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Author: Peter

General references to

Matthew 4:18 ESV
While walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon (who is called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen.
Matt
Matthew 16:16 ESV
Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
Matt 16
Matthew 17:24 ESV
When they came to Capernaum, the collectors of the two-drachma tax went up to Peter and said, “Does your teacher not pay the tax?”
Matt 17
Matthew 18:21 ESV
Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?”
Matthew 19:27 ESV
Then Peter said in reply, “See, we have left everything and followed you. What then will we have?”
Matt 19:27
Matthew 26:37 ESV
And taking with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to be sorrowful and troubled.
Matthew 26:58 ESV
And Peter was following him at a distance, as far as the courtyard of the high priest, and going inside he sat with the guards to see the end.
Matthew 26:69 ESV
Now Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard. And a servant girl came up to him and said, “You also were with Jesus the Galilean.”
Matt 26
Mark 3:16 ESV
He appointed the twelve: Simon (to whom he gave the name Peter);
Mark 5:37 ESV
And he allowed no one to follow him except Peter and James and John the brother of James.
Mk 5:37
Mark 9:2 ESV
And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them,
Mk
Luke 22:8 ESV
So Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and prepare the Passover for us, that we may eat it.”
Luke 22:31 ESV
“Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you, that he might sift you like wheat,
Luke 24:12 ESV
But Peter rose and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw the linen cloths by themselves; and he went home marveling at what had happened.
Lk 24:12
Luke 24:34 ESV
saying, “The Lord has risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon!”
John 1:41 ESV
He first found his own brother Simon and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which means Christ).
John 13:6 ESV
He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, do you wash my feet?”
John 21:3 ESV
Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We will go with you.” They went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing.
John 21:15 ESV
When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Feed my lambs.”
Jn 21:15
Acts 1:15 ESV
In those days Peter stood up among the brothers (the company of persons was in all about 120) and said,
Acts 2:14 ESV
But Peter, standing with the eleven, lifted up his voice and addressed them: “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and give ear to my words.
Acts 3:1 ESV
Now Peter and John were going up to the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour.
Ac
Acts 4:8 ESV
Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, “Rulers of the people and elders,
Acts 5:3 ESV
But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back for yourself part of the proceeds of the land?
Acts 5:29 ESV
But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men.
Acts 8:14 ESV
Now when the apostles at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent to them Peter and John,
Acts 8:20 ESV
But Peter said to him, “May your silver perish with you, because you thought you could obtain the gift of God with money!
Ac 8
Acts 9:32 ESV
Now as Peter went here and there among them all, he came down also to the saints who lived at Lydda.
Acts 9:40 ESV
But Peter put them all outside, and knelt down and prayed; and turning to the body he said, “Tabitha, arise.” And she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter she sat up.
Acts 10:9 ESV
The next day, as they were on their journey and approaching the city, Peter went up on the housetop about the sixth hour to pray.
Ac
Acts 11:2 ESV
So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcision party criticized him, saying,
Ac
Acts 12:3 ESV
and when he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded to arrest Peter also. This was during the days of Unleavened Bread.
Ac
Acts 15:7 ESV
And after there had been much debate, Peter stood up and said to them, “Brothers, you know that in the early days God made a choice among you, that by my mouth the Gentiles should hear the word of the gospel and believe.
1 Corinthians 1:12 ESV
What I mean is that each one of you says, “I follow Paul,” or “I follow Apollos,” or “I follow Cephas,” or “I follow Christ.”
1 Corinthians 9:5 ESV
Do we not have the right to take along a believing wife, as do the other apostles and the brothers of the Lord and Cephas?
1 Co
Galatians 1:18 ESV
Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to visit Cephas and remained with him fifteen days.
Galatians 2:11 ESV
But when Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned.
1 Peter 1:1 ESV
Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who are elect exiles of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,
1 Peter 5:1 ESV
So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed:
1 Pe 5:1

1 Peter 1:1 ESV
Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who are elect exiles of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,
1 Peter 1
1 Peter 1:2 ESV
according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood: May grace and peace be multiplied to you.
1 Peter 1:
1 Peter 1:3 ESV
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
1 Peter 1:3
1 Peter 1:4 ESV
to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you,
1 Peter 1:5 ESV
who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
1 Peter 1:6 ESV
In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials,
1 Peter
1 Peter 1:7 ESV
so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
1Peter
1 Peter 1:8
1 Peter 1:8 ESV
Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory,
1 Peter 1:9 ESV
obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
1 Peter 1:10 ESV
Concerning this salvation, the prophets who prophesied about the grace that was to be yours searched and inquired carefully,
1
1 Peter 1:11 ESV
inquiring what person or time the Spirit of Christ in them was indicating when he predicted the sufferings of Christ and the subsequent glories.
1 Peter 1:12 ESV
It was revealed to them that they were serving not themselves but you, in the things that have now been announced to you through those who preached the good news to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven, things into which angels long to look.
1 Peter 1:13 ESV
Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
1 Peter 1:12
1 Peter 1:14 ESV
As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance,
1 Peter 1
1 Peter 1:15 ESV
but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct,
1 Peter 1:15
1 Peter 1:16 ESV
since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”
1 Peter 1:17 ESV
And if you call on him as Father who judges impartially according to each one’s deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile,
1 Peter 1
1 Peter 1:18 ESV
knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold,
1 Peter
1 Peter 1:19 ESV
but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot.
1 Peter 1:20 ESV
He was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was made manifest in the last times for the sake of you
1 Peter 1:
1 Peter 1:21 ESV
who through him are believers in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.
1 Peter 1
1 Peter 1:22 ESV
Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart,
1
1 Peter 1:23 ESV
since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God;
1 Peter 1:24 ESV
for “All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls,
1 Peter 1:
1 Peter 1:25 ESV
but the word of the Lord remains forever.” And this word is the good news that was preached to you.
Author: Pete

Synopsis

The Reed Changed to a rock

Naturally Impulsive

Matthew 14:28 ESV
And Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.”
Matthew 17:4 ESV
And Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good that we are here. If you wish, I will make three tents here, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah.”
John 21:7 ESV
That disciple whom Jesus loved therefore said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his outer garment, for he was stripped for work, and threw himself into the sea.

Tenderhearted and Affectionate

Matthew 26:75 ESV
And Peter remembered the saying of Jesus, “Before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times.” And he went out and wept bitterly.
John 13:9 ESV
Simon Peter said to him, “Lord, not my feet only but also my hands and my head!”
John 21:15–17 ESV
When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Feed my lambs.” He said to him a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Tend my sheep.” He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, “Do you love me?” and he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep.

Full of strange contradictions: At other times presumptuous

Mt
Matthew 16:22 ESV
And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him, saying, “Far be it from you, Lord! This shall never happen to you.”
Jn 1:8
John 1:8 ESV
He was not the light, but came to bear witness about the light.
John 13:8 ESV
Peter said to him, “You shall never wash my feet.” Jesus answered him, “If I do not wash you, you have no share with me.”
Jn
John 18:10 ESV
Then Simon Peter, having a sword, drew it and struck the high priest’s servant and cut off his right ear. (The servant’s name was Malchus.)

Other times timid and cowardly

Mt 14:
Matthew 14:30 ESV
But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me.”
Mt 26:69-72
Matthew 26:69–72 ESV
Now Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard. And a servant girl came up to him and said, “You also were with Jesus the Galilean.” But he denied it before them all, saying, “I do not know what you mean.” And when he went out to the entrance, another servant girl saw him, and she said to the bystanders, “This man was with Jesus of Nazareth.” And again he denied it with an oath: “I do not know the man.”

Self-sacrificing

Mark 1:18 ESV
And immediately they left their nets and followed him.

Yet inclined to be self-seeking

Matthew 19:27 ESV
Then Peter said in reply, “See, we have left everything and followed you. What then will we have?”

Gifted with spiritual insight

Jn 6:68
John 6:68 ESV
Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life,

Yet slow to apprehend the deeper truths

Matthew 15:15–16 ESV
But Peter said to him, “Explain the parable to us.” And he said, “Are you also still without understanding?

Made two great confessions of his faith in Christ

Matthew 16:16 ESV
Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
Mt
John 6:69 ESV
and we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God.”
Jn

And also the most cowardly denial

Mark 14:67–71 ESV
and seeing Peter warming himself, she looked at him and said, “You also were with the Nazarene, Jesus.” But he denied it, saying, “I neither know nor understand what you mean.” And he went out into the gateway and the rooster crowed. And the servant girl saw him and began again to say to the bystanders, “This man is one of them.” But again he denied it. And after a little while the bystanders again said to Peter, “Certainly you are one of them, for you are a Galilean.” But he began to invoke a curse on himself and to swear, “I do not know this man of whom you speak.”
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Seven Steps in his fall

1.Conceit

Matthew 26:33 ESV
Peter answered him, “Though they all fall away because of you, I will never fall away.”
Mt 26:33

2. Ease

Matthew 26:40 ESV
And he came to the disciples and found them sleeping. And he said to Peter, “So, could you not watch with me one hour?

3. Rashness

John 18:10–11 ESV
Then Simon Peter, having a sword, drew it and struck the high priest’s servant and cut off his right ear. (The servant’s name was Malchus.) So Jesus said to Peter, “Put your sword into its sheath; shall I not drink the cup that the Father has given me?”
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4. Following afar off

Matthew 26:58 ESV
And Peter was following him at a distance, as far as the courtyard of the high priest, and going inside he sat with the guards to see the end.
Mt 26:58

5. Evil Associations

John 18:18 ESV
Now the servants and officers had made a charcoal fire, because it was cold, and they were standing and warming themselves. Peter also was with them, standing and warming himself.

6. Open Denial

John 18:25 ESV
Now Simon Peter was standing and warming himself. So they said to him, “You also are not one of his disciples, are you?” He denied it and said, “I am not.”

7. Blasphemy

Mark 14:70–71 ESV
But again he denied it. And after a little while the bystanders again said to Peter, “Certainly you are one of them, for you are a Galilean.” But he began to invoke a curse on himself and to swear, “I do not know this man of whom you speak.”

After Pentecostal Baptism...

of the Spirit, he became a “rock” fulfilling the prophecy of Christ
Matthew 16:18 ESV
And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
John 1:42 ESV
He brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon the son of John. You shall be called Cephas” (which means Peter).
Jn 1:42
Acts 1:8 ESV
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

Was courageous and immovable

Acts 4:19–20 ESV
But Peter and John answered them, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than to God, you must judge, for we cannot but speak of what we have seen and heard.”
Ac 4
Acts 5:28–29 ESV
saying, “We strictly charged you not to teach in this name, yet here you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching, and you intend to bring this man’s blood upon us.” But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men.
Ac
Acts 5:40 ESV
and when they had called in the apostles, they beat them and charged them not to speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go.
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Acts 5:42 ESV
And every day, in the temple and from house to house, they did not cease teaching and preaching that the Christ is Jesus.
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