Jesus sat in the boat of a fisherman named Peter to teach the crowds God’s Word. Then, Jesus told Peter to take the boat into the deep water to catch fish. Peter said they had tried all night to catch fish, but he and the other fishermen obeyed Jesus. They caught so many fish their nets began to tear and break and their boats began to sink. When Peter saw this miracle he fell down at Jesus’ feet. “Go away from me,” Peter told Jesus, “because I am a sinful man, Lord!” Peter knew how sinful he was next to Jesus’ holiness. “Don’t be afraid,” Jesus told Peter. “Follow Me, and I will make you fish for people.” Peter and the other fishermen left everything and followed Jesus.
SUNDAY JUNE 11TH 6:30PM - 8:30PM
DAY 1: JESUS IS HOLY
Peter Followed Jesus (Matthew 4:18-20; Luke 5:1-11)
MONDAY JUNE 12TH 6:30PM - 8:30PM
DAY 2: JESUS IS TRUSTWORTHY
Peter Walked to Jesus on the Water (Matthew 14:22-33)
Jesus told His disciples to go ahead of Him in a boat. The disciples’ boat was far from shore. The wind and water grew rough. The disciples saw Jesus walking on top of the water toward them. Peter asked to walk to Jesus on the water, and Jesus said, “Come.” Peter noticed how strong the wind was and got scared. He began to sink and cried out, “Lord, save me!” Jesus saved him. Jesus asked Peter, “Why did you doubt Me? Is your faith really so small?” As soon as Jesus and Peter got back into the boat, the wind stopped! The disciples worshiped Jesus and said, “It’s true. You really are the Son of God!”
TUESDAY JUNE 13TH 6:30PM - 8:30PM
DAY 3: JESUS IS FORGIVING
Peter Denied Jesus and Was Restored (Luke 22:31-34,54-62; John 18:15-18; 21:1-19)
Jesus told Peter that before the day was over Peter would deny he knew Jesus three different times. That night, soldiers arrested Jesus. During Jesus’ trial, Peter sat nearby. Three different times, Peter denied knowing Jesus. The next day, Jesus was crucified. His body was buried. On the third day, Jesus rose from the dead! Some time later Peter and a few disciples decided to go fishing. They caught nothing. A man on the shore suggested they put the net on the right side of the boat. They did and caught 153 fish! They realized the man was Jesus! Jesus shared bread and fish with them on the shore. Jesus asked Peter, “Do you love Me?” three different times. Peter replied, “Yes, Lord, You know I love You.” Jesus told Peter to take care of the other followers of Jesus.
WEDNESDAY JUNE 14TH 6:30PM - 8:30PM
DAY 4: JESUS IS WORTH FOLLOWING
Peter Spoke Boldly about Jesus (Acts 3:1–4:24)
As Peter and John were going to the temple, they saw a man who couldn’t walk. Peter healed the man through Jesus’ power. People who knew the man were amazed, and Peter taught them the good news about how Jesus died and rose again to save people from their sins. The religious leaders were annoyed that Peter and John were preaching about Jesus. They arrested the two disciples. The next day, Peter and John stood before the religious leaders and spoke boldly about Jesus. The leaders knew these uneducated men could speak this way because they had been with Jesus. The leaders commanded the disciples not to teach about Jesus anymore. Peter and John said, “We can’t stop.” They knew they had to tell people about Jesus no matter what happened.
tHURSDAY JUNE 15TH 6:30PM - 8:30PM
DAY 5: JESUS IS FOR EVERYONE
Peter Told Cornelius about Jesus (Acts 10)
Cornelius was a Roman officer who worshiped God. One afternoon an angel of God appeared in a vision and told Cornelius to send men to Joppa and find a man named Peter. Cornelius obeyed. Meanwhile, Peter had a vision. The vision was about unclean animals. A voice told Peter not to call something unclean if God had made it clean. Peter was trying to understand the vision when the men looking for him arrived. The Holy Spirit told Peter to go with the men. Cornelius, his family, and friends were waiting to hear Peter’s message. Peter said, “God has shown me that He does not show favoritism. Every person can be right or acceptable to God through faith in Him.” Peter taught that everyone who believes in Jesus will have their sins forgiven. Everyone who heard the message became believers.