Tag: peter

Sketches of Peter

Later in his life, Peter wrote a couple letters to the church. They’re First and Second Peter, toward the end of the New Testament. In his first letter, he expands on a tangled and complex metaphor about how each member of the church is basically like a rock and how that’s a good thing. You know his name was Simon,…

Healing and Dancing

Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong. -from Acts 3 You’ve heard me say, before, that Peter is often written as a…

Get In The Boat

“After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone, and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it. Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake…” -from Matthew 14 We’re working through…

Transform

Jesus and his disciples went on to the villages around Caesarea Philippi. On the way he asked them, “Who do people say I am?” -from Mark 8 Before we jump into today’s particular passage from the Gospel of Mark, let me take a step backward and show you where we are in the book as a whole. I said this…

Judas and Peter, Beloved

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” -John 13:34,35 It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the…

Take Courage, Part One

{Given at Wilmington Yearly Meetings 2014 sessions} Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear. But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to…