In some Syriac documents he is called, in English translation, Simon Cephas. In the New Testamenthe is among the first of the disciples called during Jesus' ministry.
Tweet Great men in the Bible abound throughout its pages. The Bible has stories of military heroes, prophets, preachers and kings who have followed God and given us good examples to follow.
While there are many minor characters mentioned in the Bible who are good role models, here is a list of seven men who were major influences in the history of the Bible.
He loved the people of Israel who God called him to lead.
Moses learned from the best Egyptian teachers and scholars. Moses claimed to not be a great speaker yet he was able to lead the Israelites for 40 years out of Egypt and to the edge of the Promised Land.
Moses disappointed God with some of his actions but repented of his lack of trust and was used by God to accomplish His purposes. Joshua When Moses led Israel out of Egypt one of the young men who quickly rose to recognition was Joshua.
Joshua was chosen as one of the 12 spies to enter the land that God had promised to Israel. Though the vast majority of the spies returned with a discouraging report of the land God said He would give them, Joshua and Caleb reported all the wonderful things God could provide in Canaan.
The people of Israel refused to enter the land God had given. Patiently Joshua trusted God. He recognized the authority Moses and his position of leadership that God gave him.
Joshua never tried to usurp the authority of Moses. He waited until it was his time to lead Israel into the Promised Land. Joshua was an obedient follower. He was also known as a strong leader of Israel as they conquered the land that God had given.
David Multiple times in the Bible David is recognized as a man who followed God and was sensitive to the leadership of God in his life. At the time God said this to Saul through Samuel, David was only a boy of 8 to 12 years old.
David wrote many of the Psalms that we cherish. This was not because David never had problems. David wrote many of those precious poems in the midst of trouble. Yet, David knew that his strength came from God.
We enjoy his writings today because he was a man who knew how to lean on the Lord during times of adversity. What he wrote in Psalms about trusting the Lord is applicable to us today. Job Satan was talking with God one day when he said that no one completely obeyed God and worshiped Him.
God said that He knew a man who was just and upright in his life. This man was Job. Job still would not speak evil against God. He even acknowledged that God was the one who was testing him and he would continue to worship the Lord.
Job maintained his innocence. Even his wife told him he should curse God and die. But Job patiently waited on God to reveal Himself and publicly justify Job to the world. Daniel Though he grew up a slave in Babylon, Daniel was eventually promoted to a position of authority under the reign of King Nebuchadnezzar.
It was through the influence of Daniel that the kingdom was able to see some godliness brought to that godless time. Later, King Darius befriended Daniel. They convinced the king to make a law that the people could only worship the king and no other person or god.
Daniel continued to pray as he always had to the God of Israel. The punishment for disobedience of the law not to worship was to be thrown into a pit of lions. These wicked men had Daniel arrested.
Daniel accepted the punishment that was given to him without complaint. The next morning the king was relieved to have Daniel brought out of the pit and the men who plotted against Daniel were then fed to the lions.
The Bible says that their bodies never even reached the ground before the lions had devoured them Daniel 6. Paul Paul was a great man of the New Testament.Peter features again in Galatians, fourteen years later, when Paul (now with Barnabas and Titus) returned to Jerusalem (Galatians –9), and then, when Peter came to Antioch, Paul opposed Peter to his face "because he [Peter] was in the wrong" (Galatians ).Venerated in: All Christian denominations that venerate saints, Islam.
Paul then writes his letter to the Romans and includes Timothy in his list of fellow workers that sent greetings to the Romans. Timothy is among the group that goes back through Asia Minor with Paul on his way to Jerusalem (Acts. ). look at Acts - 13 From Paphos, Paul and his companions sailed to Perga in Pamphylia, where John left them to return to Jerusalem.
Mark is called John Mark so where it says John, it means John Mark - or Mark. He left them at Perga. Summary. The Acts of the Apostles portrays Jesus' followers from their days with the risen Jesus in Jerusalem to Paul's mission in Rome.
Initial chapters focus on the life of the early community of believers in Jerusalem and the work of the Holy Spirit among them. Some time later Paul said to Barnabas, “Let us go back and visit the believers in all the towns where we preached the word of the Lord and see how they are doing.” Barnabas wanted to take John, also called Mark, with them, but Paul did not think it wise to take him, because he had deserted them in Pamphylia and had not continued with them in the .
81 Bible Verses about I Must Work While It Is Day. Paul came also to Derbe and to Lystra. A disciple was there, named Timothy, the son of a Jewish woman who was a believer, but his father was a Greek.
the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” Then after fasting and praying.