Our Next Guest Is: Impetuous Peter

Series: Our Next Guest | Week 11: A Journey Through the Gospel of Mark

Day Four Mark 14:27-31

27 On the way, Jesus told them, “All of you will desert me. For the Scriptures say,

‘God will strike the Shepherd,
and the sheep will be scattered.’

28 But after I am raised from the dead, I will go ahead of you to Galilee and meet you there.”

29 Peter said to him, “Even if everyone else deserts you, I never will.”

30 Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, Peter—this very night, before the rooster crows twice, you will deny three times that you even know me.”

31 “No!” Peter declared emphatically. “Even if I have to die with you, I will never deny you!” And all the others vowed the same.
– Mark 14:27-31 (NLT)

1. What does Jesus tell the disciples will happen very soon?
2. What instruction does He give them?
3. What extreme words does Peter use in his responses to Jesus?

With just a few hours left on earth, Jesus continues to try and teach the disciples lessons they need to know. But Peter still hasn’t quite learned the one on humility. A quick read of the book of Acts and 1 and 2 Peter, though, will teach us valuable lessons about how God can work in someone submitted to His authority. Notice the growth in Peter in those books! Does your life sometimes look like this picture of Peter – overly confident in your own gifts and abilities? Responding rashly instead of with patience and prayer? Thank God for the gift of the Holy Spirit in you to sanctify you, and thank Him for the promise that He's faithful to carry His work to completion, just as He did in Peter.

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