Birth: Around the early 1st century
Peter famously declared that Jesus was “the Christ, the Son of the living God,” earning him the name “Peter” (which means “rock“), and Jesus proclaimed that upon this confession, He would build His Church.
3. Transfiguration (Matthew 17:1-9, Mark 9:2-10, Luke 9:28-36)
During the night of Jesus’ arrest, Peter denied knowing Him three times, just as Jesus had predicted.
5. Commissioned as Shepherd (John 21:15-19)
After His resurrection, Jesus reinstated Peter three times, charging him to feed His lambs and sheep, emphasizing his role as a leader in the early Christian community.
7. Healing of the Lame Man (Acts 3:1-10)
Peter had a vision from God, leading to his realization that the Gospel was for all people, not just Jews. As a result, he visited Cornelius, a Roman centurion, and his household, witnessing the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon them.
9. Imprisonment and Angelic Release (Acts 12:1-19)
10. Early Church Leadership (Galatians 2:7-10)
Peter played a significant role in the leadership of the early Church and was considered one of the pillars, alongside James and John.
Peter’s life and ministry left a lasting impact on Christianity. He was an ordinary man whom Jesus chose, and despite his human weaknesses, he became an instrumental figure in spreading the Gospel and laying the foundation of the Christian Church.