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This series is about one of the most colorful characters in the Bilble—Peter.
Andrew had been exposed to the teachings of John the Baptist, and as a result, he became a Christian. Andrew then introduced his brother Peter to Jesus. After becoming a disciple of Christ's Peter went on to experience many high points in his ministry.
For example, along with James and John, Peter became one of the inner three in the disciples group. He was a born leader and he soon became viewed as being the leader of the disciples. He had the privilege of being with Jesus on the mount of transfiguration. He was the only disciple to walk on water. He healed the sick and raised the dead. Peter was the first disciple to acknowledge Jesus as being the Messiah. Peter recorded the two epistles that bears his name. In one sermon he motivated 3,000 people to defect from the kingdom of Satan and obtain citizenship in the kingdom of Christ. At another time, he teamed up with John, and through their teachings, 5,000 people were ushered into the kingdom. Because of his faith, historians claim he was crucified upside down, as he didn't feel worthy of dying in the same way as Jesus.
During his three years with Christ Peter also experienced the occasional low point. His best known stumble was his denying and cursing Jesus. That has to be viewed as a pretty big sin. Because of his denial Peter experienced a temporal loss of fellowship with Jesus. However, because of hearing the announcement Jesus made earlier that evening at the Last Supper, Peter was aware that his citizenship in the kingdom of Christ remained intact. When he heard Jesus say, "I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father's kingdom," Peter would have realized Jesus was referring to the time He would toast His bride at the heavenly wedding feast. When Peter heard the phrase with you, he would have also realized that all believers would attend the wedding regardless of their earthly conduct, as at the Last Supper, Jesus told Peter he would stumble big time later that very evening. Peter was aware that he didn't have to become born again, again, and that he would be seated at the heavenly wedding feast to hear Jesus toast His eternal bride. After the resurrection of Christ, Peter learned from his stumble, picked himself up, and fulfilled Christ's commission of feeding His sheep!
In this first Peter Bible study lesson we will examine the following key points:
In the first Bible study lesson on the life of Peter we saw Andrew introducing his brother Peter to Christ. In this lesson we will move the clock ahead approximately sixty years to examine the following key words Peter recorded in his first epistle to describe the Christian life:
In last weeks Bible study lesson I mentioned several exciting words Peter used to describe the status of a believer. In this lesson we will examine the following writings of Peter to discover God's formula for being justified—being set right (righteous):
In our first two lessons on the life of Peter I mentioned several descriptive words that Peter used to describe a Christian. In this lesson I want to examine the following changes that should begin to take place once a person becomes a believer:
In this lesson we will examine the following aspects of being a citizen in the kingdom of Christ:
Peter was motivated by the Holy Spirit to record two epistles. The purpose for his letters was to encourage troubled Christians by reminding them of their spiritual status in the kingdom of Christ. It is for this reason that Peter's epistles are excellent teachings for today Christian community.
In a previous lesson we read about Peter referring to residents of this planet as being pilgrims (1 Peter 1:1). When Christians hear the word pilgrim they usually think it refers to believers. That is not entirely true. Everyone who enters this world is a pilgrim. As the above verse states, everyone will eventually exit this planet, and take up residence in their eternal home—either in the kingdom of light or in the kingdom of darkness—either as permanent residents in the kingdom of Christ, or in Satan's kingdom. While on earth each of us makes a conscious decision as to which camp will be our eternal home. Peter said that those who depart from this planet as sheep in Christ's fold live with a living hope (1 Peter 1:3). This hope is knowing our name is permanently recorded in Christ's census ledger—the Lamb's Book of Life.
In this final lesson on the life of Peter we will examine the following aspects of being a citizen in Christ's eternal kingdom:
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