A New Name for Simon Peter

Faith_Sunset 1.15.14

Matthew 16:13-23

When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples,

“Who do people say the Son of Man is?”

They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”

“But what about you?” he asked.  “Who do you say that I am?”

Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this

was not revealed to you by man, but by my Father in heaven.

And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church,

and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.

I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven;

whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven,

and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”

PHOTO: by Zoey                        A New Name: by Jesus         Rev. 2:17  “…I will give him a white stone with a new name written on it…”


4 thoughts on “A New Name for Simon Peter”

  1. Zoey, I love the picture and the message. Peter is one of my favorite Bible people because of his passion and because of the Lord’s graciousness, forgiveness, and transforming power shown for and through Peter. God is good.

    Blessings ~ Wendy

    1. Aww, thank you Wendy! God shows us we are not alone by surrounding us with things that draw us nearer to Him. Peter fell apart at the end of Jesus ministry but God had plans still for Peter…what hope that gives to us, that missteps have allowed the opportunity for God to show He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow! Bless you ~Zoey

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