Simon Peter: Flawed but Faithful Disciple -Summer Worship Series

Bedrock or Stumbling Block?

Dr. Chris Carrasco
Was Simon a bedrock or a stumbling block? Yes. Simon Peter was not a perfect saint or an evil villain. He was human, a mixture of faith and doubt, of clarity and obscurity, of alignment with God’s will and against it. Just like each of us. One minute he makes the audacious claim that Jesus is the long-awaited for Messiah, a revelation from God the Father. Just a few verses later he is an obstacle, setting his mind on human things instead of divine will. Peter means rock. This rock was both a foundation on which to build faith in Jesus the Messiah as well as a stumbling rock to Jesus fulfilling his Messianic mission. When are the times you have felt aligned with God’s will? When are the times you have been a stumbling block, keeping your mind more on the human perspective instead of the divine?
Sunday, August 2, 2020


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Simon Peter: Flawed but Faithful Disciple -Summer Worship Series

He was not rich or educated, but was familiar with hard work. He was quick-tempered and impetuous, but possessed a passion that would change the world. He left everything to follow his teacher, yet struggled with doubt and fear. He was the first to profess Jesus as the Son of God, yet he later denied knowing him. Simon Peter is an ordinary fisherman who heard an extraordinary call. In this five week study based on Adam Hamilton’s book by the same name, we will study Peter’s life in-depth from his call as a fisherman through his death. Perhaps we will see ourselves in Simon Peter, the flawed but ultimately faithful follower of Jesus Christ.

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