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sermons tagged 'Peter'

From Son to Satan

Matthew 16.21-23
Mar 18th 2018

On the heels of Peter's great confession, comes evidence of great confusion still. He may have been persuaded of Jesus' identity as the Messiah, but he still had a long way to go in his understanding of God's plans to redeem the world from sin through the suffering...read >>

admonish, cross, crucifixion, faith, hope, instruction, Jesus, love, love, Peter, rebuke, Satan, teaching, transformation, truth
Jesus, Matthew, Peter

Hope In His Building

Matthew 16.18-20
Mar 11th 2018

It's very hard to know how to get somewhere when you don't know where you're going.

Do you know where you're going? Do you know why you're here, what your purpose in life really is, why you exist?

Jesus makes some of His greatest promises in our passage today. His...read >>

bind, bondage, build, Church, faith, freedom, glory, Gospel, hope, keys of the Kingdom, loose, Peter, purpose, sin, Truth
Gospel, Matthew, Peter

The Father’s Revelation

Matthew 16.13-17
Mar 4th 2018

Crowds brought Him their sick for healing. Herod, on the other hand, was hostile toward Jesus. The religious leaders, the Pharisees & Sadducees, persecuted the Christ, they wanted Him dead. So many different reactions to Jesus.

In our passage today, we hear from...read >>

Bar-Jonah, Christ, confession, faith, Jesus, Messiah, Peter, Simeon, Simon, Son of the living God, truth
faith, Matthew, truth

A New Distinction

Matthew 15.10-20
Jan 14th 2018

The King & His Kingdom had arrived. And with that, things were changing. Light was swallowing up all the shadows of the past. What was once thought to set God's people apart—the law—now meets its Maker. And as He spoke and declared the meaning of His...read >>

defile, dietary laws, eat, food laws, heart, holiness, mouth, New Covenant, Peter, Pharisees, righteous, Spirit
holiness, law, Matthew

Peter, Sovereignty, and Personal Pronouns

John 21.20-24
Aug 12th 2012

When stuck in the mud with a bleak prognosis, O how tempting it is to say "Why me?" and compare ours to "greener grass".

Peter was tempted too, but his Good Shepherd wouldn't have it. Peter needed to learn to trust the Lord.

Jesus had a different plan for Peter...read >>

faith, humility, identity, Jesus, John, John 21.20-24, Peter, plan, purpose, trust
Gospel of John, John 21, ministry

Redeeming Release and Reinstatement

John 21.15-19
Aug 5th 2012

The weight of past sins and failures can absolutely immobilize.

Are you living under the weight of your failures? Whether your sin resides in the privacy of your own heart or in the public arena for all to see, Jesus redeems.

Few knew failure like Peter. But...read >>

failure, hope, Jesus, John 21.15-19, mercy, ministry, Peter, redeem, reinstate, release, restore
Gospel of John, John 21, ministry

Breakfast With Jesus

John 21.1-14
Jul 29th 2012

Has religious labor got you down, out, and spent? Maybe it's time to pull up your empty nets, head back to the dock, have breakfast with Jesus on shore at daybreak.

Crazy love produces crazy love! Meet with your Beloved. He'll take care of the rest.read >>

breakfast, early, fish, Galilee, Jesus, John, John 21.1-14, Martha, net, Peter
Gospel of John, John 21

Mary, Peter, John And No Jesus

John 20.1-9
Jun 10th 2012

Sometimes it isn't what you see, but what you don't see that brings about faith and confidence in the Lord. This is certainly the case in today's passage.

Faith is a big deal, with eternal consequences... this isn't something you want to get wrong! Whose faith more...read >>

believe, cave, faith, first day, John, John 20.1-9, linen, Mary, Peter, resurrection, see, Sunday, tomb
Gospel of John, John 20, resurrection

The Rock Crumbles, The Christ Protects

John 18.15-27
Mar 25th 2012

The Savior proclaims & protects while the Rock denies & denounces any association with Him.read >>

denial, forgiveness, grace, humble, hypocrisy, John 18.15-27, Peter, Richard Sibbes, Rock
Gospel of John, John 18

Listen, Love, and really Live!

John 14.22-24
Aug 21st 2011

God is revealed in, to, and through those who love, keep, and do His Word.read >>

Father, forgiveness, grace, Jesus, Judas, love, obedience, obey, Peter, power, Word
Gospel of John, John 14

Strength to Stand Will Come

John 13.36-38
Jun 26th 2011

Peter desperately wanted to follow Jesus, but Jesus knew that wasn't going to happen...at least not yet. Peter would eventually be able to stand and follow Jesus, but He had to first wait for the right source of power, the Holy Spirit, to transform his life.read >>

faith, Jesus, Peter
Gospel of John, John 13

God the Son: Foot Washer

John 13.1-10a
May 22nd 2011

GRACE: Unmerited Favor

Sounds easy enough. But is it? Is God's grace easy to receive?

Truth be told, undeserved favor is taboo for most of us... especially when it comes from God. Something for nothing? Better (or harder) still, something good in exchange for...read >>

cross, foot, forgiveness, humility, Jesus, John, Judas, Peter, satan, service, wash
Gospel of John, John 13

You Gonna Run Too?

John 6.52-71
Apr 18th 2010

We're in no position to think we know all that Jesus is up to. Having said that, it sure seems as though He is intent on offending His onlooking, grumbling, confounded Jewish audience.

Why? What's the purpose? What don't they understand or see rightly that would...read >>

blood, bread of life, dependence, devil, eternal life, exalt, flesh, Judas, passover, Peter, sovereign
Gospel of John, John 6