Men of the Bible: Peter
The Lord Jesus changed Simon's name to Peter.
Peter was born in Bethsaida (in Galilee, Israel.) He was the first one with his brother Andrew that's recorded to be called by Jesus, he was a fisherman. Mark 1:16
Peter was first to preach to the masses in Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost (following Jesus' ascension to heaven.) Acts, chapter 2
Peter was only disciple to step out of the boat when he saw Jesus walking on water. [Matthew 14:29] He was the first to call Jesus the Son of the Living God – the Messiah (Mark 8:29, Luke 9:20, Matt. 16:16-17). When Jesus called him, Peter knew that He was of God and felt unworthy to be in Jesus presence (Luke 5:6-8).
PETER’S WIFE - In Matthew 8:14-18; Mark 1:29-34; Luke 4:38-41 we see Peter’s nameless wife as attention is focused upon her equally name-less mother. The Roman Catholic Church, falsely claiming Peter as its first pope, attempting to discredit the fact that the Apostle had a wife, the Scripture is emphatic in its assertion that he had both a wife and that his wife’s mother, living with them, was healed by Jesus.
From Paul we learn that Peter’s wife accompanied her husband on some of his missionary journeys, caring for his many needs (1 Corinthians 9:5).
Reading the Gospel of 'Mark' we think this had to be Peter’s eyewitness account – an account that only Peter could tell. You can see the extremely fine details of what appears to be an eyewitness from the perspective of Peter. John Mark wasn't ever a disciple of Jesus and he was not an apostle.
Peter denied the Lord Jesus and was ashamed
Mark 14:72 "And Peter called to mind the word that Jesus said unto him, Before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny Me thrice. And when he thought thereon, he wept."
There is little doubt that the work of the book of 'Mark' and is actually the story of Peter who retold the story and then was written down by John Mark.
Peter, from an arrogant, cocky, man of thunder, he became a humble, willing, obedient servant of the Lord even to death. Suffering a martyr's death being crucified upside down because he felt unworthy to be crucified in the way that the Lord Jesus Christ had been. More
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