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I. Introduction

Illus: Three people explaining and account of what is in a room.You will get three different perspectives.

A. Story told a different way

1. Mark 6:45–52

a. Servant

b. Serves the disciples

2.John 6:15–21

John 6:15–21 NASB95
15 So Jesus, perceiving that they were intending to come and take Him by force to make Him king, withdrew again to the mountain by Himself alone. 16 Now when evening came, His disciples went down to the sea, 17 and after getting into a boat, they started to cross the sea to Capernaum. It had already become dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them. 18 The sea began to be stirred up because a strong wind was blowing. 19 Then, when they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and drawing near to the boat; and they were frightened. 20 But He said to them, “It is I; do not be afraid.” 21 So they were willing to receive Him into the boat, and immediately the boat was at the land to which they were going.

a. Savior

b. Does not want to be earthly king .Sends the disciples away.

3. Matthew 14:22–36

Matthew 14:22–36 NASB95
22 Immediately He made the disciples get into the boat and go ahead of Him to the other side, while He sent the crowds away. 23 After He had sent the crowds away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray; and when it was evening, He was there alone. 24 But the boat was already a long distance from the land, battered by the waves; for the wind was contrary. 25 And in the fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea. 26 When the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out in fear. 27 But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid.” 28 Peter said to Him, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.” 29 And He said, “Come!” And Peter got out of the boat, and walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But seeing the wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!” 31 Immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and took hold of him, and said to him, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?” 32 When they got into the boat, the wind stopped. 33 And those who were in the boat worshiped Him, saying, “You are certainly God’s Son!” 34 When they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret. 35 And when the men of that place recognized Him, they sent word into all that surrounding district and brought to Him all who were sick; 36 and they implored Him that they might just touch the fringe of His cloak; and as many as touched it were cured.

a. worshipped him saying truly you are the son of God.

b. Peter reaction to the king and Lord of all.

B. Peter As The Ring Leader

1. Peters Mountain top experiences

2. Valley Experiences.

II. Peter’s Trip up the INCLINE

Ill: Rock and roller coaster or the Hulk.

A. Peter asks to walk on water.

1. Matthew 14:28–29

Matthew 14:28–29 NASB95
28 Peter said to Him, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.” 29 And He said, “Come!” And Peter got out of the boat, and walked on the water and came toward Jesus.

a. Peter say Lord command me to come out to you.

b. Me as a little kid saved at 5 wanted to know all I could know. Begged my parents to stay pass my bed time to hear Revelation taught by Ed Vilo. After his regular sermon.Bed time was 9 and it didn't start until 9.

B. Peter Sinks

1. Matthew 14:30–32

Matthew 14:30–32 NASB95
30 But seeing the wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!” 31 Immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and took hold of him, and said to him, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?” 32 When they got into the boat, the wind stopped.

1. Peter soon allowed his surrounding to overwhelm him.

2. At 15 Church hurt me because my Dad stood up for what was right.

III. Peter’s Climb To the next PEAK.

A.Peter answer and call.

1. Matthew 16:13–19

Matthew 16:13–19 NASB95
13 Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, He was asking His disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” 14 And they said, “Some say John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; but still others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.” 15 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” 16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” 17 And Jesus said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Barjona, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. 18 “I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it. 19 “I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you bind on earth shall have been bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall have been loosed in heaven.”

2. Peter answer Jesus without a doubt on who he is.

3. Jesus tells Peter he is the rock that he will build his Church.

4.I surrender to my call and became a youth Pastor at Central Avenue.

B. Peter told he will deny Jesus.

1. Matthew 26:31–35

Matthew 26:31–35 NASB95
31 Then Jesus said to them, “You will all fall away because of Me this night, for it is written, ‘I will strike down the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered.’ 32 “But after I have been raised, I will go ahead of you to Galilee.” 33 But Peter said to Him, “Even though all may fall away because of You, I will never fall away.” 34 Jesus said to him, “Truly I say to you that this very night, before a rooster crows, you will deny Me three times.” 35 Peter said to Him, “Even if I have to die with You, I will not deny You.” All the disciples said the same thing too.

2. Peter pride got in the way he answered quickly because he always was the one front and center.

3. Jesus answered him that he to would fall away even after he had been out spoken.

c. Peter Approaches the downward spiral.

1.Matthew 26:36–46

Matthew 26:36–46 NASB95
36 Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and said to His disciples, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” 37 And He took with Him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be grieved and distressed. 38 Then He said to them, “My soul is deeply grieved, to the point of death; remain here and keep watch with Me.” 39 And He went a little beyond them, and fell on His face and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; yet not as I will, but as You will.” 40 And He came to the disciples and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, “So, you men could not keep watch with Me for one hour? 41 “Keep watching and praying that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” 42 He went away again a second time and prayed, saying, “My Father, if this cannot pass away unless I drink it, Your will be done.” 43 Again He came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy. 44 And He left them again, and went away and prayed a third time, saying the same thing once more. 45 Then He came to the disciples and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and resting? Behold, the hour is at hand and the Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of sinners. 46 “Get up, let us be going; behold, the one who betrays Me is at hand!”

2. Peter did not pray

3. Peter fell asleep.

4. Girl enters my life and I assume she is for me.Cue spiral

D. Peter tries to stop the spiral.

1. Matthew 26:50–51

Matthew 26:50–51 NASB95
50 And Jesus said to him, “Friend, do what you have come for.” Then they came and laid hands on Jesus and seized Him. 51 And behold, one of those who were with Jesus reached and drew out his sword, and struck the slave of the high priest and cut off his ear.

2. John 18:10–11

John 18:10–11 NASB95
10 Simon Peter then, having a sword, drew it and struck the high priest’s slave, and cut off his right ear; and the slave’s name was Malchus. 11 So Jesus said to Peter, “Put the sword into the sheath; the cup which the Father has given Me, shall I not drink it?”

3. Peter stands up to defend Jesus.

4. I said I will stand up for Jesus married to this woman that haven't prayed for and work this job I believe you gave me and tell the young ones that who Jesus is.

E. Peter denial of Jesus it all crashes down.

1. Matthew 26:69–75

Matthew 26:69–75 NASB95
69 Now Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard, and a servant-girl came to him and said, “You too were with Jesus the Galilean.” 70 But he denied it before them all, saying, “I do not know what you are talking about.” 71 When he had gone out to the gateway, another servant-girl saw him and said to those who were there, “This man was with Jesus of Nazareth.” 72 And again he denied it with an oath, “I do not know the man.” 73 A little later the bystanders came up and said to Peter, “Surely you too are one of them; for even the way you talk gives you away.” 74 Then he began to curse and swear, “I do not know the man!” And immediately a rooster crowed. 75 And Peter remembered the word which Jesus had said, “Before a rooster crows, you will deny Me three times.” And he went out and wept bitterly.

2. Peter says he doesn’t know who Jesus is. Peter and Jesus are on trial at the same time Peter fails his miserably not costing him a thing.While Jesus stands strong and his cost him everything.

3. I go from telling people about Jesus blessing me to look what i have done.

4. My denial of Christ led to my divorce and 4 years of wondering

IV. Peter story doesn’t end there.

A. John 21:15–17

John 21:15–17 NASB95
15 So when they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these?” He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.” He said to him, “Tend My lambs.” 16 He said to him again a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me?” He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.” He said to him, “Shepherd My sheep.” 17 He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me?” Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, “Do you love Me?” And he said to Him, “Lord, You know all things; You know that I love You.” Jesus said to him, “Tend My sheep.

1 Peter roller coaster walk did not end in shambles. Jesus ask him three times to feed my sheep. he answered all three times with I love you.

2. Reestablishing is call to build his church by feeding his sheep.

B.Acts 2:5-41

1. Peter preaches first sermon

2. 3000 get saved

3. Beginning building of the Church Christ said he would build Peter.

V. Conclusion

A. Philippians 1:6

Philippians 1:6 NASB95
6 For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.

1. No matter where we are on our roller coaster walk, remember Jesus is there with us.

2. Just like Peter Christ is not done with you until He accomplishes his good work in you.

3. Trust Him and let Him direct your path. No PAST sin keeps you from accomplishing what God has for you.

4. This New Year let Christ be central so He can help you stay on the peak and not fall down the slope of the roller coaster

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