The first verse of the letter begins, â€œPeter, an apostle of Jesus Christ.â€ Letâ€™s spend a moment getting to know Peter as we begin our examination of his first letter. Peter was a fisherman along with his brother Andrew. Peter was selected by Jesus to be one of his apostles. He spent three plus years following Jesus. Peter ate with Jesus, traveled with Jesus, learned from Jesus, and could ask Jesus questions. Peter was there to see Jesusâ€™ mighty miracles. Peter was part of Jesusâ€™ inner circle. Peter, James, and John were three of the apostles Jesus chose to participate in things that the other apostles were not allowed to be part of. Peter saw Moses and Elijah on the mountain during the transfiguration of Jesus. Peter saw Jesus betrayed, arrested, crucified, and raised from the dead.
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