Why did Peter go from denying his association to Jesus, to dying for his faith?
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Dave: Peter – Jesus’ lead Apostle. His name meant “ROCK” and he was
Jeff: Well, not always.
Dave: True, there was a time when he was… kind of wussing out!
Jeff: After Jesus was arrested Peter denied even knowing Jesus.
Dave: That’s right. Even when a young woman asked him, he lied. And it’s not like
women, in that culture, could exactly do much.
Jeff: And after Jesus’ death he locked himself in a room – scared.
Dave: Boo-hoo Peter. Boo-hoo.
Jeff: But that wasn’t the end of the story.
Dave: Right. After Jesus rose from the dead, and appeared to him…
Jeff: And after he received the Holy Spirit…
Dave: Suddenly he was preaching in front of thousands of people.
Jeff: Even doing miracles! And even though he was threatened he did not recant –
he always claimed that he saw Jesus risen from the dead.
Dave: Peter was even crucified upside down for this belief. But he still claimed HE
KNEW Jesus had risen.
Jeff: That’s one small, but important, piece of evidence for Jesus’ resurrection.