'Simon Peter' Tagged Posts

'Simon Peter' Tagged Posts

EMBARRASSMENT BY ASSOCIATION

It isn’t always the case, but a lot of kids go through a phase when it’s not cool to be seen with Mom and Dad, when parents are not even to be seen, much less heard.  Some get so big for their britches that their nose never comes out of the clouds. They are wrongly and foolishly embarrassed by their own humble origins, too arrogant to be grateful to those who…

THE NAME WE BEAR

Our “cross-examination” in today’s text personalizes the dilemma of Simon Peter in the courtyard of Caiphas.  “Am I one of them?” Folks warming their hands around the fire notice the Big Fisherman. They think he looks familiar.  They start asking questions. “This man was with Him,” says the servant girl.   “You also are one of them,” says another.  Still another asserts:…

“JESUS LOVES ME, THIS I KNOW”

It’s a terrible thing not to know. When the doctor’s prognosis is not good, perhaps for the first time in his life, a Christian finds himself mugged by dark doubts.  The devil casts up on the screen of his memory the sins of years gone by.  He is suddenly seized with despair.  He thinks God doesn’t want him anymore.  He fails to remember that Jesus already knew about all…