disciple who denied Jesus during his trial
but later became a leader in proclaiming
Peter fished on the Sea of Galilee
until Jesus called him to
"fish for people."
was the name given by Jesus
to Simon Bar-Jona the Galilean fisherman,
one of the first of the twelve chosen disciples.
The Greek word petra means "rock"
and the Aramaic equivalent is "Cephas."
Peter and Andrew his brother came from Bethsaida,
a fishing village on the Sea of Galilee. Simon
Peter was a leader of twelve, and part of the
inner circle--Peter, James, and John. He was
with Jesus in Capernaum,
at the house of Jairus the ruler of the synagogue,
on the mountain during the Transfiguration and
at Gethsemane. Peter hailed Jesus as the Christ
Philippi, but denied his master three times
in the courtyard of the high priest.
Jesus' ascension Peter preached on Pentecost
and healed in the Temple. Peter later saw a
vision in which a sheet full of animals descended
from heaven, which made him realize that people
of every nation who fear God and do what is
right are acceptable to God (Acts 10). He received
the gentile Cornelius as a Christian and was
instrumental in persuading the Jerusalem council
to receive gentiles into the church without
1:16-17 - Call
8:27-30 - Confession
14:66-72 - Denial
2:14-36 - Pentecost sermon
10:1-43 - Vision