Peter and Paul
The next few weeks in Sunday School we will take time to review the book of Acts by watching the movie Peter and Paul. These two men were very important men in bringing God’s message of salvation to people in Jerusalem and places beyond. This gospel message was not only for the Jewish people, who were the ones that first heard from Jesus, but for the Gentiles and others all around the world.
Peter told his story to John Mark, Barnabas’ cousin who started out on the first journey with Saul. When Jesus told Peter he called to be a fisher of men, Peter did that until the end of his life. We can be thankful that Mark wrote down these stories that were told to him by Peter which we now call the gospel of Mark.
Paul will take 4 missionary journeys traveling at least as far as Rome and possibly further. On these journeys he would encounter many differ sorts of people. People who were eager to hear about Jesus, the Son of God, and people opposed to that message. There were people who worshiped other gods in places like Lystra, Ephesus, Athens, and Rome.
Paul would encounter many hardships along the way as well. Difficult roads to travel on, storms at sea, sickness in addition to the people who wanted to hurt them and persecute them.
While we take a few weeks to look back at where we’ve been, I will take a few weeks off from updating on this blog. But I hope you will come on Sunday and be ready to see where God takes these men as they go in faith, ready to follow where He leads them.
2 Corinthians 5:14-15
“Christ’s love controls us. Since we believe that Christ died for all, we also believe that we have all died to our old life. He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised for them.”
I hope you know the deep, deep love of Jesus, vast, unmeasured, boundless, free!