“You are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church.” Matthew 16:18 When Jesus renamed Simon as Peter (John 1:42) it wasn’t a random choice. “Peter” means “the rock.” But it took a while for Peter to live up to his new name. The account of his life reveals him as a fisherman known for his rash and shifting ways. If you, like Peter, are a follower of Jesus, you have a new identity. You are a Christian, which literally means, “Christ-one”. You are one of the “Christ-ones.” This title lifts up who you are and calls you to become what you are not yet. God is faithful, and He will complete His good work in you. (Philippians 1:6) We honor God’s name when we call Him our Father and live like His children.

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