The first disciple Jesus called to follow Him was Simon, also known as Peter.
Mark 1:16-17 As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” Continue reading
Peter, one of the original Twelve Disciples of Christ preached boldly after the resurrection. The book of Acts tells us he was the first to preach to the Gentiles. Among those Gentiles was a wealthy military man named Cornelius who was “righteous, God-fearing and respected by the Jewish people.” Cornelius “prayed to God regularly” and sought God in his life.
We know God knew Cornelius because God called him by name – “Cornelius!”. God told Cornelius to summons Peter and God told Peter to go to Cornelius’ house. Continue reading