Saturday, October 16, 2010

one, twice, three times

10Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Who here has ever denied Jesus? Just like Peter,  Oh no I would never do that. That's what Peter thought. We might be surprised how we would react if people where hunting us down to slowly torture us to death. What if you just saw your best friend be crucified, or your friends getting thrown into the lions den. Would you still say yes, I follow the teaching of Jesus? Peter denied Christ 3 times. After the resurrection, Jesus told Peter he loved him 3 times. Peter went on to start the Christian Church. It seems that some Catholics believe that Peter was the Pope.

Oral tradition says Peter was crucified upside down under Nero's leadership.

So what is my point?
  • Jesus who is omnipotent - could see the big piture and knew that Peter loved him. 
  • Peter was persecuted because of his belief later on in life
  • Peter now resides in the kingdom of heaven

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