By Roc Collins
Everybody has a name. It represents who you are. My given name identifies who I am and is used whenever I write a check, go to the dentist, or order a coffee at the coffee shop. Your name is your identification.
Sometimes names are changed, as we see in the Bible. When Jesus met Simon Peter, He said to him, “… you shall be called Cephas.” How awesome is that? Jesus saw Peter not for who he was then but who he would become. Peter was a fisherman by trade but Jesus saw that he would be a “Rock” for the Kingdom. It did not happen immediately, but after many ups and downs, failures and victories, and even a few denials, Peter came into his potential. In fact, he stood like a “Rock” on the day of Pentecost and preached the gospel with such conviction that 3,000 were added to the church. And that was just the start. A careful study through the Book of Acts reveals that Peter continued to be a mighty minister for the Lord and was used greatly for the sake of the Kingdom. [Read more…]