Simon Peter, the apostle of Jesus, was characterized by a courageous and also impulsive nature. These characteristics were especially demonstrated in the following instances:
7-He boasted that he would never forsake the Lord, even if everyone else did (Matthew 26:33) but later denied that he even knew the Lord 3 times (verses 70-74) of that he repented with tears.
8-On the day of Pentecost, Peter was the main speaker to the crowd in Jerusalem (Acts 2:14).
9-He preached boldly before the Sanhedrin (Acts 4) and was not afraid of the threats, beatings and imprisonment (Acts 5).
10-He didn’t wish to share the gospel with the gentiles (Cornelius) at first but the Holy Spirit showed him his mistake and he then understood that “God does not show favoritism” (Acts 10:34). After that, he defended the Gentiles’ position as believers and taught that they did not need to conform to Jewish laws (Acts 15:7-11).
11-Peter wrote two epistles, 1 and 2 Peter.
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