|Week #5 of 13
John dies. Jesus walks on water.
Monday – 12 sent out to preach to the Jews
Tuesday – Death of John the Baptist.
Wednesday – Jesus feeds 5000 and walks on the water.
Thursday – Bread of Life discourse.
Friday – Traditions of men rebuked. A Gentile woman's faith.
Peter is the most famous apostle. He and his brother Andrew were fishermen. They worked with James and John. Jesus gave him the name Peter.
Peter was married, and had a home in Capernaum. (Matthew 8:14-17)
He was included with James and John in witnessing several important events in Christ's life. These three were with Jesus when he raised a little girl, when he was transfigured, and when he prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane.
Peter was bold, and at times impulsive. He had great faith. Peter was the first disciple to confess that Jesus as Christ. He briefly walked on water. He drew a sword when Jesus was arrested, and later followed to watch the trials.
After the resurrection Peter preached the first gospel sermons to the Jews and to the Gentiles. (Acts 2 and Acts 10)
He wrote the books of 1st-2nd Peter. He may have influenced Mark's gospel, as they were close. (1st Peter 5:13)
Did you know?
Aramaic is a language that was spoken in Old and New Testament times. It may have originated in Persia. Jews used Aramaic after the exile. Jesus and his disciples spoke in Aramaic. The phrase Talitha qumi meant "maiden arise," Ephphatha meant "be opened," and Eli, Eli, Lama Sabachthani meant "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me."
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