Tag Archives: Peter

Who am I to you?

Take a moment to think about your best friend. How would you describe him/her to someone who has not met him/her? Pick a noun, not an adjective. It’s difficult! For my buddy of 30 years, I chose cube. This is … Continue reading

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Power play

In team sports a power play occurs when one team is penalized by temporarily reducing its number of active players due to a rules infraction. It’s a common occurrence in ice hockey and lacrosse, for example. In rugby union it’s called … Continue reading

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On the porch

Solomon’s porch is a key location in the bible. It was attached to the east side of the Jewish temple in Jerusalem, the holy meeting place for the Jewish people and early Christians. Let’s begin with Jesus because all scripture … Continue reading

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That second rooster crow

All four Gospels tell about Peter’s denial of Jesus on the night preceding the crucifixion. You may know the story already. In short, Jesus predicts Peter’s three denials, Peter insists he will never disown Jesus, and then he promptly does it anyway. … Continue reading

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Can’t look away

They couldn’t take their eyes off them—Peter and John standing there so confident, so sure of themselves! Their fascination deepened when they realized these two were laymen with no training in Scripture or formal education. They recognized them as companions … Continue reading

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Husbands, in the same way

I was reading a letter from Peter and he said something profound about being a husband. He learned it directly from Jesus so I figured I should pay attention. Peter said: Husbands, in the same way, live with your wives … Continue reading

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Painted balloon

Imagine a painted balloon. This balloon is half inflated and completely painted over. It’s easy to imagine what would happen if the balloon were next fully inflated. Naturally the paint would fracture initially and, as more air is added, the … Continue reading

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Drop sets

I was thinking about David and the strength he exhibited when facing Goliath while doing dumbbell bench drop sets. For those of you who don’t think lifting heavy things is fun, drop sets is a series of multi-repetition sets completed in … Continue reading

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Take my hand: a leadership fundamental

The book of Acts describes the birth of the Christian church. The disciples and followers of Jesus began spreading the good news and fulfilling their leadership roles in establishing His beloved church. As Christians, we are also called to leadership roles in … Continue reading

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