With DeWayne Cason
One of the more interesting personalities to follow the Lord Jesus in Peter the fisherman. He was a fisher before Jesus made him a fisher of men. In this new and equally series, Pastor Cason shares with us through his two letters (I & II Peter) who Peter was and why he became a full-fledged soul-winner for Christ.
Entitled, “The Life and Times of the Apostle Peter, Cason takes us from the day Jesus met him on that boat fishing until the day he was offered up, up side down as a martyr for his Savior. Peter was probably one of the most out-spoken of the original disciples and more colorful ones. In his two letters, he shares with us what a life committed to Christ looks like and what the earthly and heavenly results are. Join us this week as we begin, The Life and Times of The Apostle Peter.
Lesson 1 – Introducing Peter – Pastor Cason introduces us this evening to Peter. Originally called Simon, a very common Jewish name in the New Testament. He was the son of Jona. His mother is nowhere named in Scripture. He had a younger brother called Andrew, who first brought him to Jesus. His native town was Bethsaida, on the western coast of the Sea of Galilee, to which also Philip belonged. Here he was brought up by the shores of the Sea of Galilee and was trained to the occupation of a fisher. His father had probably died while he was still young, and he and his brother were brought up under the care of Zebedee and his wife Salome. There the four youths, Simon, Andrew, James, and John, spent their boyhood and early manhood in constant fellowship. Simon and his brother doubtless enjoyed all the advantages of religious training and were early instructed in an acquaintance with the Scriptures and with the great prophecies regarding the coming of the Messiah. They did not probably enjoy, however, any special training in the study of the law under any of the rabbis. When Peter appeared before the Sanhedrin, he looked like an “unlearned man”.
Lesson 2 – From Fisher to Fisher of Men – Join Pastor Cason as he continues his current weekly series entitled, “The Life and Times of the Apostle Peter”. In this week’s lesson. Pastor Cason describes the first earth encounter of Jesus with a common fisher. Cason details some very interesting elements which lead to this man’s divine and extraordinary transformation.
Lesson 3 – Peter’s Faith In Jesus – What do we know about Peter? We know he was quick on the tongue (Matt. 16:16) and with a knife (with the soldiers who came to get Jesus – John 18:10). But Peter was more of a man of faith than we recognize. In tonight’s lesson, Pastor Cason shares with us the beginning of the faith of a man who would become “a fisher of men”
Lesson 4 – Life’s Lessons From Peter This week, Pastor continues in his current study series on the Apostle Peter. Tonight’s lesson is subtitled, “Life’s Lessons of the Apostle Peter. Tonight we will learn of some of the events in which Peter participated in that help grow his faith and solidified his place a follower of Jesus. He witnessed the vision seen on the Mount of Transfiguration and the washing of the disciple’s feet.
Lesson 5 – The Low Point – Peter’ Denial – If you ask who Peter was, a number pf people will pf things he did or didn’t and not who he was. He identified Christ as the son of God (Matt. 16:16) or when walked on water (Matt. 14:29). Some would even call out the time when he cut off the ear of the soldier (Matt. 26:51) Peter left his mark in the scriptures as recorded by the Gospels. In this week’s lesson on the “Life and Times of the Apostle Peter”, Pastor Cason shares with us a series of events that would account as :The Low Point – Peter’s Denial.
Join us as we examine a moment in the life of Peter which all us can and should be able to relate to. The encouragement in all of this is that our lowest points are only a part of who we are. These points do not define us for the Lord our God, has the final say. “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jer. 29:11