Jan 15, 2012
The Apostle Peter was dead. Crucified by the Romans.
The church at Rome must've felt like this was the end. Already relegated to an underground existence marked by fear, public rejection, and persecution, they were now without their greatest leader, their eye-witness to the life and teachings of Jesus, and their voice of strength, hope, and inspiration during these tumultous times.
The church leaders recognized what a loss that voice was. So they called upon a man named Mark to write down a record of Peter’s first-hand experience of knowing Jesus.