Category Archives: Peter

September 24: The Hope Worth Staking Your Life Upon

Read 1 Peter 3:13-4:6 “Do not fear what they fear; do not be frightened. But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord” (3:14). Peter writes a lot about living hope. It’s the kind of hope that transforms a mind. Transforms … Continue reading

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September 16: Transformed Into New

Read Acts 1:-2:47 Jesus had promised power for His disciples. It was the kind of power that would make them witnesses not just in their neighborhoods but all over the world. I read this Scripture, and I wonder, what was it that … Continue reading

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September 15: Forgiven and Commissioned

Read John 21:1-25 Peter had followed Christ for three years. As we read yesterday, when the pressure was on, this former fisherman denied knowing Jesus. Three times. After Peter’s denial, Jesus died, rose from the dead, and even appeared to … Continue reading

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September 14: Caught in the Dark

Read John 18:1-27 I can picture the darkness of that night in the olive grove. Then later in Caiaphas’ courtyard. The dark of the night that cloaked the betrayal. The dark of Simon Peter’s shame that cloaked his new name. I imagine … Continue reading

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September 13: The Transfiguration

Read Matthew 17:1-21 Who was Peter? We have seen him as a fisherman turned fisher of men. We have identified him as a man with spiritual insight and confusion, recognizing Jesus as the Christ but not capturing the essential nature … Continue reading

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September 12: What Jesus Called Peter

Read Matthew 16:13-28 Jesus called him Simon son of John. It was the name he had before he met Jesus. Before God the Father had revealed the truth about Jesus to this humble fisherman from the town of Bethsaida. Then He called … Continue reading

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September 11: Peter’s Story

Read John 1:35-51 The first time Simon met Jesus, he got a new name. The Rock. Jesus met him and saw the man not just for who he was, but for who He would be. “You are Simon son of John. You will be … Continue reading

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