Summary: To know the differences and similarities of Peter and Judas
Who do you like best? Peter or Judas?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To know the differences and similarities of Peter and Judas
Matthew 10:2-4 (Amplified Bible)
10:2 Now these are the names of the twelve apostles (special messengers): first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James son of Zebedee, and John his brother;
10:3 Philip and Bartholomew [Nathaniel]; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus [Judas, not Iscariot];
10:4 Simon the Cananaean, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed Him.
Thank You LORD JESUS whenever I come to you I am blessed and forgiven, restored to my authority, relationship and reputation.
Peter and Judas
A. Author: Levi also called Matthew
B. Date written: About A.D. 60
C. Purpose: To show that JESUS of Nazareth was the kingly Messiah of Jewish prophecy
D. To whom written: Jews
E. Main theme: JESUS is GOD's Promised Anointed Messiah, the King of the Jews
F. Keywords: Fulfilled
G. Key verses:
Matthew 16:16-19 (Amplified Bible)
16:16 Simon Peter replied, You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.
16:17 Then Jesus answered him, Blessed (happy, fortunate, and to be envied) are you, Simon Bar-Jonah. For flesh and blood [men] have not revealed this to you, but My Father Who is in heaven.
16:18 And I tell you, you are Peter [Greek, Petros—a large piece of rock], and on this rock [Greek, petra—a huge rock like Gibraltar] I will build My church, and the gates of Hades (the powers of the infernal region) shall not overpower it [or be strong to its detriment or hold out against it].
16:19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you bind (declare to be improper and unlawful) on earth must be what is already bound in heaven; and whatever you loose (declare lawful) on earth must be what is already loosed in heaven.
VIII. MAIN BODY:
1. At once left their current business and followed JESUS
Matthew 4:18-20 (Amplified Bible)
4:18 As He was walking by the Sea of Galilee, He noticed two brothers, Simon who is called Peter and Andrew his brother, throwing a dragnet into the sea, for they were fishermen.
4:19 And He said to them, Come after Me [as disciples—letting Me be your Guide], follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men!
4:20 At once they left their nets and became His disciples [sided with His party and followed Him].
2. Often perceived as the leader of the disciples, because he is outspoken and always volunteers
Matthew 14:28-29 (Amplified Bible)
14:28 And Peter answered Him, Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.
14:29 He said, Come! So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water, and he came toward Jesus.
Matthew 17:4 (Amplified Bible)
17:4 Then Peter began to speak and said to Jesus, Lord, it is good and delightful that we are here; if You approve, I will put up three booths here—one for You and one for Moses and one for Elijah.
3. Requires explanation of the parables from JESUS