We’re starting in week one by looking at the author of the book of 1 Peter, the apostle Peter. In the “further up and further in” readings, we dive a little bit deeper into Jesus’ discipleship of Peter and the Spirit’s work on Peter. This is the same way in which God works on us. We also learn to thank God for these inspired words of Peter which lay a foundation for our faith and life. Enjoy your time with your Father this week!
Title: Called to Follow
Further up and Further in: Matthew 4:12-22, John 1:29-42, Acts 4:13-22, Matthew 10:1-42
Verse: Acts 4:13 – When they observed the boldness of Peter and John and realized that they were uneducated and untrained men, they were amazed and recognized that they had been with Jesus. CSB.
Prayer: Lord God, you called, trained and then used fisherman to be your disciples, to be your apostles and even to lay the foundation for the church through the Spirit-inspired teaching, preaching and writing. Father, you have called me to be your child. You have made my holy by your Son’s blood and by the Spirit’s work. Use me, just as I am, just as you have created me, to serve you this year. Equip and disciple me this year for every work that you have prepared in advance for me to walk in it. Inspire and set me on fire to follow you with devotion and dedication this year. This is your year and the life you have given me to live. Help me dedicate all that I do to you and to your glory. Amen.
Here is an overview of the book of Peter: