SIMPLY JESUS... Gospel of John
SIMPLY JESUS – that is what the Gospel of John is all about. Jesus – who is He? Why did He come? What did He accomplish? And what does that all mean for me and the world I live in?
Simon Peter followed Jesus, as did another of the disciples. That other disciple was acquainted with the high priest, so he was allowed to enter the high priest’s courtyard with Jesus. Peter had to stay outside the gate. Then the disciple who knew the high priest spoke to the woman watching at the gate, and she let Peter in. The woman asked Peter, “You’re not one of that man’s disciples, are you?” “No,” he said, “I am not.” Because it was cold, the household servants and the guards had made a charcoal fire. They stood around it, warming themselves, and Peter stood with them, warming himself.
“I’m ready to die for you.” Jesus answered, “Die for me? I tell you the truth, Peter — before the rooster crows tomorrow morning, you will deny three times that you even know me.”
“Christ suffered for our sins once for all time. He never sinned, but he died for sinners to bring you safely home to God.”
Scripture quotations marked (NLT) are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved. Quotation information.
GOD USES OUR WORST TO HELP PEOPLE SEE HIS BEST.
IT’S HARD TO IDENTIFY YOURSELF WITH A JESUS YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND OR AGREE WITH.
GOD DOES NOT NEED OUR PROMISES TO BE PERFECT BECAUSE JESUS CAME TO BE PERFECT FOR US.
MY INABILITY TO BE PERFECT DOES NOT CHANGE HIS COMMITMENT TO BE PERFECT FOR ME.
Why did Peter deny knowing Jesus?
- Peter wanted Jesus to be SOMEONE else.
- Peter wanted to be SOMEONE for Jesus.