ONE OF THE 12 DISCIPLE/APOSTLE. PETER’S TIMELINE (RESURRECTION TO DEATH).
. Peter was originally named Simon . Jesus was the one who changed Peter’s name. Peter means “rock” or literally Petra . He was a Galilean fisherman and was the brother of Andrew . The brothers came from the village of Bethsaida . Peter was married and he was also a follower of John the Baptist. Peter, like all humans before their calling, was a sinful man. In fact, he was ashamed of his sinfulness in the presence of Jesus Christ. Peter was perhaps the very first disciple that Jesus called along with his brother Andrew ..
. Peter was the first one to preach on the day of Pentecost after the coming of the Holy Spirit and he was the first one to proclaim Christ to a Gentile . He was one of the boldest apostles of all . He willingly suffered persecution , imprisonment, beatings , and even rejoiced at the fact that he was worthy to suffer disgrace for the Lord ‘s sake..
In the days leading up to Peter’s death , almost all of the apostles had been martyred. The church historian Tertullian, Origen, and Eusebius state that Peter’s was stretched out by his hands , he was dressed in prison garb , he was taken where no one wanted to go (a crucifixion), and was crucified . He was said to be crucified upside down because he felt unworthy to be crucified in the way that the Lord Jesus Christ had been..
abstract. . From an arrogant, cocky, man of thunder, he became a humble, willing, obedient servant of the Lord even to death. He rejoiced in that day of his death, knowing that he would be reunited with his beloved Savior. This was a lifetime of 65 years – of which his last thirty-three would be devoted to proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ..