The Art of Denying Jesus

“Suddenly, Jesus’ words flashed through Peter’s mind: “Before the rooster crows, you will deny three times that you even know me.” And he went away, weeping bitterly.” Matthew 26:75, NLT Three denials are followed by three reaffirmations. “A third time he asked him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter was hurt that JesusContinue reading “The Art of Denying Jesus”

Especially Peter

“And now go and tell his disciples, and especially Peter, that he will go ahead of you to Galilee. You will see him there, just as he told you.” Mark 16:7, CEV Poor Peter. Despairing over his personal darkness he has become completely undone.  His wound is beyond any human remedy.  No one can help himContinue reading “Especially Peter”

Mending Your Nets

“And going on from there he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets, and he called them.” Matthew 4:21, ESV “And immediately they left their nets and followed him.” Mark 1:18 Commercial fishing takes considerable effort. There is alwaysContinue reading “Mending Your Nets”

Christ and Cancer

by John Piper Before I entered college I hardly gave a thought to cancer and terminal illness. But ever since those college days death by disease has walked beside me all the way. Two of my college acquaintances died of leukemia and cancer of the lymph glands before they were 22. At seminary I watchedContinue reading “Christ and Cancer”