PETER: THE MAN AND HIS MINISTRY (NT310)
A BIOGRAPHY OF PETER THE APOSTLE
Simon Peter was the principal figure in the pivotal decade of human history; a devoted disciple, a cowering coward, and a powerful proclaimer of the resurrected Christ. This course unfolds how Jesus transformed Simon, an upright man, yet easily swayed and unstable like a "reed," into Peter, the first "rock" upon whom He could build His church.
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:
► Identify who Peter was, describe what his life was like and, explain how he assumed a place of prominence among the disciples.
► Outline the process by which Christ drew out the latent qualities of Simon Peter's character, which equipped him to be the leader of the early church.
► Summarize the fullness of Peter's relationship with Jesus.
► Explain the strengths and weaknesses of Peter's temperament, demonstrate how God changed him.
► Summarize Peter's errors and explain why he remained at the forefront of the Lord's work.
This course is worth four quarter units of credit in the degree programs of Embassy College.
Dr. Ian Bond is the former President of Beacon University, founded by Dr. Ron Cottle in Columbus, Georgia. An ordained minister with many years of pastoral leadership, teaching and counseling, Dr. Bond has served as the CEO of non-profit, educational and faith-based organizations. He is a published author of several college textbooks and a frequent conference speaker and motivational speaker.
Educated at the University of Lancaster, England, Christian Life School of Theology and Beacon University, Dr. Bond holds a M.Div., D.Min., and a D.Th. degree.