Posted by: richardpowell2013 | February 27, 2014

Why Peter?

High Voltage Disciples: A Wife's Perspective

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I have been studying the Gospels for the past six months or so.  It has been so awesome to delve deeper into the life of Jesus through the eyes of his disciples.  I have found clarity on aspects where I once thought Jesus was rather harsh on those around him, greater appreciation for His great patience with His followers and His overwhelming compassion for all of us messed up people.

Peter was one of Jesus’ closest disciples along with James and John.  I often wondered why Jesus would pick him to invest so much of Himself into because Peter seemed to be a bit slow on the up-take and rather impetuous.  For example, it was Peter who left the boat to walk on the water to Jesus and promptly took his eyes off Jesus and began to sink. (Matthew 14:21-34) Peter had the audacity to take Jesus aside to rebuke…

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