Journey of a Disciple: The tomb

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Luke 24:10-12 10  It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them, who told these things to the apostles. 11  And their words seemed to them like idle tales, and they did not believe them. 12  But Peter arose and ran to the tomb; and stooping down, he […]

Journey of a Disciple: Made to stumble

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Matthew 26:33-35 30  And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives. 31  Then Jesus said to them, “All of you will be made to stumble because of Me this night, for it is written: ‘I will strike the Shepherd, And the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’ […]

Journey of a Disciple: Lord, are You washing my feet?

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John 13:6 Then He came to Simon Peter. And Peter said to Him, “Lord, are You washing my feet?” — It was the end of the road for Jesus and the disciples. All their wandering and preaching, all the miracles and wonders, all the teaching and learning, had brought them to this place: Jerusalem. By […]

Journey of a Disciple: “We have left all”

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Mark 10:28-31 28  Then Peter began to say to Him, “See, we have left all and followed You.” 29  So Jesus answered and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My sake and […]

Honor your father and your mother

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Exodus 20:12 “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the LORD your God is giving you.” Ephesians 6:1-4 1  Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2  “Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with promise: 3  “That it […]

Journey of a Disciple: “Seventy times seven”

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Matthew 18:21-22 21  Then Peter came to Him and said, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” 22  Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.” — The center of the gospel is […]

Journey of a Disciple: The Half-shekel Tax

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Matthew 17:24-27 (English Standard Version) 24  When they came to Capernaum, the collectors of the half-shekel tax went up to Peter and said, “Does your teacher not pay the tax?” 25  He said, “Yes.” And when he came into the house, Jesus spoke to him first, saying, “What do you think, Simon? From whom do […]

Journey of a Disciple: Transfigured

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Matthew 17:1-7 1  Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, led them up on a high mountain by themselves; 2  and He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light. 3  And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, […]

Journey of a Disciple: “Get behind Me, Satan!”

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Matthew 16:21-23 21 From that time Jesus began to show to His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day. 22 Then Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, saying, “Far be it […]

Journey of a Disciple: “Upon this rock”

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Matthew 16:17-19 17  Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. 18  “And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of […]