Week beginning: 10th August, 2014

By Mhairi Hamilton | Ashford

"Simon Peter said to him, "Lord, where are you going?" Jesus answered him, "Where I am going you cannot follow me now, but you will follow afterward." Peter said to him, "Lord, why can I not follow you now? I will lay down my life for you." Jesus answered, "Will you lay down your life for me? Truly, truly, I say to you, the rooster will not crow till you have denied me three times."

John 13 v36-38, ESV

Why can't Peter follow now?
In his mind, Peter is ready to give it all for Jesus, but Peter had missed something key:
• Peter still needed to grow in understanding and faith.
• Peter's commitment was sincere but motivated by human understanding, not obe

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