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The Gospel by Peter through Mark (2 of 10)
Series: The Gospel of the New Beginning
I invite you to open your Bible to the second book of the New Testament, that second Gospel called _____. "Mark" is what this book has been called it through the centuries.
The Gospel by Mark records of the impact of Christ's Gospel of the New Beginning.
Last time we saw the impact of the Gospel of the new beginning in Mark's life.
Today we will see that impact in Peter's life; and in the days ahead we will see that power transforming person after person in these 16 chapters.
The Gospel by Mark is the premier book in God's Word about hope—hope for a new start, hope for complete forgiveness, hope in the God of the second chance.
On the pages of the Gospel by Mark, we hear the voice of Peter. Church History is almost unanimous in the affirmation that Mark sat next to the aged Peter and captured his words as the Holy Spirit breathed out through him this flawless portrait of Jesus Christ.
The Book of Mark , hold the words of Mark capturing the experiences of Peter.
We saw last time with Mark how God gave Mark a second chance. Peter is an even greater witness to the new beginnings that Christ offers.
Few people ever knew the reality of hope that Christ brings—than Peter.
There was a man called Peter, who knew Jesus better than any other human on earth ever did.
THE MOST WELL KNOWN MAN IN THE GOSPELS
Next to Christ no one in the New Testament is mentioned by name more than Peter!
And among the Twelve, those chosen earthly representatives of Christ—none spoke more often and none have as many words recorded in God's Word as Peter!
Starting in the first Gospel, the Gospel by Matthew, watch what God's Word records about Peter.
o No one ever was honored like Peter. "Thou art Peter - and upon this rock..." (Matthew 16.18)
o No one was ever rebuked as sharply as when Jesus called Peter a tool of Satan. "Get thee behind me Satan ...
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