Twelve Apostles
The pebble that became a rock

His name was Simon.
He was a fisherman.
He lived in Capernum.
He was married.
Jesus changed his name to Peter. (Mark 3:16, Luke 6:14)
Peter is a nick name for Simon.
It is from the Greek word "petros" meaning rock
Peter is also called Cephas.
That is from the Aramaic word "kepha" meaning rock
Jesus asked Peter, "Who do you say I am?"
Peter answered him, "You are Christ, son of God"
Jesus said to him, "You are Peter and on this rock, I will build my church." (Mat16:18)
Peter was one of three apostles who were the closest to Jesus.
He tried to protect Jesus.
He tried to talk Jesus out of going to Jerusalem.
In the garden when the soldiers were going to arrest Jesus, he used his sword and wounded a servant.
Peter made some bad choices.
At the Last Supper, Peter promised Jesus he would always be there for him.
He wasn't there for Jesus
He fell asleep at the Garden after Jesus asked him to pray with him.
He denied knowing Jesus when Jesus was arrested.
Peter made some good choices
After the Resurrection of Jesus, Peter took charge of all the apostles.
He was a leader in the early church.
He traveled and preached constantly.

I and II Peter

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