The Disciples – part II

Peter

  • Without question, the apostle Peter was a disciple most people can identify with.
  • One minute he was walking on water by faith, and the next he was sinking in doubt. Impulsive, hot tempered, emotional but yet insightful and courageous.
  • Peter is best known for denying Jesus when the pressure was on. Even so, as a disciple he was dearly loved by Christ, holding a special place among the twelve.
  • Peter, a spokesman for the twelve, stands out in the Gospels. Whenever the men are listed, Peter’s name is first.
  • He was the brother of Andrew (Matthew 4:18)
  • He, James, and John formed the inner circle of Jesus’ closest companions.
  • He was called to be a fisher of people (Matthew 4:19).
  • He was sent to prepare the upper room for the Last supper (Peter & John) – (Luke 22:8)*
  • Was with Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane.
  • Olive Trees, it’s where Jesus went to prayed after the Passover, the disciples fell asleep, the betrayal with a kiss and peter cut the servant ear off.
  • These three alone were given the privilege of experiencing the transfiguration, along with a few other extraordinary revelations of Jesus. Moses and Elijah appeared and they heard a voice from above. 1 Peter 1:16-18*
  • Mount transfiguration, the glow of Jesus Christ, Peter, James and John.
  • After the resurrection, Peter became a bold evangelist and missionary, and one of the greatest leaders of the early church.
  • Passionate until the end, historians record that when Peter was sentenced to death by crucifixion.
  • Peter requested that his head be turned toward the ground because he did not feel worthy to die in the same manner as his Savior.
  • Married/Fisherman
  • Left everything to follow Jesus.- Luke 5: 11
  • Simon said Jesus is the Christ, Son of the living God, Jesus names him Peter (rock) and said, “Upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hell will not prevail against it.” Matt.16:16-19*
  • Was with Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane.
  • Jesus predicted that Peter would deny knowing him three time. Luke 22:31-34
  • Lesson Learned: God can forgive sins and strengthen the faith of those who love him.

Andrew

  • Brother of Peter, Fisherman and Follower of Jesus
  • The Apostle Andrew, whose name means “manly,” was the first apostle of Jesus Christ.
  • He had previously been a follower of John the Baptist, but when John proclaimed Jesus “the lamb of God,” Andrew went with Jesus and spent a day with him.
  • Andrew quickly found his brother Simon (later called Peter) and told him “We have found the Messiah.” (John 1:41)
  • He brought Simon to meet Jesus. Matthew notes that Simon and Andrew dropped their fishing nets and followed Jesus as he was passing by.
    • He and three other disciples asked Jesus about his prophecy that the Temple would be torn down –Massive rocks and told of the future. (Mark 13:3-4)*
    • Andrew brought a boy with two fish and five barley loaves to Jesus, who multiplied them to feed 5,000 people (John 6:8-13).
    • Philip and Andrew brought some Greeks to Jesus who wanted to meet him.( Possible converts)The Gospels record three episodes involving the Apostle Andrew.  (John 12:20-22).
  • Told Jesus of the boy with the five loaves of bread and two fish. John 6:8-9
  • Was present when Jesus appeared to the disciples after the resurrection. John 20:19-25
  • Was present for the Great Commission when Jesus sent his disciples to all nations. Matthew 28:16-20*
  • Witnessed Jesus being taken up into heaven. Acts 1:8-9
  • Key Lesson: Go out and eagerly share the good news about Jesus Christ.

Sunday- August 18, 2019

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