Life of Peter Bible Study 6: "What Sort of Messiah?"

Aim: to apply the principles for gradual and radical change in Peter to ourselves.

Key Verse to be Memorized: 2 Corinthians 5:17

Recurring Thought: If God could change Peter, He can change us. If He can change us, He can change the people around us.


We all identify with Peter because of his failures – his falling into temptation, his denial of Jesus Christ, his rash speaking, his failure to keep awake and pray. However, God can change a person radically and basically. As that person cooperates with the Holy Spirit the implications of this radical change are worked out in his life (1 Peter 1:1,23). The information on Peter is found mainly in the four gospels, the early chapters of the Acts of the Apostles and in Peter's two letters. We will now study the life of Peter in this series of six Bible studies.

Theme: What Kind of King and Messiah is Jesus?

Readings: Acts 1:6-11; 1 Peter 2:9-10; 1 Peter 5:6

Memory Verse: 1 Peter 5:6

Questions on Acts 1:6-11

  1. What kind of King did Peter and the other disciples expect?
  1. What kind of Messiah did Peter and the other disciples expect?
  1. How did Jesus reply to their question in v 6?
  1. Who saw Jesus ascend into heaven?
  1. How will Jesus return?

Questions on 1 Peter 2:9-10

  1. We are a _________________________ race.
  2. We are a royal _________________________.
  3. We are a _________________________ nation.
  4. We are God's own _________________________.
  5. We should declare _________________________.
  6. We have received _________________________.

Questions on 1 Peter 5:6

  1. What are we commanded to do?
  1. What do we learn about the time?
  1. What will God do?

Scriptures Referenced

Acts 1:6-11
1 Peter 2:9-10
1 Peter 5:6-6