"WE HAVE LEFT ALL, AND HAVE FOLLOWED THEE."

MARK 10:28

 

The Apostle.

The Greek word for Apostle is: Apostolos.

The Meaning: Delegate, Messenger – One sent forth with orders.

 

God is the one who chooses the Apostles.

MARK 3:13-15

“And he goeth up into a mountain, and calleth unto him whom

he would: and they came unto him.

14 And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and

that he might send them forth to preach,

15 And to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils.”

LUKE 6:12-13

“And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a

mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.

13 And when it was day, he called unto him his disciples: and of

them he chose twelve, whom also he named apostles.”

ACTS 1:1-2

“The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus

began both to do and teach,

2 Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through

the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles

whom he had chosen.”

ACTS 1:24-25

“And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the

hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen,

25 That he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from

which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own

place.”

ACTS 9:11-16

“And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the street which

is called Straight, and enquire in the house of Judas for one

called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth,

12 And hath seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming in,

and putting his hand on him, that he might receive his sight.

13 Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this

man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem:

14 And here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all

that call on thy name.

15 But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen

vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings,

and the children of Israel:

16 For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my

name's sake.”

 

The Apostles.

LUKE 6:12-16

“And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a

mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.

13 And when it was day, he called unto him his disciples: and

of them he chose twelve, whom also he named apostles;

14 Simon, (whom he also named Peter,) and Andrew his brother,

James and John, Philip and Bartholomew,

15 Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon

called Zelotes,

16 And Judas the brother of James, and Judas Iscariot, which

also was the traitor.”

 

Peter.

Name: Simon | Peter

Greek Word: Simōn

Meaning: A rock or stone.

 

Origin.

Peter is from Bethsaida.

JOHN 1:44

“Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.”

 

Family.

1. Peter had a brother named Andrew.

JOHN 1:40

“One of the two which heard John speak, and followed him, was

Andrew, Simon Peter's brother.”

 

2. Peter had a wife.

LUKE 4:38-39

“And he arose out of the synagogue, and entered into Simon's

house. And Simon's wife's mother was taken with a great fever;

and they besought him for her.

39 And he stood over her, and rebuked the fever; and it left her:

and immediately she arose and ministered unto them.”

 

3. Peter had a mother in law.

LUKE 4:38-39

“And he arose out of the synagogue, and entered into Simon's

house. And Simon's wife's mother was taken with a great fever;

and they besought him for her.

39 And he stood over her, and rebuked the fever; and it left her:

and immediately she arose and ministered unto them.”

 

Occupation.

Peter was a fishermen.

MATTHEW 4:18

“And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren,

Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into

the sea: for they were fishers.”

 

Home.

Peter had a home.

MATTHEW 8:14-15

“And when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw his wife's

mother laid, and sick of a fever.

15 And he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she

arose, and ministered unto them.”

 

The Call.

Peter receives his mission.

MATTHEW 4:18-20

“And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren,

Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into

the sea: for they were fishers.

19 And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you

fishers of men.

20 And they straightway left their nets, and followed him.”

 

Chosen.

Peter was one of the twelve disciples that Christ chose; to be

an Apostle.

LUKE 6:12-16

“And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a

mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.

13 And when it was day, he called unto him his disciples: and

of them he chose twelve, whom also he named apostles;

14 Simon, (whom he also named Peter,) and Andrew his

brother, James and John, Philip and Bartholomew,

15 Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon

called Zelotes,

16 And Judas the brother of James, and Judas Iscariot, which

also was the traitor.”

 

Peters Obedience.

Peter answers his call.

2 PETER 1:1

“Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ.”

 

Peters Life Through; The Scriptures.

1.  Jesus reveals his supernatural power; to Peter.

LUKE 5:1-11

“And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to

hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret,

2 And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen

were gone out of them, and were washing their nets.

3 And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon's, and

prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And

he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship.

4 Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch

out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.

5 And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all

the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I

will let down the net.

6 And when they had this done, they enclosed a great multitude

of fishes: and their net brake.

7 And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the

other ship, that they should come and help them. And they

came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink.

8 When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying,

Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord.

9 For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the

draught of the fishes which they had taken:

10 And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee,

which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon,

Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men.

11 And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook

all, and followed him.”

 

2. Jesus changes Peter’s name.

MARK 3:16

“And Simon he surnamed Peter.”

 

3. Peter witnesses a twelve year old girl, risen from the dead.

MARK 5:35-43

“While he yet spake, there came from the ruler of the

synagogue's house certain which said, Thy daughter is dead:

why troublest thou the Master any further?

36 As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith

unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe.

37 And he suffered no man to follow him, save Peter, and James,

and John the brother of James.

38 And he cometh to the house of the ruler of the synagogue,

and seeth the tumult, and them that wept and wailed greatly.

39 And when he was come in, he saith unto them, Why make ye

this ado, and weep? The damsel is not dead, but sleepeth.

40 And they laughed him to scorn. But when he had put them all

out, he taketh the father and the mother of the damsel, and

them that were with him, and entereth in where the damsel was

lying.

41 And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her,

Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto

thee, arise.

42 And straightway the damsel arose, and walked; for she was

of the age of twelve years. And they were astonished with a

great astonishment.

43 And he charged them straitly that no man should know it;

and commanded that something should be given her to eat.”

 

4. Peter witnesses a miracle of healing, for a woman with an

issue of blood.

LUKE 8:43-48

“And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had

spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of

any,

44 Came behind him, and touched the border of his garment:

and immediately her issue of blood stanched.

45 And Jesus said, Who touched me? When all denied, Peter and

they that were with him said, Master, the multitude throng thee

and press thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?

46 And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched me: for I perceive

that virtue is gone out of me.

47 And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came

trembling, and falling down before him, she declared unto him

before all the people for what cause she had touched him, and

how she was healed immediately.

48 And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith

hath made thee whole; go in peace.”

 

5.  Peter witnesses the resurrection of the dead; a daughter of a

synagogue ruler.

LUKE 8:49-56

“While he yet spake, there cometh one from the ruler of the

synagogue's house, saying to him, Thy daughter is dead;

trouble not the Master.

50 But when Jesus heard it, he answered him, saying, Fear not:

believe only, and she shall be made whole.

51 And when he came into the house, he suffered no man to go

in, save Peter, and James, and John, and the father and the

mother of the maiden.

52 And all wept, and bewailed her: but he said, Weep not; she

is not dead, but sleepeth.

53 And they laughed him to scorn, knowing that she was dead.

54 And he put them all out, and took her by the hand, and

called, saying, Maid, arise.

55 And her spirit came again, and she arose straightway: and he

commanded to give her meat.

56 And her parents were astonished: but he charged them that

they should tell no man what was done.”

 

6. Peter walks on water.

MATTHEW 14:25-31

“And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them,

walking on the sea.

26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they

were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.

27 But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good

cheer; it is I; be not afraid.

28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me

come unto thee on the water.

29 And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of

the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.

30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and

beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.

31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught

him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst

thou doubt?”

 

7. Peter asks Jesus for clarification, of a parable.

MATTHEW 15:15-20

“Then answered Peter and said unto him, Declare unto us this

parable.

16 And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding?

17 Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the

mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught?

18 But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth

from the heart; and they defile the man.

19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries,

fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:

20 These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with

unwashen hands defileth not a man.”

 

8. Peter realizes that Jesus is the Christ.

MATTHEW 16:13-17

“When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he

asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son

of man am?

14 And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist:

some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.

15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?

16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the

Son of the living God.

17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou,

Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto

thee, but my Father which is in heaven.”

 

9.  Jesus gives Peter the keys, of the Kingdom of Heaven.

MATTHEW 16:18-19

“And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this

rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not

prevail against it.

19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven:

and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in

heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be

loosed in heaven.”

 

10. Peter does not want the Lord to suffer, the Cross.

MATTHEW 16:21-23

“From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples,

how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of

the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be

raised again the third day.

22 Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it

far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee.

23 But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me,

Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the

things that be of God, but those that be of men.”

 

11. Jesus explains to Peter that suffering, is a part of following

him.

MATTHEW 16:24-26

“Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after

me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever

will lose his life for my sake shall find it.

26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world,

and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for

his soul?”

 

12. Jesus speaks of the rewards, of serving him.

MATTHEW 16:27

“For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with

his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to

his works.”

 

13. Peter sees Jesus; transfigured.

MATTHEW 17:1-9

“And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his

brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart,

2 And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as

the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.

3 And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias

talking with him.

4 Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for

us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles;

one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.

5 While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed

them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is

my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.

6 And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and

were sore afraid.

7 And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be

not afraid.

8 And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man,

save Jesus only.

9 And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged

them, saying, Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be

risen again from the dead.”

 

14. Jesus curses a fig tree; and Peter sees it wither.

MATTHEW 21:19

“And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and

found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no

fruit grow on thee henceforward forever. And presently the fig

tree withered away.”

MARK 11:21

“And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Master,

behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away.”

 

15. Jesus informs Peter about the end times.

MARK 13:1-33

“And as he went out of the temple, one of his disciples saith

unto him, Master, see what manner of stones and what

buildings are here!

2 And Jesus answering said unto him, Seest thou these great

buildings? There shall not be left one stone upon another, that

shall not be thrown down.

3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives over against the

temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him

privately,

4 Tell us, when shall these things be? And what shall be the

sign when all these things shall be fulfilled?

5 And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any

man deceive you:

6 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and

shall deceive many.

7 And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not

troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be

yet.

8 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against

kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and

there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of

sorrows.

9 But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to

councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall

be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony

against them.

10 And the gospel must first be published among all nations.

11 But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no

thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye

premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour,

that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost.

12 Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the

father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents,

and shall cause them to be put to death.

13 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he

that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

14 But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken

of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him

that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee

to the mountains:

15 And let him that is on the housetop not go down into the

house, neither enter therein, to take anything out of his house:

16 And let him that is in the field not turn back again for to take

up his garment.

17 But woe to them that are with child, and to them that give

suck in those days!

18 And pray ye that your flight be not in the winter.

19 For in those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the

beginning of the creation which God created unto this time,

neither shall be.

20 And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh

should be saved: but for the elect's sake, whom he hath chosen,

he hath shortened the days.

21 And then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ; or,

lo, he is there; believe him not:

22 For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew

signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.

23 But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things.

24 But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be

darkened, and the moon shall not give her light,

25 And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in

heaven shall be shaken.

26 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds

with great power and glory.

27 And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together

his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the

earth to the uttermost part of heaven.

28 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet

tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near:

29 So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to

pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors.

30 Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till

all these things be done.

31 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not

pass away.

32 But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the

angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.

33 Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the

time is.”

 

16. Jesus warns Peter to remain alert, and to complete his work.

MARK 13:34-37

“For the Son of Man is as a man taking a far journey, who left

his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man

his work, and commanded the porter to watch.

35 Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the

house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing,

or in the morning:

36 Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.

37 And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.”

LUKE 12:42-47

“And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward,

whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them

their portion of meat in due season?

43 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall

find so doing.

44 Of a truth I say unto you, that he will make him ruler over all

that he hath.

45 But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delayeth his

coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens,

and to eat and drink, and to be drunken;

46 The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh

not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut

him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the

unbelievers.

47 And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared

not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten

with many stripes.”

 

17. Jesus sends Peter to retrieve money, out of a fish’s mouth.

MATTHEW 17:24-27

“And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received

tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master

pay tribute?

25 He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus

prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? Of whom

do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? Of their own

children, or of strangers?

26 Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him,

Then are the children free.

27 Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the

sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up;

and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece

of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee.”

 

18. Peter asks Jesus; about forgiveness.

MATTHEW 18:21-35

“Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my

brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Till seven times?

22 Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times:

but, Until seventy times seven.

23 Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain

king, which would take account of his servants.

24 And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto

him, which owed him ten thousand talents.

25 But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded

him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had,

and payment to be made.

26 The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying,

Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.

27 Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion,

and loosed him, and forgave him the debt.

28 But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellow

servants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands

on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou

owest.

29 And his fellow servant fell down at his feet, and besought

him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.

30 And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he

should pay the debt.

31 So when his fellow servants saw what was done, they were

very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done.

32 Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O

thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou

desiredst me:

33 Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellow

servant, even as I had pity on thee?

34 And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors,

till he should pay all that was due unto him.

35 So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye

from your hearts forgive not everyone his brother their

trespasses.”

 

19. Peter asks Jesus; about his finances.

MATTHEW 19:27-30

“Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have

forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore?

28 And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye

which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of

man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon

twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

29 And everyone that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or

sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for

my name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit

everlasting life.

30 But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be

first.”

 

20. Peter tells Jesus; he will never leave him.

JOHN 6:65-69

“And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come

unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father. 

66 From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked

no more with him.

67 Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away?

68 Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go?

Thou hast the words of eternal life.

69 And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the

Son of the living God.”

 

21. Jesus has Peter prepare; for the Passover.

LUKE 22:7-13

“Then came the day of unleavened bread, when the passover

must be killed.

8 And he sent Peter and John, saying, Go and prepare us the

passover, that we may eat.

9 And they said unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare?

10 And he said unto them, Behold, when ye are entered into

the city, there shall a man meet you, bearing a pitcher of water;

follow him into the house where he entereth in.

11 And ye shall say unto the goodman of the house, The Master

saith unto thee, Where is the guest chamber, where I shall eat

the passover with my disciples?

12 And he shall shew you a large upper room furnished: there

make ready.

13 And they went, and found as he had said unto them: and

they made ready the passover.”

 

22. Jesus washes Peter’s feet, and instructs him on washing

other people’s feet.

JOHN 13:1-17

“Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that

his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto

the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he

loved them unto the end.

2 And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the

heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him;

Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his

hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God;

4 He riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took

a towel, and girded himself.

5 After that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash

the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith

he was girded.

6 Then cometh he to Simon Peter: and Peter saith unto him,

Lord, dost thou wash my feet?

7 Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou knowest

not now; but thou shalt know hereafter.

8 Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus

answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me.

Simon Peter saith unto him, Lord, not my feet only, but also

my hands and my head.

10 Jesus saith to him, He that is washed needeth not save to

wash his feet, but is clean every whit: and ye are clean, but not

all.

11 For he knew who should betray him; therefore said he, Ye are

not all clean.

12 So after he had washed their feet, and had taken his

garments, and was set down again, he said unto them, Know ye

what I have done to you?

13 Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am.

14 If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye

also ought to wash one another's feet.

15 For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have

done to you.

16 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than

his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him.

17 If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them.”

 

23. Peter tells Jesus; he will never deny him.

MATTHEW 26:33-35

“Peter answered and said unto him, Though all men shall be

offended because of thee, yet will I never be offended.

34 Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this night,

before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.

35 Peter said unto him, Though I should die with thee, yet will I

not deny thee. Likewise also said all the disciples.”

 

24. Jesus takes Peter with him; to Gethsemane.

MATTHEW 26:36-39

“Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane,

and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray

yonder.

37 And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee,

and began to be sorrowful and very heavy.

38 Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful,

even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me.

39 And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed,

saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from

me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.”

 

25. Jesus finds Peter sleeping; in Gethsemane.

MATTHEW 26:40-41

“And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep,

and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one

hour?

41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit

indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

 

26. Jesus finds Peter once again sleeping; in Gethsemane.

MATTHEW 26:42-46

“He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O

my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I

drink it, thy will be done.

43 And he came and found them asleep again: for their eyes

were heavy.

44 And he left them, and went away again, and prayed the third

time, saying the same words.

45 Then cometh he to his disciples, and saith unto them, Sleep

on now, and take your rest: behold, the hour is at hand, and the

Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.

46 Rise, let us be going: behold, he is at hand that doth betray

me.”

 

27. Peter tries to defend Jesus, in Gethsemane.

JOHN 18:10-11

“Then Simon Peter having a sword drew it, and smote the high

priest's servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant's name

was Malchus.

11 Then said Jesus unto Peter, Put up thy sword into the sheath:

the cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it?”

 

28. Peter follows Jesus, at a distance.

MATTHEW 26:58

“But Peter followed him afar off unto the high priest's palace,

and went in, and sat with the servants, to see the end.”

 

29. Peter denies Jesus.

MATTHEW 26:69-75

“Now Peter sat without in the palace: and a damsel came unto

him, saying, Thou also wast with Jesus of Galilee.

70 But he denied before them all, saying, I know not what thou

sayest.

71 And when he was gone out into the porch, another maid saw

him, and said unto them that were there, This fellow was also

with Jesus of Nazareth.

72 And again he denied with an oath, I do not know the man.

73 And after a while came unto him they that stood by, and said

to Peter, Surely thou also art one of them; for thy speech

bewrayeth thee.

74 Then began he to curse and to swear, saying, I know not the

man. And immediately the cock crew.

75 And Peter remembered the word of Jesus, which said unto

him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. And he

went out, and wept bitterly.”

 

30. Jesus looks straight at Peter, after he denied him.

LUKE 22:59-62

“And about the space of one hour after another confidently

affirmed, saying, Of a truth this fellow also was with him:

for he is a Galilaean.

60 And Peter said, Man, I know not what thou sayest. And

immediately, while he yet spake, the cock crew.

61 And the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter. And Peter

remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said unto him,

Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.

62 And Peter went out, and wept bitterly.”

 

31. The Angel in the empty tomb of Jesus informed Mary

Magdalene, to go tell “Peter” the news of Jesus’s resurrection.

MARK 16:1-8

And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary

the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices,

that they might come and anoint him.

2 And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they

came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun.

3 And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the

stone from the door of the sepulchre?

4 And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled

away: for it was very great.

5 And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting

on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they

were affrighted.

And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of

Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here:

behold the place where they laid him.

7 But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth

before you into Galilee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto

you.

8 And they went out quickly, and fled from the sepulchre; for

they trembled and were amazed: neither said they anything to

any man; for they were afraid.”

 

32. Peter arrives in the empty tomb; of Jesus.

JOHN 20:3-10

“Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to

 the sepulchre.

4 So they ran both together: and the other disciple did outrun

Peter, and came first to the sepulchre.

5 And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes

lying; yet went he not in.

6 Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the

sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie,

7 And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the

linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself.

8 Then went in also that other disciple, which came first to the

sepulchre, and he saw, and believed.

9 For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again

from the dead.

10 Then the disciples went away again unto their own home.”

 

33. Jesus appears to Peter, after his resurrection.

JOHN 21:1-25

“After these things Jesus shewed himself again to the disciples

at the sea of Tiberias; and on this wise shewed he himself.

2 There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas called

Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of

Zebedee, and two other of his disciples.

3 Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say unto

him, We also go with thee. They went forth, and entered into a

ship immediately; and that night they caught nothing.

4 But when the morning was now come, Jesus stood on the

shore: but the disciples knew not that it was Jesus.

5 Then Jesus saith unto them, Children, have ye any meat?

They answered him, No.

6 And he said unto them, Cast the net on the right side of the

ship, and ye shall find. They cast therefore, and now they were

not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes.

7 Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved saith unto Peter, It

is the Lord. Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord,

he girt his fisher's coat unto him, (for he was naked,) and did

cast himself into the sea.

And the other disciples came in a little ship; (for they were

not far from land, but as it were two hundred cubits,) dragging

the net with fishes.

9 As soon then as they were come to land, they saw a fire of

coals there, and fish laid thereon, and bread.

10 Jesus saith unto them, Bring of the fish which ye have now

caught.

11 Simon Peter went up, and drew the net to land full of great

fishes, an hundred and fifty and three: and for all there were so

many, yet was not the net broken.

12 Jesus saith unto them, Come and dine. And none of the

disciples durst ask him, Who art thou? Knowing that it was the

Lord.

13 Jesus then cometh, and taketh bread, and giveth them, and

fish likewise.

14 This is now the third time that Jesus shewed himself to his

disciples, after that he was risen from the dead.

15 So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon,

son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto

him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto

him, Feed my lambs.

16 He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas,

lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest

that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

17 He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest

thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third

time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest

all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him,

Feed my sheep.

18 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, When thou wast young, thou

girdest thyself, and walkedst whither thou wouldest: but when

thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and

another shall gird thee, and carry thee whither thou wouldest

not.

19 This spake he, signifying by what death he should glorify God.

And when he had spoken this, he saith unto him, Follow me.

20 Then Peter, turning about, seeth the disciple whom Jesus

loved following; which also leaned on his breast at supper, and

said, Lord, which is he that betrayeth thee?

21 Peter seeing him saith to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man

do?

22 Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is

that to thee? follow thou me.

23 Then went this saying abroad among the brethren, that that

disciple should not die: yet Jesus said not unto him, He shall not

die; but, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee?

24 This is the disciple which testifieth of these things, and wrote

these things: and we know that his testimony is true.

25 And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the

which, if they should be written everyone, I suppose that even

the world itself could not contain the books that should be

written. Amen.”

 

34. Peter enters the upper room, and discusses the plight of

Judas.

ACTS 1:13-26

“And when they were come in, they went up into an upper

room, where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and

Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James

the son of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the brother

of James.

14 These all continued with one accord in prayer and

supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus,

and with his brethren.

15 And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the

disciples, and said, (the number of names together were about

an hundred and twenty,)

16 Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been

fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake

before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took

Jesus.

17 For he was numbered with us, and had obtained part of this

ministry.

18 Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity;

and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his

bowels gushed out.

19 And it was known unto all the dwellers at Jerusalem;

insomuch as that field is called in their proper tongue,

Aceldama, that is to say, The field of blood.

20 For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let his habitation be

desolate, and let no man dwell therein: and his bishoprick let

another take.

21 Wherefore of these men which have companied with us all

the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us,

22 Beginning from the baptism of John, unto that same day that

he was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a witness

with us of his resurrection.

23 And they appointed two, Joseph called Barsabas, who was

surnamed Justus, and Matthias.

24 And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the

hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen,

25 That he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from

which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own

place.

26 And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon Matthias;

and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.”

 

35. Peter is baptized with the Holy Ghost, and begins to speak

in other tongues; giving witness that Jesus is the Christ.

ACTS 2:1-40

“And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all

with one accord in one place.

2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing

mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire,

and it sat upon each of them.

4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to

speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

5 And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out

of every nation under heaven.

6 Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came

together, and were confounded, because that every man heard

them speak in his own language.

7 And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to

another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans?

And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we

were born?

9 Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in

Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and

Asia,

10 Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya

about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes,

11 Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues

the wonderful works of God.

12 And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to

another, What meaneth this?

13 Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine.

14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice,

and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at

Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words:

15 For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but

the third hour of the day.

16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;

17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will

pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your

daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see

visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:

18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out

in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:

19 And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the

earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:

20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into

blood, before the great and notable day of the Lord come:

21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the

name of the Lord shall be saved.

22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man

approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs,

which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also

know:

23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and

foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have

crucified and slain:

24 Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death:

because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.

25 For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord

always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should

not be moved:

26 Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad;

moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope:

27 Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou

suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

28 Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt

make me full of joy with thy countenance.

29 Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the

patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his

sepulchre is with us unto this day.

30 Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn

with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to

the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;

31 He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that

his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.

32 This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.

33 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having

received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath

shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.

34 For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith

himself, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,

35 Until I make thy foes thy footstool.

36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God

hath made the same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord

and Christ.

37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart,

and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and

brethren, what shall we do?

38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every

one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins,

and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all

that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.

40 And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying,

Save yourselves from this untoward generation.”

 

36. Peter witnesses the Lord heal a lame man, and testifies

to the crowd about Jesus.

ACTS 3:1-26

“Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the

hour of prayer, being the ninth hour.

2 And a certain man lame from his mother's womb was carried,

whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called

Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple;

3 Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked

an alms.

4 And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look

on us.

5 And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something

of them.

6 Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I

have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise

up and walk.

7 And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and

immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.

8 And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them

into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.

9 And all the people saw him walking and praising God:

10 And they knew that it was he which sat for alms at the

Beautiful gate of the temple: and they were filled with wonder

and amazement at that which had happened unto him.

11 And as the lame man which was healed held Peter and John,

all the people ran together unto them in the porch that is called

Solomon's, greatly wondering.

12 And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, Ye men

of Israel, why marvel ye at this? Or why look ye so earnestly on

us, as though by our own power or holiness we had made this

man to walk?

13 The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of

our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus; whom ye delivered up,

and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was

determined to let him go.

14 But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a

murderer to be granted unto you;

15 And killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the

dead; whereof we are witnesses.

16 And his name through faith in his name hath made this man

strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him

hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.

17 And now, brethren, I wot that through ignorance ye did it, as

did also your rulers.

18 But those things, which God before had shewed by the mouth

of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled.

19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be

blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the

presence of the Lord.

20 And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached

unto you:

21 Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution

of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy

prophets since the world began.

22 For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the

Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me;

him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you.

23 And it shall come to pass, that every soul, which will not hear

that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people.

24 Yea, and all the prophets from Samuel and those that follow

after, as many as have spoken, have likewise foretold of these

days.

25 Ye are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant

which God made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in

thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed.

26 Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him

to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his

iniquities.”

 

37. Peter is questioned by the priests, the captain of the temple

and the Sadducees; because they did not like their teaching

about Jesus, and the resurrection of the dead.

ACTS 4:1-14

“And as they spake unto the people, the priests, and the

captain of the temple, and the Sadducees, came upon them,

2 Being grieved that they taught the people, and preached

through Jesus the resurrection from the dead.

3 And they laid hands on them, and put them in hold unto the

next day: for it was now eventide.

4 Howbeit many of them which heard the word believed; and

the number of the men was about five thousand.

5 And it came to pass on the morrow, that their rulers, and

elders, and scribes,

6 And Annas the high priest, and Caiaphas, and John, and

Alexander, and as many as were of the kindred of the high

priest, were gathered together at Jerusalem.

7 And when they had set them in the midst, they asked, By

what power, or by what name, have ye done this?

8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said unto them, Ye

rulers of the people, and elders of Israel,

9 If we this day be examined of the good deed done to the

impotent man, by what means he is made whole;

10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that

by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified,

whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man

stand here before you whole.

11 This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders,

which is become the head of the corner.

12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none

other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must

be saved.

13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and

perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they

marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had

been with Jesus.

14 And beholding the man which was healed standing with

them, they could say nothing against it.”

 

38. Peter is threatened, for his witness of Jesus Christ.

ACTS 4:16-22

“What shall we do to these men? For that indeed a notable

miracle hath been done by them is manifest to all them that

dwell in Jerusalem; and we cannot deny it.

17 But that it spread no further among the people, let us straitly

threaten them, that they speak henceforth to no man in this

name.

18 And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at

all nor teach in the name of Jesus.

19 But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it

be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto

God, judge ye.

20 For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and

heard.

21 So when they had further threatened them, they let them go,

finding nothing how they might punish them, because of the

people: for all men glorified God for that which was done.

22 For the man was above forty years old, on whom this miracle

of healing was shewed.”

 

39. Peter confronts a couple named Ananias and Sapphira, about

their lies and greed.

ACTS 5:1-11

“But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold

a possession,

2 And kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it,

and brought a certain part, and laid it at the apostles' feet.

3 But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to

lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the

land?

4 Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? And after it was

sold, was it not in thine own power? Why hast thou conceived

this thing in thine heart? Thou hast not lied unto men, but unto

God.

5 And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the

ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things.

6 And the young men arose, wound him up, and carried him

out, and buried him.

7 And it was about the space of three hours after, when his wife,

not knowing what was done, came in.

8 And Peter answered unto her, Tell me whether ye sold the land

for so much? And she said, Yea, for so much.

9 Then Peter said unto her, How is it that ye have agreed

together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? Behold, the feet of them

which have buried thy husband are at the door, and shall carry

thee out.

10 Then fell she down straightway at his feet, and yielded up the

ghost: and the young men came in, and found her dead, and,

carrying her forth, buried her by her husband.

11 And great fear came upon all the church, and upon as many

as heard these things.”

 

40. The Lord healed and delivered many people; with Peter.

ACTS 5:15-16

“They brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on

beds and couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter

passing by might overshadow some of them.

16 There came also a multitude out of the cities round about

unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and them which were vexed

with unclean spirits: and they were healed everyone.”

 

41. Peter stands up for Christ, in much opposition.

ACTS 5:17-42

“Then the high priest rose up, and all they that were with him,

(which is the sect of the Sadducees,) and were filled with

indignation,

18 And laid their hands on the apostles, and put them in the

common prison.

19 But the angel of the Lord by night opened the prison doors,

and brought them forth, and said,

20 Go, stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words

of this life.

21 And when they heard that, they entered into the temple early

in the morning, and taught. But the high priest came, and they

that were with him, and called the council together, and all the

senate of the children of Israel, and sent to the prison to have

them brought.

22 But when the officers came, and found them not in the

prison, they returned and told,

23 Saying, The prison truly found we shut with all safety, and

the keepers standing without before the doors: but when we

had opened, we found no man within.

24 Now when the high priest and the captain of the temple and

the chief priests heard these things, they doubted of them

whereunto this would grow.

25 Then came one and told them, saying, Behold, the men

whom ye put in prison are standing in the temple, and teaching

the people.

26 Then went the captain with the officers, and brought them

without violence: for they feared the people, lest they should

have been stoned.

27 And when they had brought them, they set them before the

council: and the high priest asked them,

28 Saying, Did not we straitly command you that ye should not

teach in this name? And, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with

your doctrine, and intend to bring this man's blood upon us.

29 Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We

ought to obey God rather than men.

30 The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and

hanged on a tree.

31 Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and

a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of

sins.

32 And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the

Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him.

33 When they heard that, they were cut to the heart, and took

counsel to slay them.

34 Then stood there up one in the council, a Pharisee, named

Gamaliel, a doctor of the law, had in reputation among all the

people, and commanded to put the apostles forth a little space;

35 And said unto them, Ye men of Israel, take heed to

yourselves what ye intend to do as touching these men.

36 For before these days rose up Theudas, boasting himself to

be somebody; to whom a number of men, about four hundred,

joined themselves: who was slain; and all, as many as obeyed

him, were scattered, and brought to nought.

37 After this man rose up Judas of Galilee in the days of the

taxing, and drew away much people after him: he also

perished; and all, even as many as obeyed him, were dispersed.

38 And now I say unto you, Refrain from these men, and let

them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will

come to nought:

39 But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be

found even to fight against God.

40 And to him they agreed: and when they had called the

apostles, and beaten them, they commanded that they should

not speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go.

41 And they departed from the presence of the council,

rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his

name.

42 And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not

to teach and preach Jesus Christ.”

 

42. Peter rebukes a man named Simon, for desiring to purchase

the gift of the Holy Ghost.

ACTS 8:14-24

“Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that

Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them

Peter and John:

15 Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they

might receive the Holy Ghost:

16 (For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were

baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.)

17 Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the

Holy Ghost.

18 And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles

hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money,

19 Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay

hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost.

20 But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee,

because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be

purchased with money.

21 Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is

not right in the sight of God.

22 Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if

perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee.

23 For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and in

the bond of iniquity.

24 Then answered Simon, and said, Pray ye to the Lord for me,

that none of these things which ye have spoken come upon me.”

 

43. Jesus heals a man that was sick for eight years, with Peter.

ACTS 9:32-35

“And it came to pass, as Peter passed throughout all quarters,

he came down also to the saints which dwelt at Lydda.

33 And there he found a certain man named Aeneas, which had

kept his bed eight years, and was sick of the palsy.

34 And Peter said unto him, Aeneas, Jesus Christ maketh thee

whole: arise, and make thy bed. And he arose immediately.

35 And all that dwelt at Lydda and Saron saw him, and turned

to the Lord.”

 

44. Peter is sent forth to bring the good news of salvation;

found in Jesus Christ – to a devout man named Cornelius.

ACTS 10:1-48

“There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a

centurion of the band called the Italian band,

2 A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house,

which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway.

3 He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day

an angel of God coming in to him, and saying unto him,

Cornelius.

4 And when he looked on him, he was afraid, and said, What is

it, Lord? And he said unto him, Thy prayers and thine alms are

come up for a memorial before God.

5 And now send men to Joppa, and call for one Simon, whose

surname is Peter:

6 He lodgeth with one Simon a tanner, whose house is by the

sea side: he shall tell thee what thou oughtest to do.

7 And when the angel which spake unto Cornelius was departed,

he called two of his household servants, and a devout soldier of

them that waited on him continually;

8 And when he had declared all these things unto them, he sent

them to Joppa.

9 On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew nigh

unto the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about

the sixth hour:

10 And he became very hungry, and would have eaten: but

while they made ready, he fell into a trance,

11 And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending

upon him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners,

and let down to the earth:

12 Wherein were all manner of four footed beasts of the earth,

and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air.

13 And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat.

14 But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten anything

that is common or unclean.

15 And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What

God hath cleansed, that call not thou common.

16 This was done thrice: and the vessel was received up again

into heaven.

17 Now while Peter doubted in himself what this vision which he

had seen should mean, behold, the men which were sent from

Cornelius had made enquiry for Simon's house, and stood

before the gate,

18 And called, and asked whether Simon, which was surnamed

Peter, were lodged there.

19 While Peter thought on the vision, the Spirit said unto him,

Behold, three men seek thee.

20 Arise therefore, and get thee down, and go with them,

doubting nothing: for I have sent them.

21 Then Peter went down to the men which were sent unto him

from Cornelius; and said, Behold, I am he whom ye seek: what

is the cause wherefore ye are come?

22 And they said, Cornelius the centurion, a just man, and one

that feareth God, and of good report among all the nation of the

Jews, was warned from God by an holy angel to send for thee

into his house, and to hear words of thee.

23 Then called he them in, and lodged them. And on the

morrow Peter went away with them, and certain brethren from

Joppa accompanied him.

24 And the morrow after they entered into Caesarea. And

Cornelius waited for them, and he had called together his

kinsmen and near friends.

25 And as Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him, and fell

down at his feet, and worshipped him.

26 But Peter took him up, saying, Stand up; I myself also am

a man.

27 And as he talked with him, he went in, and found many that

were come together.

28 And he said unto them, Ye know how that it is an unlawful

thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company, or come unto

one of another nation; but God hath shewed me that I should

not call any man common or unclean.

29 Therefore came I unto you without gainsaying, as soon as I

was sent for: I ask therefore for what intent ye have sent for

me?

30 And Cornelius said, Four days ago I was fasting until this

hour; and at the ninth hour I prayed in my house, and, behold,

a man stood before me in bright clothing,

31 And said, Cornelius, thy prayer is heard, and thine alms are

had in remembrance in the sight of God.

32 Send therefore to Joppa, and call hither Simon, whose

surname is Peter; he is lodged in the house of one Simon a

tanner by the sea side: who, when he cometh, shall speak unto

thee.

33 Immediately therefore I sent to thee; and thou hast well

done that thou art come. Now therefore are we all here present

before God, to hear all things that are commanded thee of God.

34 Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive

that God is no respecter of persons:

35 But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh

righteousness, is accepted with him.

36 The word which God sent unto the children of Israel,

preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all:)

37 That word, I say, ye know, which was published throughout

all Judaea, and began from Galilee, after the baptism which

John preached;

38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost

and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all

that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.

39 And we are witnesses of all things which he did both in the

land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they slew and

hanged on a tree:

40 Him God raised up the third day, and shewed him openly;

41 Not to all the people, but unto witnesses chosen before God,

even to us, who did eat and drink with him after he rose from

the dead.

42 And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to

testify that it is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge

of quick and dead.

43 To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name

whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.

44 While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all

them which heard the word.

45 And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished,

as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also

was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost.

46 For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God.

Then answered Peter,

47 Can any man forbid water, that these should not be

baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we?

48 And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the

Lord. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days.”

 

45. Peter is confronted for going to the Gentile – named

Cornelius.

ACTS 11:2-18

“And when Peter was come up to Jerusalem, they that were of

the circumcision contended with him,

3 Saying, Thou wentest in to men uncircumcised, and didst eat

with them.

4 But Peter rehearsed the matter from the beginning, and

expounded it by order unto them, saying,

5 I was in the city of Joppa praying: and in a trance I saw a

vision, A certain vessel descend, as it had been a great sheet,

let down from heaven by four corners; and it came even to me:

6 Upon the which when I had fastened mine eyes, I considered,

and saw four footed beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and

creeping things, and fowls of the air.

7 And I heard a voice saying unto me, Arise, Peter; slay and eat.

8 But I said, Not so, Lord: for nothing common or unclean hath

at any time entered into my mouth.

9 But the voice answered me again from heaven, What God hath

cleansed, that call not thou common.

10 And this was done three times: and all were drawn up again

into heaven.

11 And, behold, immediately there were three men already

come unto the house where I was, sent from Caesarea unto me.

12 And the Spirit bade me go with them, nothing doubting.

Moreover these six brethren accompanied me, and we entered

into the man's house:

13 And he shewed us how he had seen an angel in his house,

which stood and said unto him, Send men to Joppa, and call

for Simon, whose surname is Peter;

14 Who shall tell thee words, whereby thou and all thy house

shall be saved.

15 And as I began to speak, the Holy Ghost fell on them, as on

us at the beginning.

16 Then remembered I the word of the Lord, how that he said,

John indeed baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with

the Holy Ghost.

17 Forasmuch then as God gave them the like gift as he did

unto us, who believed on the Lord Jesus Christ; what was I,

that I could withstand God?

18 When they heard these things, they held their peace, and

glorified God, saying, Then hath God also to the Gentiles

granted repentance unto life.”

 

46. Peter is rescued out of prison, by an angel of the Lord.

ACTS 12:1-17

“Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands

to vex certain of the church.

2 And he killed James the brother of John with the sword.

3 And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further

to take Peter also. (Then were the days of unleavened bread.)

4 And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison,

and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him;

intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.

5 Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made

without ceasing of the church unto God for him.

6 And when Herod would have brought him forth, the same

night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two

chains: and the keepers before the door kept the prison.

7 And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light

shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised

him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his

hands.

8 And the angel said unto him, Gird thyself, and bind on thy

sandals. And so he did. And he saith unto him, Cast thy

garment about thee, and follow me.

9 And he went out, and followed him; and wist not that it was

true which was done by the angel; but thought he saw a vision.

10 When they were past the first and the second ward, they

came unto the iron gate that leadeth unto the city; which

opened to them of his own accord: and they went out, and

passed on through one street; and forthwith the angel departed

from him.

11 And when Peter was come to himself, he said, Now I know

of a surety, that the Lord hath sent his angel, and hath

delivered me out of the hand of Herod, and from all the

expectation of the people of the Jews.

12 And when he had considered the thing, he came to the house

of Mary the mother of John, whose surname was Mark; where

many were gathered together praying.

13 And as Peter knocked at the door of the gate, a damsel came

to hearken, named Rhoda.

14 And when she knew Peter's voice, she opened not the gate

for gladness, but ran in, and told how Peter stood before the

gate.

15 And they said unto her, Thou art mad. But she constantly

affirmed that it was even so. Then said they, It is his angel.

16 But Peter continued knocking: and when they had opened

the door, and saw him, they were astonished.

17 But he, beckoning unto them with the hand to hold their

peace, declared unto them how the Lord had brought him out

of the prison. And he said, Go shew these things unto James,

and to the brethren. And he departed, and went into another

place.”

 

47. Apostle Pau;l visits Peter.

GALATIANS 1:18

“Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter,

and abode with him fifteen days.”

 

48. Peter, the apostles and the elders gathered to discuss the

questionable need; for Gentile Circumcision.

ACTS 15:1-11

“And certain men which came down from Judaea taught the

brethren, and said, Except ye be circumcised after the

manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved.

2 When therefore Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension

and disputation with them, they determined that Paul and

Barnabas, and certain other of them, should go up to Jerusalem

unto the apostles and elders about this question.

3 And being brought on their way by the church, they passed

through Phenice and Samaria, declaring the conversion of the

Gentiles: and they caused great joy unto all the brethren.

4 And when they were come to Jerusalem, they were received

of the church, and of the apostles and elders, and they declared

all things that God had done with them.

5 But there rose up certain of the sect of the Pharisees which

believed, saying, That it was needful to circumcise them, and

to command them to keep the law of Moses.

6 And the apostles and elders came together for to consider of

this matter.

7 And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up, and

said unto them, Men and brethren, ye know how that a good

while ago God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my

mouth should hear the word of the gospel, and believe.

8 And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving

them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us;

9 And put no difference between us and them, purifying their

hearts by faith.

10 Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the

neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able

to bear?

11 But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus

Christ we shall be saved, even as they.”

 

49. Apostle Paul rebukes Peter, concerning his duplicity with

the Gentiles.

GALATIANS 2:11-21

“When Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face,

because he was to be blamed.

12 For before that certain came from James, he did eat with

the Gentiles: but when they were come, he withdrew and

separated himself, fearing them which were of the circumcision.

13 And the other Jews dissembled likewise with him; insomuch

that Barnabas also was carried away with their dissimulation.

14 But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to

the truth of the gospel, I said unto Peter before them all, If thou,

being a Jew, livest after the manner of Gentiles, and not as do

the Jews, why compellest thou the Gentiles to live as do the

Jews?

15 We who are Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles,

16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law,

but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus

Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and

not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall

no flesh be justified.

17 But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves

also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin?

God forbid.

18 For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I make

myself a transgressor.

19 For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live

unto God.

20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but

Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I

live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave

himself for me.

21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come

by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.”

 

50. Peter reached the inhabitants of Pontus, Galatia,

Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia.

1 PETER 1:1

“Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered

throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia.” 

 

Name: Andrew

Greek Word: Andreas

Meaning: Manly

 

Origin.

Andrew is from Bethsaida.

JOHN 1:44

“Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.”

 

Family.

Andrew had a brother named Peter.

JOHN 1:40

“One of the two which heard John speak, and followed him,

was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother.”

 

Occupation.

Andrew was a fishermen.

MATTHEW 4:18

“And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren,

Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into

the sea: for they were fishers.”

 

Home.

Andrew had a home with Peter.

MARK 1:29

“When they were come out of the synagogue, they entered into

the house of Simon and Andrew.”

 

The Call.

MATTHEW 4:18-19

“And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren,

Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into

the sea: for they were fishers.

19 And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you

fishers of men.”

 

Chosen.

Andrew was one of the twelve disciples that Christ chose;

to be an Apostle.

LUKE 6:12-16

“And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a

mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.

13 And when it was day, he called unto him his disciples: and

of them he chose twelve, whom also he named apostles;

14 Simon, (whom he also named Peter,) and Andrew his

brother, James and John, Philip and Bartholomew,

15 Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, and

Simon called Zelotes,

16 And Judas the brother of James, and Judas Iscariot, which

also was the traitor.”

 

Andrews Obedience.

MATTHEW 4:20

“They straightway left their nets, and followed him.”

 

Special Scriptures; on Andrews Journey.

1. Jesus invited Andrew to come and see, where he was

dwelling.

JOHN 1:35-40

“Again the next day after John stood, and two of his disciples;

36 And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the

Lamb of God!

37 And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed

Jesus.

38 Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and saith

unto them, What seek ye? They said unto him, Rabbi, (which

is to say, being interpreted, Master,) where dwellest thou?

39 He saith unto them, Come and see. They came and saw

where he dwelt, and abode with him that day: for it was about

the tenth hour.

40 One of the two which heard John speak, and followed him,

was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother.”

 

2. Andrew introduced Peter; to Jesus.

JOHN 1:41-42

“He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him,

We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the

Christ.

42 And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him,

he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called

Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone.”

 

3. Jesus ordained Andrew to be with him, to have power to heal

sicknesses and to cast out devils, and to be sent forth to preach.

MARK 3:14-18

“He ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he

might send them forth to preach,

15 And to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils:

16 And Simon he surnamed Peter;

17 And James the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of

James; and he surnamed them Boanerges, which is, The sons

of thunder:

18 And Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew,

and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus,

and Simon the Canaanite.”

 

4. Andrew suggested to Jesus the five barley loaves, and two

small fish.

JOHN 6:5-13

“When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company

come unto him, he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy

bread, that these may eat?

6 And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he

would do.

7 Philip answered him, Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not

sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little.

8 One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, saith

unto him,

9 There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two

small fishes: but what are they among so many?

10 And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was

much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about

five thousand.

11 And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks,

he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that

were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they

would.

12 When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up

the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost.

13 Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve

baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which

remained over and above unto them that had eaten.”

 

5. Jesus warns and instructs Andrew concerning; "The End

Times."

MARK 13:3-37

“And as he sat upon the mount of Olives over against the

temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him

privately,

4 Tell us, when shall these things be? And what shall be the

sign when all these things shall be fulfilled?

5 And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any

man deceive you:

6 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and

shall deceive many.

7 And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye

not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall

not be yet.

8 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against

kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and

there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings

of sorrows.

9 But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to

councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye

shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a

testimony against them.

10 And the gospel must first be published among all nations.

11 But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no

thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye

premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour,

that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost.

12 Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the

father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents,

and shall cause them to be put to death.

13 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he

that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

14 But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken

of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him

that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee

to the mountains:

15 And let him that is on the housetop not go down into the

house, neither enter therein, to take anything out of his house:

16 And let him that is in the field not turn back again for to

take up his garment.

17 But woe to them that are with child, and to them that give

suck in those days!

18 And pray ye that your flight be not in the winter.

19 For in those days shall be affliction, such as was not from

the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time,

neither shall be.

20 And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh

should be saved: but for the elect's sake, whom he hath chosen,

 he hath shortened the days.

21 And then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ; or,

lo, he is there; believe him not:

22 For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew

signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.

23 But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things.

24 But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be

darkened, and the moon shall not give her light,

25 And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in

heaven shall be shaken.

26 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds

with great power and glory.

27 And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together

his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the

earth to the uttermost part of heaven.

28 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet

tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near:

29 So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come

to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors.

30 Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till

all these things be done.

31 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not

pass away.

32 But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the

angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.

33 Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the

time is.

34 For the Son of Man is as a man taking a far journey, who left

his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man

his work, and commanded the porter to watch.

35 Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the

house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing,

or in the morning:

36 Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.

37 And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.”

 

6.  Andrew informs Jesus of the Greeks, which desired to see

Jesus.

JOHN 12:20-28

“And there were certain Greeks among them that came up to

worship at the feast:

21 The same came therefore to Philip, which was of Bethsaida

of Galilee, and desired him, saying, Sir, we would see Jesus.

22 Philip cometh and telleth Andrew: and again Andrew and

Philip tell Jesus.

23 And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that

the Son of man should be glorified.

24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into

the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth

forth much fruit.

25 He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his

life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.

26 If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am,

there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will

my Father honour.

27 Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save

me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour.

28 Father, glorify thy name. Then came there a voice from

heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again.”

 

7. Andrew went to the upper room as Jesus commanded,

after his resurrection.

ACTS 1:1-14

“The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that

Jesus began both to do and teach,

2 Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through

the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles

whom he had chosen:

3 To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by

many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and

speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God:

4 And, being assembled together with them, commanded them

that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the

promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me.

5 For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized

with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.

6 When they therefore were come together, they asked of him,

saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom

to Israel?

7 And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or

the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.

8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come

upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem,

and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part

of the earth.

9 And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he

was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.

10 And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as he went

up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;

11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up

into heaven? This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into

heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go

into heaven.

12 Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called

Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day's journey.

13 And when they were come in, they went up into an upper

room, where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and

Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James

the son of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the brother

of James.

14 These all continued with one accord in prayer and

supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus,

and with his brethren.”

 

Name: James, Son of Zebedee.

Greek Word: Lakōbos.

Meaning: Supplanter.

 

Origin.

The Son of Zebedee.

MATTHEW 10:2

“Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first,

Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James

the son of Zebedee, and John his brother.”

 

Family.

Son of Zebedee.

Brother of John, Son of Zebedee.

MATTHEW 4:21

“And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James

the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with

Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them.”

 

Occupation.

James, Son of Zebedee was a fishermen.

James, Son of Zebedee; was a partner in Peter’s fishing

business.

LUKE 5:10

“And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which

were partners with Simon.”

 

The Call.

MARK 1:19-20

“And when he had gone a little farther thence, he saw James

the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were in

the ship mending their nets.

20 And straightway he called them.”

 

Chosen.

James, Son of Zebedee was one of the twelve disciples that

Christ chose; to be an Apostle.

LUKE 6:12-16

“And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a

mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.

13 And when it was day, he called unto him his disciples: and

of them he chose twelve, whom also he named apostles;

14 Simon, (whom he also named Peter,) and Andrew his

brother, James and John, Philip and Bartholomew,

15 Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, and

Simon called Zelotes,

16 And Judas the brother of James, and Judas Iscariot, which

also was the traitor.”

 

Special Scriptures Concerning; James Son of Zebedee.

1. Jesus nicknamed James – Son of Zebedee;

“Son of Thunder.”

MARK 3:17

“And James the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James;

and he surnamed them Boanerges, which is, The sons of

thunder.”

 

2. James – Son of Zebedee witnessed Jesus raising a twelve

year old girl, from the dead.

MARK 5:37-43

“And he suffered no man to follow him, save Peter, and James,

and John the brother of James.

38 And he cometh to the house of the ruler of the synagogue,

and seeth the tumult, and them that wept and wailed greatly.

39 And when he was come in, he saith unto them, Why make

ye this ado, and weep? The damsel is not dead, but sleepeth.

40 And they laughed him to scorn. But when he had put them

all out, he taketh the father and the mother of the damsel, and

them that were with him, and entereth in where the damsel

was lying.

41 And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her,

Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto

thee, arise.

42 And straightway the damsel arose, and walked; for she was

of the age of twelve years. And they were astonished with a

great astonishment.

43 And he charged them straitly that no man should know it;

and commanded that something should be given her to eat.”

 

3. James, Son of Zebedee witnesses the transfiguration;

of Jesus.

MARK 9:2-8

“And after six days Jesus taketh with him Peter, and James,

and John, and leadeth them up into an high mountain apart

by themselves: and he was transfigured before them.

3 And his raiment became shining, exceeding white as snow;

so as no fuller on earth can white them.

And there appeared unto them Elias with Moses: and they

were talking with Jesus.

5 And Peter answered and said to Jesus, Master, it is good for

us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee,

and one for Moses, and one for Elias.

6 For he wist not what to say; for they were sore afraid.

7 And there was a cloud that overshadowed them: and a voice

came out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him.

8 And suddenly, when they had looked round about, they saw

no man any more, save Jesus only with themselves."

 

4. James, the Son of Zebedee requested a place of honor;

next to Jesus; in Glory.

MARK 10:35-45

“And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, come unto him,

saying, Master, we would that thou shouldest do for us

whatsoever we shall desire.

36 And he said unto them, What would ye that I should do for

you?

37 They said unto him, Grant unto us that we may sit, one on

thy right hand, and the other on thy left hand, in thy glory.

38 But Jesus said unto them, Ye know not what ye ask: can ye

drink of the cup that I drink of? And be baptized with the

baptism that I am baptized with?

39 And they said unto him, We can. And Jesus said unto them,

Ye shall indeed drink of the cup that I drink of; and with the

baptism that I am baptized withal shall ye be baptized:

40 But to sit on my right hand and on my left hand is not mine

to give; but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared.

41 And when the ten heard it, they began to be much

displeased with James and John.

42 But Jesus called them to him, and saith unto them, Ye know

that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise

lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority

upon them.

43 But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great

among you, shall be your minister:

44 And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of

all.

45 For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but

to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.”

 

5. James, Son of Zebedee asks Jesus; about "The End Times."

MARK 13:1-37

“And as he went out of the temple, one of his disciples saith

unto him, Master, see what manner of stones and what

buildings are here!

2 And Jesus answering said unto him, Seest thou these great

buildings? There shall not be left one stone upon another, that

shall not be thrown down.

3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives over against the

temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him

privately,

4 Tell us, when shall these things be? And what shall be the

sign when all these things shall be fulfilled?

5 And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any

man deceive you:

6 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and

shall deceive many.

7 And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye

not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall

not be yet.

8 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against

kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and

there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings

of sorrows.

9 But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to

councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye

shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a

testimony against them.

10 And the gospel must first be published among all nations.

11 But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no

thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye

premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour,

that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost.

12 Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the

father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents,

and shall cause them to be put to death.

13 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he

that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

14 But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken

of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him

that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee

to the mountains:

15 And let him that is on the housetop not go down into the

house, neither enter therein, to take anything out of his house:

16 And let him that is in the field not turn back again for to take

up his garment.

17 But woe to them that are with child, and to them that give

suck in those days!

18 And pray ye that your flight be not in the winter.

19 For in those days shall be affliction, such as was not from

the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time,

neither shall be.

20 And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh

should be saved: but for the elect's sake, whom he hath chosen,

he hath shortened the days.

21 And then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ; or,

lo, he is there; believe him not:

22 For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew

signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.

23 But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things.

24 But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be

darkened, and the moon shall not give her light,

25 And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in

heaven shall be shaken.

26 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds

with great power and glory.

27 And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together

his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the

earth to the uttermost part of heaven.

28 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet

tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near.”

29 So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to

pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors.

30 Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till

all these things be done.

31 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not

pass away.

32 But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the

angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.

33 Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the

time is.

34 For the Son of Man is as a man taking a far journey, who left

his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man

his work, and commanded the porter to watch.

35 Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the

house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing,

or in the morning:

36 Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.

37 And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch."

 

6. Jesus took James, Son of Zebedee with him to Gethsemane;

pouring out his heart to him, and asking him to wait and watch.

MARK 14:32-36

“And they came to a place which was named Gethsemane: and

he saith to his disciples, Sit ye here, while I shall pray.

33 And he taketh with him Peter and James and John, and

began to be sore amazed, and to be very heavy;

34 And saith unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful unto

death: tarry ye here, and watch.

35 And he went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and

prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him.

36 And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee;

take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but

what thou wilt.”

 

7. Jesus rebukes James, Son of Zebedee for desiring to slay

the people; who rejected Christ.

LUKE 9:51-56

“And it came to pass, when the time was come that he should

be received up, he steadfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem,

52 And sent messengers before his face: and they went, and

entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him.

53 And they did not receive him, because his face was as

though he would go to Jerusalem.

54 And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said,

Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from

heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did?

55 But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not

what manner of spirit ye are of.

56 For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but

to save them. And they went to another village.”

 

8. James, Son of Zebedee waited in the upper room; praying

and waiting - for the promise of the Lord.

ACTS 1:13-14

“And when they were come in, they went up into an upper

room, where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and

Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew,

James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the

brother of James.

14 These all continued with one accord in prayer and

supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus,

and with his brethren.”

 

9. James, Son of Zebedee was killed by King Herod’s sword.

ACTS 12:1-2

“Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands

to vex certain of the church.

2 And he killed James the brother of John with the sword.”

 

Name: John, Son of Zebedee.

Greek Word: Lōannēs.

Meaning: Jehovah is a gracious giver.

 

Origin.

The Son of Zebedee.

MATTHEW 10:2

“Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first,

Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James

the son of Zebedee, and John his brother.”

 

Family.

Son of Zebedee.

Brother of James, Son of Zebedee.

MATTHEW 4:21

“And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James

the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with

Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them.”

 

Occupation.

John, Son of Zebedee was a fishermen.

John, Son of Zebedee; was a partner in Peter’s fishing business.

LUKE 5:10

“And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which

were partners with Simon.”

 

The Call.

MARK 1:19-20

“And when he had gone a little farther thence, he saw James

the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were in the

ship mending their nets.

20 And straightway he called them.”

 

Chosen.

John, Son of Zebedee was one of the twelve disciples that

Christ chose; to be an Apostle.

LUKE 6:12-16

“And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a

mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.

13 And when it was day, he called unto him his disciples: and

of them he chose twelve, whom also he named apostles;

14 Simon, (whom he also named Peter,) and Andrew his

brother, James and John, Philip and Bartholomew,

15 Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, and

Simon called Zelotes,

16 And Judas the brother of James, and Judas Iscariot, which

also was the traitor.”

 

Special Scriptures Concerning; John Son of Zebedee.

1. Jesus nicknamed John – Son of Zebedee;

“Son of Thunder.”

MARK 3:17

“And James the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of

James; and he surnamed them Boanerges, which is, The

sons of thunder.”

 

2. John, Son of Zebedee witnesses Jesus; healing Peters

Mother-In-Law.

MARK 1:29-31

“And forthwith, when they were come out of the synagogue,

they entered into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James

and John.

30 But Simon's wife's mother lay sick of a fever, and anon they

tell him of her.

31 And he came and took her by the hand, and lifted her up;

and immediately the fever left her, and she ministered unto

them.”

 

3. John, Son of Zebedee questions Jesus; in regard to the good

works of others.

MARK 9:38-40

“And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting

out devils in thy name, and he followeth not us: and we forbad

him, because he followeth not us.

39 But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is no man which

shall do a miracle in my name, that can lightly speak evil of me.

40 For he that is not against us is on our part.”

 

4. Jesus is transfigured before the eyes of; John, Son of

Zebedee.

MATTHEW 17:1-7

“And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his

brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart,

2 And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as

the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.

3 And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias

talking with him.

4 Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for

us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles;

one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.

5 While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed

them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is

my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.

6 And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and

were sore afraid.

7 And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be

not afraid.”

 

5.  John, Son of Zebedee asks Jesus for a place of honor; in his

Kingdom.

MARK 10:35-40

“And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, come unto him,

saying, Master, we would that thou shouldest do for us

whatsoever we shall desire.

36 And he said unto them, What would ye that I should do for

you?

37 They said unto him, Grant unto us that we may sit, one on

thy right hand, and the other on thy left hand, in thy glory.

38 But Jesus said unto them, Ye know not what ye ask: can ye

drink of the cup that I drink of? And be baptized with the

baptism that I am baptized with?

39 And they said unto him, We can. And Jesus said unto them,

Ye shall indeed drink of the cup that I drink of; and with the

baptism that I am baptized withal shall ye be baptized:

40 But to sit on my right hand and on my left hand is not mine

to give; but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared.”

 

6. The disciples were not happy with John, Son of Zebedee’s

request; for a seat of honor.

MARK 10:41

“And when the ten heard it, they began to be much displeased

with James and John.”

 

7. Jesus teaches John, Son of Zebedee; about "The End Times."

MARK 13:1-37

“And as he went out of the temple, one of his disciples saith

unto him, Master, see what manner of stones and what buildings

are here!

2 And Jesus answering said unto him, Seest thou these great

buildings? There shall not be left one stone upon another, that

shall not be thrown down.

3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives over against the

temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him

privately,

4 Tell us, when shall these things be? And what shall be the sign

when all these things shall be fulfilled?

5 And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any

man deceive you:

6 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and

shall deceive many.

7 And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not

troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not

be yet.

8 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against

kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and

there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings

of sorrows.

9 But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to

councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall

be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony

against them.

10 And the gospel must first be published among all nations.

11 But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no

thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye

premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour,

that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost.

12 Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the

father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents,

and shall cause them to be put to death.

13 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he

that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

14 But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken

of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him

that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee

to the mountains:

15 And let him that is on the housetop not go down into the

house, neither enter therein, to take anything out of his house:

16 And let him that is in the field not turn back again for to take

up his garment.

17 But woe to them that are with child, and to them that give

suck in those days!

18 And pray ye that your flight be not in the winter.

19 For in those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the

beginning of the creation which God created unto this time,

neither shall be.

20 And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh

should be saved: but for the elect's sake, whom he hath chosen,

he hath shortened the days.

21 And then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ; or,

lo, he is there; believe him not:

22 For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew

signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.

23 But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things.

24 But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be

darkened, and the moon shall not give her light,

25 And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in

heaven shall be shaken.

26 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds

with great power and glory.

27 And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together

his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the

earth to the uttermost part of heaven.

28 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet

tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near:

29 So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to

pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors.

30 Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till

all these things be done.

31 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not

pass away.

32 But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the

angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.

33 Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time

is.

34 For the Son of Man is as a man taking a far journey, who left

his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man

his work, and commanded the porter to watch.

35 Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the

house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or

in the morning:

36 Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.

37 And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.”

 

8. Jesus took John, Son of Zebedee with him to Gethsemane;

pouring out his heart to him, and asking him to wait and watch.

MARK 14:32-36

“And they came to a place which was named Gethsemane: and

he saith to his disciples, Sit ye here, while I shall pray.

33 And he taketh with him Peter and James and John, and

began to be sore amazed, and to be very heavy;

34 And saith unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful unto

death: tarry ye here, and watch.

35 And he went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and

prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him.

36 And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee;

take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but

what thou wilt.”

 

9. Jesus rebukes John, Son of Zebedee for desiring to slay the

people; who rejected Christ.

LUKE 9:51-56

“And it came to pass, when the time was come that he should

be received up, he steadfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem,

52 And sent messengers before his face: and they went, and

entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him.

53 And they did not receive him, because his face was as though

he would go to Jerusalem.

54 And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said,

Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven,

and consume them, even as Elias did?

55 But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what

manner of spirit ye are of.

56 For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to

save them. And they went to another village.”

 

10. Jesus asks John, Son of Zebedee to prepare the Passover.

LUKE 22:7-13

“Then came the day of unleavened bread, when the passover

must be killed.

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