What should we learn from the life of Peter?


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 Simon Peter, also known as Cephas (John 1:42), was one of the first followers of Jesus Christ. He was an outspoken and ardent disciple, one of Jesus' closest friends, an apostle, and a "pillar" of...

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Michael said, "It was Peter who boasted that he would never forsake the Lord, even if everyone else did (Matthew 26:33)-and later denied three times that he even knew the Lord (Matthew 26:70-74)." 

Simon Peter was valiant in his admission of confidence in Christ, yet liable of a weakest forsaking (Matt. 16:16; John 6:69; Mark 14:67-71); generous yet slanted towards selfish (Matt. 19:27), and assumption/supposition--My wife always tells me, "Don't assume things!"--audacity, actually (Matt. 16:22; John 13:8; 18:10); but undaunted in his beliefs after he "rose again" --Peter spiritually (Prov. 24:16) after Christhad risen physically (Acts 4:19, 20; 5:28, 29, 40, 42), and especially, where in Acts 5 where it says that Peter "rose again" from his spiritual defeat, now, in boldly preaching Christ: Acts 5:30 "The God of our ancestors raised Jesus from the dead-whom you killed by hanging him on a cross."

So, he was the man who fell but rose again. Proverbs 24:16 "for though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again, but the wicked stumble when calamity strikes."

See, too, https://ebible.com/questions/10654-what-does-it-mean-that-a-just-man-falls-seven-times 

I.e. Question: What does it mean that "a just man falls seven times"? 

See Answers: http://ebible.com/questions/10654?ori=664697

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