Friday, May 20, 2011

You Can't

Peter had it all backward. When Jesus told him, "Where I am going you cannot follow me now," Peter responded with "Why not?" In Peter's mind, there was nothing he would not do for Jesus, including dying for him.

But, Peter had it all backward. The truth was, Jesus would die for Peter. The truth was, Peter did not have the strength to follow Jesus like he thought he had. The truth was, Jesus had to shatter Peter's self-confidence and show him what it truly meant to be his disciple. Join us this Lord's Day as we, like Peter, learn from our Savior.

Holy Savior, We Adore Thee (#73)
He Who Would Valiant Be (#507)
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (#530)
Praise the Savior (#17)

Scripture Reading
Old Testament: Genesis 42; Psalm 111
New Testament: Matthew 25:1-13

How to Follow Jesus when You Can't - John 13:31-38

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