Facts about the Apostle Peter

  • Peter’s name was Simon, son of Jona. Jesus renamed him Cephas (Peter), which means rock.
  • He was born in Bethsaida, near the Sea of Galilee and was a fisherman by trade.
  • Peter was one of the original twelve disciples and was married.
  • Andrew, his brother, was first a follower of John the Baptist and then became the first apostle of Jesus.
  • He died in 64 AD in Rome under Emperor Nero. He was crucified upside down because he didn’t consider himself worthy to die in the same manner as Jesus.

 

Jehovah-Nissi – The Lord My Banner

Exodus 17:15 And Moses built an altar, and called the name of it Jehovah-nissi.

As long as Moses held up his hands, the children of Israel prevailed against the Amalekites in battle. Aaron and Hur stood beside Moses holding his hands in the air when he was weary. God granted them victory over their enemy. In commemoration, Moses built an altar and called it Jehovah-Nissi which means “The Lord my banner.”Read more