From Gory to GloryStuart Jones Peter had a BIG personality. We see time and time again where he was impulsive, bold, headstrong, and yet totally in love with Jesus. Peter was the first apostle to confess Jesus as the Messiah. He jumped out of the boat and walked on the water! Yes, he lived big, but he also sinned big. It was Peter who denied knowing Jesus three times just after Jesus was crucified. He came up short of all he claimed to be, but Jesus forgave Peter and used him to spread the word and build the early church over all the world.