I would bet that each of us have been like Peter at least once in our lives. Before Peter became the Rock, which was the name Jesus promised him earlier, he was the Denier. It was probably the lowest point in Peter’s life. He was in agony over what he had done. He denied his friend and Lord when Jesus needed him most. In his mind, he had failed. Thankfully for all of us, Peter didn’t stay that way. And neither should we. As I read this story where Jesus predicts that Peter will deny Him, a few thoughts crossed my mind. Jesus never stopped loving Peter even as He told Peter what he was about to do, even in […]
Who is Jesus? Who is the Messiah? Who or what is the Rock? This small passage in the book of Matthew reveals a lot and questions a lot. Peter and The Messiah ~ Matthew 13:16-19 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” And they said, “Some say John the Baptist; others, Elijah; still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” He asked them, “Who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God!” “Simon son of Jonah, you are blessed because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but […]
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Sue McCusker is a writer, Bible teacher, and web developer who loves to share the stories of life, hope, and faith she sees around her every day. She has written for Guideposts and Angels on Earth magazines, and teaches the story of God in women's Bible study.