Peter: Lord’s dynamic fisher of men
Peter, Biblical Studies, fisher of men
Of all the personages in the New Testament, none is more important to the Latter-day Saints, save Jesus only, than Peter — Simon bar Jona by name.
We do not know when Peter was born, only that he was an adult living in Capernaum at the time the scriptures first introduce him. John's Gospel says that Bethsaida was "the city of Andrew and Peter."
Peter was married, and we know that his mother-in-law was staying in his house at Capernaum at the time Jesus healed her of a fever, though we do not know if she was a permanent occupant of Peter's home (see Mark 1:29-30).
Original Publication Citation
“Peter: Lord’s Dynamic Fisher of Men,” Church News Published By the Deseret News (Vol. 73, No. 1 (January 4, 2003), 5, 10.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Skinner, Andrew C., "Peter: Lord’s dynamic fisher of men" (2003). Faculty Publications. 3478.
The Church News