What Peter thought of Jesus of Nazareth

Christ the Saviour (Pantokrator), a 6th-centur...
Christ the Saviour (Pantokrator), a 6th-century encaustic icon from Saint Catherine’s Monastery, Mount Sinai. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Luke closes the apostle Peter’s Pentecost sermon with this statement: “Now therefore the whole nation of Israel must know beyond the shadow of a doubt that this Jesus, whom you crucified, God has declared to be both Lord and Christ.” (Acts 2:36, J. B. Phillips).

In what we now know as 2 Peter, the Galilean fisherman had this to say about Jesus Christ:

  • He is God and Saviour (1:1b)
  • He is Lord and Saviour (1:11, 2:20,3:18)
  • He is Lord, the beloved Son of God and Master (1:16, 17, 2:1)

(Excerpted from a sermon by Dick Lucas)