Week 11 Peter

Aug 20, 2023    Erik Miller

Verses: John 1:40-42, Luke 5:1-11, Matthew 14:22-33, Matthew 16:13-27, Luke 22:31-34, Luke 22:54-62, John 21:1-19, Acts 2:1-47

Main Point: God uses our failures to grow us when we respond in love and trust.


What impacted you from the message this weekend? What challenged you or encouraged you? What did you learn about God through the study of Peter?

What details do you know about Peter’s life? Which details seem the most important to you?

Read John 1:40-42. What happened in these verses? What is significant about Jesus giving Simon the new name Peter?

Read Luke 5:1-11. What do you learn about Jesus and Peter from these verses? What was Jesus doing when he told Simon to let down his nets? Why was Simon reluctant to let down his nets?

How did Jesus get Simon’s attention through this miracle? What was Simon’s reaction? What did Jesus call Simon to do?

Read Matthew 14:22-33. Describe the setting of this section of scripture? How did the men feel when they saw a man walking towards them on the water? What did Jesus say, and how did Peter respond?

What was Jesus’ response to Peter’s lack of faith? How did the people aboard the boat respond to Jesus? What does this account show us about Jesus and faith?

Read Matthew 16:13-27. How did the people describe Jesus? How did Peter describe Jesus? What is the significance of this moment?

Why did Peter try to rebuke Jesus? What was Jesus’ response? What does this tell us about Peter’s understanding of Jesus’ plan at that time?

Read Luke 22:31-34. What is the context of these verses? What did Jesus tell Simon about his future? Why was this both difficult and hopeful?

Read Luke 22:54-62. What happened in these verses? Why would Peter deny Jesus? What happened when Peter saw Jesus?

Read John 21:1-19. How is this account similar to Peter’s first call to be a disciple in Luke 5:1-11? How did Peter respond to seeing Jesus? What did Jesus ask Peter?

How can you see God’s grace at work in this passage? Think of a time when you have sinned and felt like God could never forgive you. How does this account give you hope in God’s amazing grace and forgiveness?

Read Acts 2:1-47. What role did Peter play in the early church and at the day of Pentecost? How did God use him on that day?

What things did you learn about Jesus through the life of Peter? Jesus called Peter and calls each one of us to follow Him. How can you answer that call in your life today?

What is one specific thing you can do this week to put into practice what you learned in this message?