Luke 22:54-62; (Matthew 26 / John 18 / 1 Peter 1 & 4)
Jesus saw great potential in Peter.
One of Peter’s great strengths was enthusiasm.
Enthusiasm has to be backed by faith or it will fail.
The rise and fall of Peter’s enthusiasm:
- Walked on water but later sank due to fear.
- Made the Great Confession but later missed the mission by wanting to fight.
- Drew a sword to defend Jesus, but later denied him three times.
There are three ways we can deny Jesus:
- Word –
- Action –
- Omission –
Main Point: When we commit to Jesus we must avoid the temptation to deny Him.
Once we commit to Jesus, how can we stay faithful?
- Understand we need each other. 1 Peter 4:7-10
- Understand that we need God. 1 Peter 4:11 & 1 Peter 1:13-16
- Understand that we do one day at a time. Matthew 6:34