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Foundations of the Like Precious Faith

Layman RandyP

Simon Peter - Servant Apostle


Audio Series:

kjv@2Peter:1:1 @ "Simon Peter Servant and Apostle of Christ"


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Introduction:

kjv@2Peter:1:1 @ Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ...

What does it mean truly mean to be a "servant and Apostle" of Jesus Christ? The Apostle Peter is perhaps one of the most readily accessible case studies of servitude and apostleship in living motion that we scripturally have. Model Peter in your Christian walk and you will go along way toward unleashing Christ's abundant fruitfulness into your Christian walk. Over the centuries many have certainly tried but, not many have honestly come to grips with what it was that made Peter the end product Peter that finally so greatly served his friend and Savior.

Lets look deeply into what the key fundamentals actually were!

Along with this being a formative audio series, I would also like to present to you my many study resources and notes. Please, like any good Berrean, utilize these many links to formulate your own educated opinions of these life changing doctrinal matters.




Contextual Anchors - Simon Peter

Before being a disciple:


Having become a disciple:


Having received the Holy Spirit:


Doctrinal Study - Regeneration

(see: Topical study - TorreyNewBirth or slidy:TorreyNewBirth )


Quoted resource: torrey 'New Birth'

New Birth, the @ The corruption of human nature requires kjv@John:3:6 kjv@Romans:8:7 kjv@Romans:8:8 -- None can enter heaven without kjv@John:3:3 -- Effected by -- God kjv@John:1:13 kjv@1Peter:1:3 -- Christ kjv@1John:2:29 -- The Holy Spirit kjv@John:3:6 kjv@Titus:3:5 -- Through the instrumentality of -- The word of God kjv@James:1:18 kjv@1Peter:1:23 -- The resurrection of Christ kjv@1Peter:1:3 -- The ministry of the gospel kjv@1Corinthians:4:15 -- Is of the will of God kjv@James:1:18 -- Is of the mercy of God kjv@Titus:3:5 -- Is for the glory of God kjv@Isaiah:43:7 -- Described as -- A new creation kjv@2Corinthians:5:17 kjv@Galatians:6:15 kjv@Ephesians:2:10 -- Newness of life kjv@Romans:6:4 -- A spiritual resurrection kjv@Romans:6:4-6 kjv@Ephesians:2:1 kjv@Ephesians:2:5 kjv@Colossians:2:12 kjv@Colossians:3:1 -- A new heart kjv@Ezekiel:36:26 -- A new spirit kjv@Ezekiel:11:19 kjv@Romans:7:6 -- Putting on the new man kjv@Ephesians:4:24 -- The inward man kjv@Romans:7:22 kjv@2Corinthians:4:16 -- Circumcision of the heart kjv@Deuteronomy:30:6 kjv@Romans:2:29 kjv@Colossians:2:11 -- Partaking of the divine nature kjv@2Peter:1:4 -- The washing of regeneration kjv@Titus:3:5 -- All saints partake of kjv@Romans:8:16 kjv@Romans:8:17 kjv@1Peter:2:2 kjv@1John:5:1 -- Produces -- Likeness to God kjv@Ephesians:4:24 kjv@Colossians:3:10 -- Likeness to Christ kjv@Romans:8:29 kjv@2Corinthians:3:18 kjv@1John:3:2 -- Knowledge of God kjv@Jeremiah:24:7 kjv@Colossians:3:10 -- Hatred of sin kjv@1John:3:9 kjv@1John:5:18 -- Victory over the world kjv@1John:5:4 -- Delight in God's law kjv@Romans:7:22 -- Evidenced by -- Faith in Christ kjv@1John:5:1 -- Righteousness kjv@1John:2:29 -- Brotherly love kjv@1John:4:7 -- Connected with adoption kjv@Isaiah:43:6 kjv@Isaiah:43:7 kjv@John:1:12 kjv@John:1:13 -- The ignorant cavil at kjv@John:3:4 -- Manner of effecting-Illustrated kjv@John:3:8 -- Preserves from Satan's devices kjv@1John:5:18

Comment Board:SimonPeter



Servant and Apostle Of

Contextual Anchors - Servant/Apostle

1. Servant:

G1401 doulos - bond servant/subject strkjv@STRING:G1401
(see: Word study - DoulosServant or slidy:DoulosServant )


2. Apostle:


Quoted resource: strongs 'G652'

G652 @ ἀπόστολος apostolos ap-os'-tol-os From G649; a delegate; specifically an ambassador of the Gospel; officially a commissioner of Christ (apostle) (with miraculous powers): - apostle messenger he that is sent.

(see: Word study - ApostolosApostle or slidy:ApostolosApostle )


Doctrinal Context: Sanctification

(see: Topical study TorreySanctification or slidy:TorreySanctification )


Comment Board:ServantApostle



Jesus Christ

We will temporarily hold off providing study links to Jesus Christ as this will become the topic of prime interest when we get to the section KnowledgeOfJesusChrist.

Comment Board:OfJesusJesusChrist



Sermon Outline

Simon Peter - Servant/Apostle of Jesus Christ

kjv@2Peter:1:1 @ Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ...


Question: Am I at presently operating in what Peter says will make me abundantly fruitful in the knowledge of Jesus Christ?

Answer: (for so many of us) quite obviously not!
Answer: (for the few of you that are) how much more could you still yet be?

    Keys to immediately take note of:
  1. Jesus Christ is the direct object to be served - Not just any image of Jesus Christ is acceptable for true service.
  2. Not any image of self generates true service - only the image Christ provides.
  3. (obtaining a faith brought about by the righteousness of God and savior)

Application for our immediate purposes:
A. Re-center/target our service on the truest image of Christ.
B. Receive the truer revealed image of our self that Christ produces in our hearts.
C. Serve the person of Jesus Christ from that re-centered and received platform.


Simon Peter: (in terms of image of Christ / image of self / service)
a. before Jesus (what fruit can be expected)
b. during initial discipleship (what fruit can be expected)
c. post crucifixion/resurrection/ascension/indwelling (what fruit can be expected)


Servant => (direct object Christ) = Apostle of Christ => Future Saints
Servant => (?) = Apostle of (?) => ?Self


Application: (goes hand in hand)
A. Re-center our service on the truest image of Christ.
B. Receive the truer revealed image of our self that Christ produces in our hearts.
C. Serve the person of Jesus Christ from that re-centered and received platform.

Key to this new regenerate form of service/apostleship awaits us in our next discussion FaithObtainedThroughRighteousnessGodSavior


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Comment Board:SimonPeterServantApostleOfJesus

Further Resources:
dict:naves Regeneration
kjv@Ephesians:1:1-23
dict:all Servant
dict:all Apostle

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