Why Did The Angel Call Peter By Name?

As Christians, the Resurrection of Jesus is one of our most important celebrations. We rejoice for our King did not stay dead. He rose on the third day. Now, when He rose, His disciples, including Peter and John, didn’t know. In fact, no one knew. They all had to be told.

Mary Magdalene, Mary the Mother of James (The mother of Jesus), and Salome (the mother of the sons of Zebedee, James and John) went out early the morning of the Resurrection (Resurrection Sunday) to the tomb of Jesus to anoint Him with oils. But when they got there, the stone was rolled away, and Jesus wasn’t in the tomb.

Instead, an angel, who was there, told them to go tell Jesus’ disciples and Peter that Jesus has risen and will meet them at Galilee as He had prophesied. Which begs the question, why did this angel call Peter by name? Why did he single Peter out? Join ArieRashelle as she searches through Scripture to find the answer to this question in our latest video, ‘Why Did The Angel Call Peter By Name?’

Mark 16:5-7
Matthew 26:31-32
Matthew 26:33
Proverbs 8:3
Proverbs 16:20
Proverbs 16:18
Matthew 16:21-23
Luke 22:31-34
Luke 22:61-62
Mark 16:7
Isaiah 43:1
Colossians 2:13-15
John 20:1-9
2 Corinthians 10:5-6
John 21:19b

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The Angel Singles Out Peter

1 When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint Him. And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. And they were saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?”

And looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled back—it was very large. And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe, and they were alarmed. And he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen; He is not here. See the place where they laid Him. But go, tell His disciples and Peter that He is going before you to Galilee. There you will see Him, just as He told you.”

Mark 16:1-7

Jesus Asks Peter, ‘Do You Love Me?’

15 When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Feed my lambs.” 16 He said to him a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Tend my sheep.” 17 He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was grieved because he said to Him the third time, “Do you love me?” and he said to Him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep.”

John 21:15-17

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