Peter's Power

What was the secret of Peter's power?  Read my latest blog post to learn more about the power available to all believers.

Acts 3:6, “Then Peter said, ‘Silver or gold I do not have, but what I have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.’”


Once when Thomas Aquinas visited medieval Rome he was shown through all the sumptuously furnished rooms of the Papal Palace, he became almost as much fatigued and dazed as was the Queen of Sheba, when she had been dazzled with the riches of Solomon's kingdom; and then it is related as a fine pleasantry of the Pontiff himself, that he remarked to him, "The church cannot say in our times, Silver and gold have I none!"  And Aquinas replied quickly, "No indeed!  Neither can the church say now, 'In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk!'"


This incident in Peter's life shows the spiritual power that is available to all believers.  What was the secret of Peter's power?

I.  He Took Time to Pray

II. He Possessed a Desire to Share

III. He Was Empowered by the Holy Spirit


In the old Egyptian hieroglyphics, the symbol for the impossible is two feet upon several curved lines; it means, walking on the water.  Now that, I take it, it is the heraldic crest of Peter's life and work.  He was taught to do the impossible – he trod upon the waters, and sank at first.  And then Jesus took him by the hand, and they walked together on the stormy waves, back to the boat.  And he did it, in effect all the rest of his life.  And naturalists have named a sea-bird after him, petrel, the feathered St. Peter, that is undaunted by the storm.