The Dirty Dozen: Peter the Proud
May 16, 2021
Peter the Proud
Series: The Dirty Dozen — Week #1
May 16, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum
[Throughout the summer, CBC will walk together through the lives of all 12 disciples of Jesus. From Peter to Judas — each disciple has a story to tell, and God has a life-shaping message from each of these men to deliver to us.]
Mark 3:16–19 (ESV)
The first disciple in our series is Simon Peter. His real name is Simon, and Jesus gave him his new name of Peter. And we can remember this man as .
John 1:40–42 (ESV)
Luke 5:1–11 (ESV)
Of all the disciples, we have more information on Peter than any other. We know about his past before he met Jesus, we see his growth and failures while a disciple next to Jesus, and we even get to see his ministry after Jesus is gone.
God is more interested, not in who you’ve been, but .
Peter was enthusiastic, strong-willed, impulsive, and, at times, brash. But for all his strengths, Peter had several failings in his life.
The path of a Jesus follower is .
- In Matthew 14… Peter left the boat to walk on the water to Jesus — and then took his eyes off Jesus and began to sink
- Misstep #1: When our godly intentions quickly turn to personal preservation
- In Matthew 16… Peter took Jesus aside to rebuke Him for speaking of His death — and was swiftly corrected by the Lord
- Misstep #2: When we think we know better than the Lord
- In Matthew 17… It was Peter who suggested erecting three tabernacles to honor Moses, Elijah, and Jesus — and fell to the ground in fearful silence at God’s glory
- Misstep #3: When we make plans for the Lord
- In John 18… It was Peter who drew his sword and attacked the servant of the high priest — and was immediately told to put away his weapon.
- Misstep #4: When we try to protect the faith but hurt the lost.
- In Matthew 26… It was Peter who boasted that he would never forsake the Lord, even if everyone else did — and later denied three times that he even knew the Lord
- Misstep #5: When our witness is driven by convenience rather than obedience
Ephesians 2:4–5 (ESV)
Thank God he didn’t discard of Peter… and thank God he doesn’t discard of us.
Proverbs 16:18 (ESV)
screws up… and usually it’s because of our .
We all fall, and we all fail… just like Peter.
Matthew 16:18 (ESV)
screws up… but !
Jesus sees us differently that we see ourselves. We are all unqualified, but that doesn’t stop God! We all need to ask ourselves this question…
If Peter, ?