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Week 36 Day 1
believing denying forgiven
touched by the Master
Peter is the #1 disciple whenever the disciples are named in the Bible
He always had something to say
and usually assumed the role
of leader and spokesman
for the group
he was in that small inner circle of disciples
so he knew everything it was possible to know
his house in Capernaum
became headquarters for Jesus ministry
he was a quick-thinking-talking-acting man
Peter's strengths were many
yet the Bible doesn't gloss over his weaknesses either
no attempt is made to cover up his failures
and that is what makes him
It is easy to see ourselves in Peter
he was fully devoted to Jesus
but not always
Jesus could count on him
but not all the time
From Peter we learn that God loves us
in spite of ourselves
and we don't have to be worthy
in order to be useful to God
it is not perfection that pleases God
but a loving and contrite heart.
JESUS, WHO ARE YOU?
Son/Servant of God, friend of Moses and Elijah.
Matthew 16 & 17
13Jesus asked His disciples, "Who do men say that I am?"
14They said, "Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and
others Jeremiah or one of the prophets."
15He said to them, "Who do you say that I am?" 16Simon
Peter answered, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."
17Jesus answered him, "Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah,
for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father
in heaven. 18You are Peter, and on this rock I will build My
church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.
19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom, and whatever you
bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose
on earth will be loosed in heaven."
20Then He commanded His disciples that they should tell
no one that He was Jesus the Christ. 21From that time Jesus
began to show to His disciples that He must suffer many things
from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed,
and be raised the third day.
22Peter took Him aside to rebuke Him, saying, "Far be it
from You, Lord; this shall not happen." 22Turning, He said to
Peter, "Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me, for
you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men."
24Jesus said to His disciples, "If anyone desires to come
after Me, let him deny himself, take up his cross, and follow Me.
25Whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses
his life for My sake will find it."
1After six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John. He led them up a high mountain by themselves, 2and was transfigured
before them. His face shone like the sun; His clothes became as white as the light. 3Behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Him. 4Peter said to Jesus, "Lord, it is good for us to be here; let us make three tabernacles: one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah."
5While he was speaking, a bright cloud overshadowed them;
and a voice came out of the cloud, "This is My beloved Son,
in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!" 6When the disciples
heard it, they were greatly afraid. 7But Jesus touched them
and said, "Arise, and do not be afraid." 8When they had lifted
their eyes, they saw no one but Jesus only.
9As they came down from the mountain, Jesus said, "Tell
the vision to no one until the Son of Man is risen from the dead." This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
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