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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 5114 Peter, the apostle
5114 Peter, the apostle

5114 Peter, the apostle

As a result of the coming of the Holy Spirit, Peter was transformed into a dynamic apostle and witness to Jesus Christ.

Peter’s credentials as an apostle

Mt 10:2; Ac 2:37; Ac 5:29; 1Pe 1:1; 2Pe 1:1

Peter as an apostle to the Jews Gal 2:8

Peter’s leadership

See also Ac 1:21-22; Ac 2:14; Ac 3:12; Ac 4:8; Ac 5:29; Ac 8:20

Peter and the Gentiles

He was the first to baptise Gentiles who had not been circumcised Ac 10:47-48

He defended this action against critics Ac 11:17; Ac 15:7-11

He later wavered in his attitude to the Gentiles Gal 2:11-14

The miraculous power of the Holy Spirit at work in Peter

Ac 3:2-7; Ac 5:9-10,15-16; Ac 9:34,40; Ac 12:1-11 Peter himself experienced a miracle when imprisoned by Herod Agrippa.

Peter’s missionary travels

1Co 1:12 He visited Corinth; 1Co 9:5 He took his wife with him; 1Pe 1:1 He visited northern Asia Minor; 1Pe 5:13 One interpretation of this verse is that Peter was writing from Rome and was using the name “Babylon” symbolically to refer to Rome.

See also

7378high priest, NT
7512Gentiles, in NT
8619prayer in church

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