Twelve Ordinary Men; Ch. 2


Twelve Ordinary Men
Chapter 2 “Peter- The Apostle with the Foot-Shaped Mouth”
John MacArthur

Simons’ full name is Simon Bar-Jonah (His father’s name is Jonah). Simon was named “Peter” by the Lord. Peter Means “Rock”. Sometimes, however, the Lord continued to refer to him as Simon anyway. When you see that in Scripture, it is often a signal that Peter has done something that needs rebuke or correction. Pg. 34
MacArthur list 3 Raw Leadership Materials Paul contained:
1. Inquisitiveness (Matthew 15:15)
2. Initiative (Matthew 16:13)
3. Involvement (Matthew 14:26)

J.R. Miller: “The only thing that walks back from the tomb with the mourners and refuses to be buried is the character of a man. What a man is survives him. It can never be buried.”

“Peter is a strong argument for the belief that leaders are born with certain innate gifts, but must also be properly shaped and made into a true leader.” Pg. 39

There are 6 character qualities covered gained from Jesus shaping and molding Peter:
1. Submission (Matthew 17:24-27)
2. Restraint (1 Peter 2:21-23)
3. Humility (Luke 22:33)
4. Love (Mark 9:35)
5. Compassion (Luke 22:31-32)
6. Courage (Acts 4:18-20)

Acts of Peter:
1. Luke 22:54-62
2. Acts 2:14-16, 36-40
3. Galatians 2:11-14

Clement says, “…before Peter was crucified he was forced to watch the crucifixion of his own wife….When it was Peters turn to die, he pleaded to be crucified upside down because he wasn’t worthy to die as his Lord had died. And thus he was nailed to a cross head-downward. Pg. 60


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