Me: Just Like Peter, Not Like Jesus

First-Century Youth Ministry

“You aren’t one of this man’s disciples too, are you?” she asked Peter. He replied, “I am not.” (John 18:17).

I can totally relate with Peter, because I can recall the times in my life as a Christian when I have thought, “This following Jesus thing is just too hard. I don’t want to lay down my life for others. I just want to do what’s good for me today.” I find this most often manifests itself in my life when I am anxious, worried, angry or afraid. My chaotic heart tries to convince me that God is unfair and that following Him is somehow futile.
I think if we could all be honest, we’re all just like Peter. Even though we give him a bad rap sometimes, if we were really honest with ourselves, we’d see a lot of his insecurities in our own lives. We’d see his…

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Extravagant love for Jesus

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