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When we are with the Lord yet go with our own motives. We will fail!

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Last week we looked at the story of Samson. We see that every bit of Samson’s strength was not his own but from the Lord.
Even if we know the Lord but try to do it on our own. We will fall to the enemy.
John 15:5 NIV
5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.

We got this!

Today we will look at a small portion of the life of Peter. Peter in many ways has received a bad rep. Truthfully though, I believe we would be better off if we had some more “Peters” around.
With all the ups. Peter had one of the most amazing lows, that I couldn’t fully imagine experiencing.
Matthew 16:
Matthew 16:21–23 NIV
21 From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life. 22 Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. “Never, Lord!” he said. “This shall never happen to you!” 23 Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.”
Jesus referred to his death and resurrection. Peter could not accept the warning because his messianic expectations did not include a suffering, executed Messiah.
The cross was central to the very purpose that Jesus was on earth. Because Peter’s statement essentially tempted Jesus to evade the cross, he unwittingly became a spokesman for Satan.
Matthew 26:31 NIV
31 Then Jesus told them, “This very night you will all fall away on account of me, for it is written: “ ‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’
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Although many men (ultimately all of mankind) played a part in the crucifixion of Christ. Jesus viewed his death as the fulfillment of God’s righteous plan.
Matthew 26:32 NIV
32 But after I have risen, I will go ahead of you into Galilee.”
Matthew 26:32
The reference that Jesus gives here, really goes right over the disciples’ heads.
Matthew 26:33–35 NIV
33 Peter replied, “Even if all fall away on account of you, I never will.” 34 “Truly I tell you,” Jesus answered, “this very night, before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times.” 35 But Peter declared, “Even if I have to die with you, I will never disown you.” And all the other disciples said the same.
“die with you” - Peter and all the disciples say this statement. They say to Jesus…We got this!
Matthew 26:50–51 NIV
50 Jesus replied, “Do what you came for, friend.” Then the men stepped forward, seized Jesus and arrested him. 51 With that, one of Jesus’ companions reached for his sword, drew it out and struck the servant of the high priest, cutting off his ear.
A large crowd come to arrest Jesus.
Jesus tells him basically “I know why you are here, just do it.”
We know that “Jesus’ companion” according to was Peter.
Peter is still thinking “We got this!”
We can look at these few instances in Peter’s life and see that when Peter messed up, he was running full speed when he did it.
Peter may have had a few moments of “We got this!”, but when you follow Peter’s through scripture you that he returned and took it to a whole different level. Again a level that we can not attain when we live as if “I got this!” or even as if “We got this!”
Some notes used from the CSB Study Bible.
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