(Matthew 20:17-19 NLT) As Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples aside privately and told them what was going to happen to him. “Listen,” he said, “we’re going up to Jerusalem, where the Son of Man will be betrayed to the leading priests and the teachers of religious law. They will sentence him to die. Then they will hand him over to the Romans to be mocked, flogged with a whip, and crucified. But on the third day he will be raised from the dead.”
(Matthew 18:21 NLT) … Peter asked, “Lord, how often should I forgive someone who sins against me? Seven times?”
√ Overwhelmed by FEAR.
(Matthew 14:30 NLT)… when he saw the strong wind and the waves, he was terrified and began to sink. “Save me, Lord!” he shouted.
(John 18:10 NLT) Then Simon Peter drew a sword and slashed off the right ear of Malchus, the high priest’s slave.
√ A KNOW IT ALL.
(Matthew 16:22 NLT) But Peter took him aside and began to reprimand him for saying such things. “Heaven forbid, Lord,” he said. “This will never happen to you!”
√ Denied even knowing JESUS.
(Matthew 26:31-35 NLT) On the way, Jesus told them, “Tonight all of you will desert me. For the Scriptures say, ‘God will strike the Shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’ But after I have been raised from the dead, I will go ahead of you to Galilee and meet you there.” Peter declared, “Even if everyone else deserts you, I will never desert you.” Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, Peter–this very night, before the rooster crows, you will deny three times that you even know me.” “No!” Peter insisted. “Even if I have to die with you, I will never deny you!” And all the other disciples vowed the same.
(Matthew 26:69-74 NLT) Meanwhile, Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard. A servant girl came over and said to him, “You were one of those with Jesus the Galilean.” But Peter denied it in front of everyone. “I don’t know what you’re talking about,” he said. Later, out by the gate, another servant girl noticed him and said to those standing around, “This man was with Jesus of Nazareth.” Again Peter denied it, this time with an oath. “I don’t even know the man,” he said. A little later some of the other bystanders came over to Peter and said, “You must be one of them; we can tell by your Galilean accent.” Peter swore, “A curse on me if I’m lying–I don’t know the man!” And immediately the rooster crowed.
(Luke 22:61-62 NLT) At that moment the Lord turned and looked at Peter. Suddenly, the Lord’s words flashed through Peter’s mind: “Before the rooster crows tomorrow morning, you will deny three times that you even know me.” And Peter left the courtyard, weeping bitterly.
√ Peter received OVERWHELMING COMPASSION.
(1 Corinthians 15:5 NLT) He was seen by Peter and then by the Twelve.
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