Posts Tagged ‘Peter’

The Temptation of Pride

“Men of Israel, why do you marvel at this?” –Acts 3:11 Read: Acts 3 When Peter and John came across the lame man at the temple gate, Peter said to him, “Look at us.” When the lame man fixed his eyes on them, Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I […]


Meeting His Eyes

“The Lord turned and looked straight at Peter.” –Luke 22:61 Read: Luke 22 Have you ever stopped to think about all the great and odd ways that God gets the attention of His people? Lazarus woke up and Jonah saw the inside of a whale. Just run through the bible and we find countless examples […]


Drop ‘Em

“They were in a boat with their father Zebedee, preparing their nets. Jesus called them, and immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.” –Matthew 4:21-22 Read: Matthew 4 Recently, I was relating to Jimmy how shallow my faith seems compared to the first disciples. Peter was a fisherman. James and John […]


Strong Community

“Simon answered, ‘Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.” –Luke 5:5 Read: Luke 5 Smelly. Dirty. Grimy. These are just a few of the ways to describe Peter and his buddies. After all, they spent their days baiting hooks and cleaning […]


The Temptation of Pride

“Men of Israel, why do you marvel at this?” –Acts 3:11 Read: Acts 3 When Peter and John came across the lame man at the temple gate, Peter said to him, “Look at us.” When the lame man fixed his eyes on them, Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I […]


The Water’s Edge

“One day Jesus was walking along the shore…” –Matthew 4:18 Read: Matthew 4 Although the weather was gloomy last weekend, Loretta and I decided to drive to the coast to relax. As we walked onto the sand, we immediately noticed a sea lion laying on the beach. When the wildlife rescue team arrived, they said […]


Off You Go

“God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called.” I have always loved that saying. Story of my life. But what does it mean? Well, for me it means that God often calls us to do something that we may not feel equipped to do. Sometimes I think, “Who me? But Lord, that isn’t what I am best […]


Alone in a Crowded Courtyard

“If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also.” –John 15:20 Read: John 15 Yesterday’s post stirred my heart. Here’s how I see the same scene. When Jesus was taken into custody and led to the home of the high priest, Peter followed, wanting to stay as close to Jesus as he could. He did […]


Meeting His Eyes

“The Lord turned and looked straight at Peter.” –Luke 22:61 Read: Luke 22 Have you ever stopped to think about all the great and odd ways that God gets the attention of His people? Lazarus woke up and Jonah saw the inside of a whale. Just run through the bible and we find countless examples […]


Unlock the Door

“They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.” –Acts 1:14 Read: Acts 1 Peter denied. Thomas doubted. Fear filled the upper room. Both the cross and the tomb were void of any sign of their allegiance, so they hid. But then they […]