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Jesus' Inner Circle

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Our relationships determine the direction of our lives.
I have the best friends a guy could ever ask for.
It wasn’t always like that. I remember wanting for close relationships.
Jesus’ inner circle
VICTORIOUS OVER DEATH
Luke 8:50–55 KJV 1900
But when Jesus heard it, he answered him, saying, Fear not: believe only, and she shall be made whole. And when he came into the house, he suffered no man to go in, save Peter, and James, and John, and the father and the mother of the maiden. And all wept, and bewailed her: but he said, Weep not; she is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn, knowing that she was dead. And he put them all out, and took her by the hand, and called, saying, Maid, arise. And her spirit came again, and she arose straightway: and he commanded to give her meat.
GLORIFIED IN DEATH
Matthew 17:1–2 KJV 1900
And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.
SURRENDERING TO DEATH
Matthew 26:36–39 KJV 1900
Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder. And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy. Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me. And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.
1 John 3:16 KJV 1900
Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
Three Lessons in these 3 events
Victorious over death
Glorified in His death
Surrendering to death
These precious truths would have brought great comfort to
James being martyred for His faith
Peter being crucified upside down being foretold
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