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Oct 9, 2017

Here's the facebook live video from a message I shared w/ a group of 20 somethings (tho it applies to anyone) about the 3 ways that Peter denied etc. 

here's my notes: 

A. New believer 

“Now Peter was sitting out in the courtyard, and a servant girl came to him. “You also were with Jesus of Galilee,” she said. But he denied it before them all. “I don’t know what you’re talking about,” he said. 

Matt 26:69-70


-galilee was the home base

-new understanding of who Jesus is 

-going thru a “religion” phase 

-send people to challenge your faith 

-no root equals easy to fall (hurricane analogy) 


B. Old believer 


Then he went out to the gateway, where another servant girl saw him and said to the people there, “This fellow was with Jesus of Nazareth.” He denied it again, with an oath: “I don’t know the man!” 

Matt 26: 71-72


-church kid 

-raised in church but not raised in a relationship 

-no root just relationship 

-true love waits/wwjd bracelets/secular cd burning party/lock ins/chubby bunny

-walks away 

-jesus will just be a MAN to you 



C. Deep believer 


After a little while, those standing there went up to Peter and said, “Surely you are one of them; your accent gives you away.” Then he began to call down curses, and he swore to them, “I don’t know the man!” Immediately a rooster crowed. Then Peter remembered the word Jesus had spoken: “Before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times.” And he went outside and wept bitterly.”

Matthew 26:73-75 NIV


-accent .. he sounded like Jesus 

-all the potential and you can still blow it 



“When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” “Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.” Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Take care of my sheep.” The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my sheep.”

John 21:15-17 NIV


-reinstates us 

-reminds us who we are 

-reminds us of our purpose