This study guide is a part of our sermon series ‘Sojourners: Faith in Exile’ in 1 Peter. If you haven’t already watched the sermon on this passage, you can do so on our sermons archive page. We hope this document is helpful in getting to know the Lord Jesus better as well as what he has spoken to us in the scriptures. You can also click the button below to download the study guide as a PDF.


The book of Peter is a letter to Christians who are scattered throughout various parts of the world.  It is doctrinal and practical at the same time.  This reflects the personality of the man who wrote it, not only that, it is filled with personal, autobiographical references.  When we study it we can really see that Jesus did a great work in Peter’s life. Read the following passages from the gospels to get an overview of the great events in Peters life:

Jn 1:35-42, Mk 1:17-18, Lk 5:1-11,  Mt 16:13-20, 21-23, 17:1-9 Lk 22:24-34,Lk 22:54-62, Jn 18:10-11, 20:1-9, 21:1-14, 15-17, Acts 1:15-20, 2:14-40, 3:1-10, 4:1-2, 8-12, 10:1-11:18


  • Jn 1:35-42 records the first time Jesus met peter. What did he change his name from, and to? What does Jesus want to change in your character?  Mk 1:17-18 records the call of Jesus to peter. What did he promise peter would be? What ‘fishing skills do you need?’


  • Lk 5:1-11, records another call to Peter. This time Peter says he is a sinful man, but does follow Jesus. Why did Jesus tell him not to be afraid? What are you afraid of?


  • Mt 16:13-20, records Peter’s confession of Christ. What is necessary to confess Christ in this manner?


  • Mt 17:1-9, is the story of the transfiguration. Compare this to 2 Pet 1:16-18. What did God say of Jesus on the Mountain, where else did He say this?


  • Lk 22:24-34, 22:54-62 record Peter’s denial of Christ, while Jn 18:10-11 records his use of a sword during Christ’s arrest.  What things do I do in my own strength?


  • Jn 20:1-9 records Peter reaching the empty tomb, at this point did they understand about the resurrection?

  • Jn 21:1-14 records a fishing trip on Galilee. Were the disciples being obedient (read Mk 16:7)? Has this fishing process happened before? In what do you need to be restored to Jesus?


  • Read the Acts 1:12-17: How is Peter different than in the gospels? Are you ashamed of Jesus? (2 Tim 1: 11-12)

  • Acts 2:1-13 This is the major event of Acts – what effect does it have on Peter?  Would you pray to be filled with the holy Spirit?


  • Andrew Berry

    Marcia and Andrew were with OM in the 80’s and rejoined in 2012. Ordained by the Christian & Missionary Alliance, they served churches in the USA and then in France and are blessed with 2 children, their respective spouses and grandchildren. Their experience pastoring local churches has given them a passion to assist and encourage church planting.