Ignorant? Unqualified? Unworthy to follow Jesus? You’re in good company. Peter, Jesus’ right hand man, felt that way, too. He couldn’t believe that anyone other than the best of the best of the best could be close to Jesus. But Jesus proved him wrong. More
Of all the people in the Bible, we know the most about Jesus, David, Moses, and Peter. Peter is a fascinating character because we can so readily identify with him. Who of us has not wanted to follow Jesus and be His disciple but felt unqualified? Who of us has not denied Jesus and run away? Who of us has not tried to make Jesus into our image instead of letting Jesus shape us into His? Yet it is exactly people like Peter that Jesus calls and qualifies to be His disciples. But a disciple is not just someone who knows what the Rabbi, Jesus, knows. It is someone who does what the Rabbi does. Peter learns to do what Jesus does. He becomes a fisher of people. Whether you read this book on your own or in a study or discussion group, you will get a new and exciting glimpse of not only Jesus, but Peter and the others and the world as they knew it. And perhaps you will discover that you, too, are called to be a disciple—to do what our Rabbi does.