At the end of Peter's life, what wisdom did he impact to his fellow Christians who were trying to make sense of their ever-changing world? We consider four themes from Peter's first epistle to hear the challenge that he would propose to the church today.
Why did God give Peter and a Roman solider a vision at the same time? What God doing something new? What God making the Hebrew Scriptures obsolete? Or was He fulfilling His promise to offer forgiveness to the world? Explore the answers to these questions and the implications for Christian disciple-making.
What would you do if you denied Jesus three times? Hide or run towards the Lord? Consider Peter's actions and Jesus' response as we look at it's implications for leadership in the church and the Mission of God.
What led up to Peter denying Jesus and what does his answer have to do with you? Jesus' character, his words, and his response during his arrest reveal how the Kingdom of God is established in our day. The problem is that many of us find it foolish or even offensive. Put yourself back in Peter's shoes as we study Jesus' unarmed dependence upon God's will.
Why does God lead us to spiritual high places? What should we do when we feel distant from Him? Or perhaps, how can we learn to experience the presence of God more consistently? Explore the highs and lows of faith through the eyes of Peter on Mt. Hermon and some tools to grow in listening to the Lord.
Whom shall I fear? This question is asked rhetorically in Psalm 27 but it's a question which is always very relevant! What should Christians fear or not fear? What is the appropriate way to navigate our anxiety-filled 'storms of life'? We'll answer these questions while considering what it would have been like to follow Jesus in the 1st century as his disciple.
Jesus came to give you a new identity, a new purpose and name. Listen to the first two recorded encounters that Simon Peter had with Jesus to hear more about this promise and how it invites you into Jesus' mission.
Can you relate to the person of Peter? His struggles? His boldness? Consider the qualities and message of this common man at one of strongest moments recorded in Scripture and see if the task given to him has also be given to you.