Peter - God’s Big Plans for Big Failures

May 8, 2017

Jesus Foretells Peter's Denial

36 Simon Peter said to him, Lord, where are you going? yJesus answered him, WhereI am going zyou cannot follow me now, abut you will follow afterward. 37 bPeter said tohim, Lord, why can I not follow you now? I will lay down my life for you. 38 Jesusanswered, Will you lay down your life for me? Truly, truly, I say to you, cthe rooster willnot crow till you have denied me three times.

 

Peter Denies Jesus

15 cSimon Peter followed Jesus, and so did another disciple. Since that disciple wasknown to the high priest, he entered with Jesus into the courtyard of the high priest,16 dbut Peter stood outside at the door. So the other disciple, who was known to the highpriest, went out and spoke to the servant girl who kept watch at the door, and broughtPeter in. 17 eThe servant girl at the door said to Peter, You also are not one of this man'sdisciples, are you? He said, I am not. 18 Now the servants5 and officers had made acharcoal fire, because it was cold, and they were standing and warming themselves.fPeter also was with them, standing and warming himself.

 

Peter Denies Jesus Again

25 mNow Simon Peter was standing and warming himself. So they said to him, Youalso are not one of his disciples, are you? He denied it and said, I am not. 26 One of theservants of the high priest, a relative of nthe man whose ear Peter had cut off, asked, DidI not see you oin the garden with him? 27 Peter again denied it, and pat once a roostercrowed.

 

Jesus and Peter

15 When they had ufinished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, vSimon, wson ofJohn, xdo you love me more than these? He said to him, Yes, Lord; you know that I loveyou. He said to him, Feed ymy lambs. 16 He said to him a second time, Simon, son ofJohn, do you love me? He said to him, Yes, Lord; you know that I love you. He said tohim, zTend ymy sheep. 17 He said to him the third time, Simon, son of John, do you loveme? Peter was grieved because he said to him athe third time, Do you love me? and hesaid to him, Lord, byou know everything; you know that I love you. Jesus said to him,Feed cmy sheep. 18 dTruly, truly, I say to you, when you were young, eyou used to dressyourself and walk wherever you wanted, but when you are old, you will stretch out yourhands, and another will dress you and carry you where you do not want to go. 19 (This hesaid to show fby what kind of death he was to glorify God.) And after saying this he said tohim, gFollow me.

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