Happy Tuesday, we hope your week is off to a good start! In today's reading we find Jesus prediction he made about his disciples coming true to discover the deeper reality behind why we deny. Consider supporting a child from Newtowne Twenty at Camp Wabanna this Summer. Our Easter gatherings are this Sunday at 7, 9 and 10.45am- invite family and friends to join in to worship our risen King!
grace + peace, Joey
CONNECT (Take time to write down responses to these questions or discuss in your group)
_ What is one relationship you are grateful for? What is one relationship you are struggling in?
_ How is Jesus working in the lives of those you are walking with, what opportunities will you have to pray, serve or share the love of Jesus with them today or this week?
_ Take some time to thank and praise God for who He is, and pray for conviction in the lives of people who are in need of his grace.
DISCOVER [ Mark 14.66-72 ] 66 And as Peter was below in the courtyard, one of the servant girls of the high priest came, 67 and seeing Peter warming himself, she looked at him and said, “You also were with the Nazarene, Jesus.” 68 But he denied it, saying, “I neither know nor understand what you mean.” And he went out into the gateway and the rooster crowed. 69 And the servant girl saw him and began again to say to the bystanders, “This man is one of them.” 70 But again he denied it. And after a little while the bystanders again said to Peter, “Certainly you are one of them, for you are a Galilean.” 71 But he began to invoke a curse on himself and to swear, “I do not know this man of whom you speak.” 72 And immediately the rooster crowed a second time. And Peter remembered how Jesus had said to him, “Before the rooster crows twice, you will deny me three times.” And he broke down and wept.
+ WHAT is this passage saying and what do we learn?
_ How would you summarize this passage in your own words?
_ What do you discover in Peter's words as he denies Jesus in vs. 68, 70 and 71?
_ Is there anything else about this passage that sticks out to you?
+ HOW does this passage surface or reiterate an area of sin in your life, what gospel truth encourages you and how is Jesus calling you to take a simple step of obedience today?
+ WHO in your life are you intentionally walking with that you might share what you learned with today and how can you share this with them today? (e.g., family, friends, co-workers or neighbors you are walking with to discover the message Jesus)