The apostle Peter was an earthy kind of guy. As a fisherman, he worked among a group of people that were gruff, loud, boisterous, used foul language, and some might say, uncouth. My kind of people.

     But the instant our Lord said to follow Him, he immediately stopped repairing his nets, gave up his livelihood, and his boat, and followed our Lord.

     Was he married? Yes he was because in Matthew we find that his mother-in-law was sick with a fever and the Lord healed her of it:

     Matthew 8:14 And when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother laid, and sick of a fever. KJV

     Peter was also impetuous as when he lost his temper and cut off the servant’s ear:

     John 18:10 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. KJV

     There is a lot written concerning this man but most of it comes from traditional teachings of the church, one of which, claiming that he was their first Pope.

     In addition to that, St. Paul was a bounty hunter, employed by the Pharisee's, to hunt down and bring Christians to Jerusalem to be killed. After his conversion, he wrote nearly two-thirds of the books of the New Testament.

     So, if you think that you have to be pious and religious-like to serve the Lord, you are dead wrong. Our Lord chose the most unlikely person around to be His first disciple and the same for the man who wrote most of the New Testament.

     I like hearing that.

The 2nd Epistle of Peter

A great bible study from that  'ole fisherman!

 

Chapter 1

General Exhortations

Chapter 2

Judgment

Chapter 3

Exhortation