Day 1: Open Mouth, Insert Foot

The Gospels read like a blooper-reel of Peter’s blunders.  He’s full of passion, but not much understanding.  Some of his mistakes are rookie-level; others are mega-failures, such as his well-known denial of Christ on the night of His arrest.    Today we will look at Peter’s life from the time Jesus called him until Jesus was crucified.  Please read the following verses and jot down any important observations:

Matthew 4:18-20

Matthew 14:25-32

Matthew 16:13-23

Matthew 26:36-45

Mark 9:2-6

Luke 22:33-62

Discussion Questions:  What would Peter’s legacy have been if the story ended with Jesus’ death?  Can you relate to some of his screw-ups?

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4 thoughts on “Day 1: Open Mouth, Insert Foot

  1. If the story had ended with Jesus’ death, I think Peter’s legacy would be that he may have been known as a person who followed Christ at first, but then fell away when life got hard. Maybe one of the soils described in Luke 8. Specifically, Luke 8:6 and 8:13- the rocky soil that grew up and had joy, but withered away because of no moisture.

  2. Peter would have been an unforgiven failure, if not for Jesus’ resurrection & forgiveness. I can totally relate to him, having the impulsive total belief in God’s son & yet repeatedly letting the side down & often nearly drowning! Kind of interesting that ,even tho each of us are just as special to Jesus as Peter, we are equally subject to fits of weakness, unbelief, even anger & sin. Thanks be to God that He is faithful & never lets us down! Ramona

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    • Yes! Praise God! “And He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” 2 Cor. 12:9 ~Sarah

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