zebedee) • Transfiguration (Matthew 17:1-9; Mark 9:2-8; Luke 9:28-36) • Raised damsel from the dead (Mark 5:35-43) • Prayer at Gethsemane (Mark 14:32-41)
  6. 6. Peter and the Early Church• Delivers sermon on the Day of Pentecost – Confirms the Holy Ghost – Acts 2:14-47• Preaches many open-air sermons• Builds the church – First preacher of the Gospel, after fruition – Message of repentance – Act of baptism – Seal of the Holy Ghost, with signs and wonders following
  7. 7. Leadership and Authority• Lead the effort to select a replacement for Judas Iscariot • Acts 1:12-26• Twice arraigned before the Sanhedrin (with John) • Acts 4:7-22 • Acts 5:18-42• Missionary journeys to evangelize Gentiles • Acts 9:32-10:2• Historically accepted as Bishop of Antioch for seven years
  8. 8. Signs, Wonders and Miracles• Acts 3:7 – Cured a lame beggar – Led to many converting to Christianity• Acts 5:1-11 – Ananias and Sapphira• Acts 5:15-16 – Peters shadow cures the sick• Acts 9:36 – Tabitha is resurrected• Acts 12:6-17 – Rescued by an angel before his trial before Herod
  9. 9. Peter and PaulPETER PAUL• Blue collar fisherman • White collar• Informal education philosopher, teacher• Common man • Highly educated• Walked with Christ in • Elite, Pharisee the flesh • Called by Christ to• Established the Church conversion• Apostle to the Jews • Set order in the Church • Apostle to the Gentiles
  10. 10. Peter and Paul• Galatians 1:18-24 – Paul travels to Jerusalem to spend 15 days with Peter (3 years after his conversion)• Galatians 2:7-9 – Ministry to the Gentiles assigned to Paul by Peter• Galatians 2:11-14 – Cephas (Peter) visits Antioch and is rebuked by Paul for [seemingly] treating Jewish Christians different than Gentile believers
  11. 11. Peter’s Revelation• Acts 10:9-16 – Peter reminded that through Christ’s death and resurrection, a new covenant is established• Acts 10:34-35 • Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: • But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.• Acts 11:1-11 – Peter recounts his experience
  12. 12. Death• Foretold by Christ (John 21:18-19)• Died as a martyr – Christians blamed for the Great Fire of Rome (64 A.D.)• Crucified upside down – Sentenced to death by crucifixion – Felt unworthy to die in the same manner as Jesus
  13. 13. Apostolic Legacy• Always a student• Strong follower… Strong leader• Teachable; Not above correction• Faithful to Christ, the call, and the Church• Spiritual father and mentor• Purity of the Gospel; Clean, clear message• Signs, wonders and miracles
  14. 14. Examining the Life and Ministry of Simon Peter© Breath of Life International Church, 2012THE ROCK

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