Tag Archives: Peter

Why Fight It?

I have to wonder how frustrated and irritated the Jewish leaders dealing with the apostles must have been. Jesus was crucified, and now His followers are claiming that He rose from the dead. Not only that, but they are gathering … Continue reading

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First Week of Easter: Peter – a new man

  In the movie, The Time Traveler’s Wife, there are two distinct storylines in told in very different timeframes. It’s a little hard to keep track of the actions, but eventually they come together and it all becomes a little clearer. … Continue reading

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Riding the Rapids

We were tubing down the Frio River many years ago, and our then 5-year-old daughter was going over some rapids that made her really nervous. She was bouncing her around on her tube, and she was not in control. We … Continue reading

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Stepping Out

I’ve always loved Peter, and especially the story of his walking on the water to Jesus. His confidence to step out of the boat is impressive, and his sinking into the water as he realizes what he is doing is … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

  “Jesus does not call Thomas ‘The Doubter,’ in the same way that he does not call Peter ‘The Denier,’ or Andrew ‘The Deserter.’ The devil calls us by our sin. God calls us by our name and gives us … Continue reading

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Show me a sign

Whenever I meditate on the Transfiguration – the time when Jesus went up a mountain with Peter, James, and John, and was revealed in all His glory – I always think of our desire for signs. In fact, in the … Continue reading

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Mysterious

Don’t you love a good mystery? It grabs your attention, sparks your curiosity, and draws you in to find out more. As I was thinking about the draw of a mystery, I opened my Bible and saw a section title … Continue reading

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“Who do you say that I am?”

  “Who do you say that I am?” When Jesus asks Peter to state for himself who Jesus is, it is after asking him what others claim. (Matthew 16:13-17) It’s one of those frequently referenced moments when Jesus moves his disciples … Continue reading

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Rain and Snow

One of my favorite verses is from Isaiah. It talks about how God’s thoughts are not our thoughts, and His ways are not our ways. But, just as the rain and snow come down and don’t go back until they … Continue reading

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Fishing Time

Have you ever been in one of those moments where you can’t believe what has just happened, and you’re not sure what could possibly be coming next? It’s part numb and part lost. The disciples had that after the resurrection. … Continue reading

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