History tells us that Peter, one of Jesus’ first disciples, requested that the Romans crucify him upside down because he didn’t feel worthy to die in the same manner as Jesus. This type of love, devotion, and respect for Jesus is inspiring to all who call themselves Christians. As we explore the life of Peter in the Bible we see that this type of devotion didn’t come in an instant or even overnight. Instead, it came through a process that Jesus called being a disciple. In Peter’s success, fear, courage, and failure we can see themes of being a disciple that can and should be applied to our lives. Thus, the goal of this series is to learn how to live for Jesus through the narrative of Simon Peter’s life.
AWAY FROM ME
OUT OF THE BOAT
DOWN & UP
This is a three part sermon chronicling the major experiences in the life of Peter that lead him to follow Jesus more fully. These experiences, and what Peter learned about Jesus through them, are illustrated by a cluster of grapes.