Simon grew up a fisherman on the Sea of Galilee. Bold and impulsive, he fluctuated between tremendous strength and courage and astonishing weakness and thoughtlessness. One minute he was boldly defending Jesus, the next he was standing in His way—or completely denying Him. But Jesus saw what he would become with the power of the Holy Spirit, and He gave him the name Peter—“Rock.” This study will look at how Jesus turned the flighty, undependable disciple into one of the solid pillars of the Early Church. Along the way, we will see how Jesus transforms us into firm, confident, dependable men of God.