We know that Peter recovered from his "Peter moment" of failure and denial of Jesus to be enjoy a "Peter movement" as he launched the Church of Jesus Christ.
We know that Peter went from being a fan of Jesus to becoming a follower of Jesus.
We need to know how those transformations happened. How did Peter "power up"?
He "powered up" by the power of the Holy Spirit!
What is the power of the Spirit?
The power of the Holy Spirit is the power to worship. "...we who worship by the Spirit of God, who glory in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh." Phil. 3:3
The power of the Holy Spirit is the power of His will. "Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will." Romans 12:1-2
The power of the Holy Spirit is the power to walk. "So I say, walk in the Spirit and you will not fulfill the desires of the flesh." Galatians 5:16
The power of the Holy Spirit is the power to witness. "And you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you and you shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." Acts 1:8
The power of the Holy Spirit is the power of wisdom. "But when He, the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all truth....." John 16:13
The power of the Holy Spirit is the power of oneness. "All the believers were together and had everything in common." Acts 2:44
Peter was filled with the Holy Spirit and he was never the same! When he received the Spirit he received the holiness of God and love of Jesus.
Peter powered up!
Have you been filled with His Spirit?
Have you experienced the power He brings?
Receiving the Holy Spirit changed Peter from a fan to a follower.
Are you a fan of Jesus or are you His follower?