And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.Â Matthew 16:18 (ESV)Â
Peter was still in the midst of a radical transition when Jesus told him that he was going to play an incredibly large part in the church that was going to be established. Here was a former fisherman who turned into a disciple who was then being told that he was going to become a church leader. His journey was remarkable to say the least.
He had begun by following God, and he grew in his faith by learning to trust God even when it might not have made a lot of sense. Now, Jesus was revealing to him were this path was taking him. Up until this point, he was unsure of what the end result would be. He knew that he was following Jesus because Jesus had the words of life. He knew that he was going to become a fisher of men, but it does not seem like he fully grasped the implications of what that would mean. [Read more…] about Scholar’s Compass: The End Result