Peter, my dear friend, listen to what I’m about to tell you. Satan has demanded to come and sift you like wheat and test your faith.
But I have prayed for you, Peter, that you would stay faithful to me no matter what comes. Remember this: after you have turned back to me and have been restored, make it your life mission to strengthen the faith of your brothers.
“But Lord,” Peter replied, “I am ready to stand with you to the very end, even if it means prison or death!”
Jesus looked at him and prophesied, “Before the rooster crows in the morning, you will deny three times that you even know me.”
1. Peter was fundamentally loyal
Peter’s courage failed, but not his faith.
2. Peter was over-confident
Even before a word is on my tongue, He knows it completely.
1 Corinthians 10:12
Therefore, let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall.
3. Peter had courage
A person of courage always runs more risks than the one who seeks a place of safety.
4. Jesus felt sorrow for Peter
Luke 20:61-62 TPT
At that moment, the Lord, who was being led through the courtyard by his captors, turned around and gazed at Peter. All at once Peter remembered the words Jesus had prophesied over him, “Before the rooster crows in the morning, you will deny three times that you even know me.” Peter burst into tears, ran off from the crowd, and wept bitterly.
The penalty of sin is to face, not the anger of Jesus, but the heartbreak in His eyes.”
5. Jesus encouraged Peter
Hebrews 10:24 TPT
Discover creative ways to encourage others and to motivate them toward acts of compassion, doing beautiful works as expressions of love.
Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Acts 3:19 NKJV
Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of
Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.’”
And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.