Peter was the most well-known of Jesus’ disciples—he was the first to publicly proclaim the Gospel on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2), and the first to take the Gospel to the Gentiles (Acts 10). But he was also thoughtlessly impetuous! From cutting off a soldier’s ear (John 18:26), trying to thwart Jesus’ plan of salvation, or suddenly rejecting the Gentiles he ate with, Peter often acted before he thought.

Yet, Jesus still used Peter as the Rock of the church! God has planned out our redemption since the dawn of time, thoughtfully and patiently working through imperfect human beings to bring salvation to all humanity!

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