Founded on the Rock

YAHWEH-NISSI - Excerpt (transcript) from part one of the video series by Derek Prince: Laying the Foundation.  We have learned by experience that there is no more effective way to release God's power into a situation than by proclaiming His word in faith. In fact I've told people many times that I'm never tired of … Continue reading Founded on the Rock

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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Proclaiming the gospel requires getting out of the boat

WITNESS WELL

We are familiar with the story of Jesus walking on water during a dark, stormy night and granting Peter’s bold request to join him.

Bible teachers point to Peter’s lack of focusing on Christ as the cause of him sinking underneath the waves.

Even though this lesson is true, believers may miss another important lesson from this story.

At least Peter got out of the boat!

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