The disciple who had been quick to tell Jesus he would never desert him had become the one who, in fear and perhaps disillusionment, had denied to strangers any connection to him...three times. The one who had been the first to name Jesus Messiah had abandoned him out of self-preservation. And now he was going to see him again.
How in the world can Peter face Jesus in that moment? If you've ever let a good friend down or failed to be true to them in front of someone else, you've got an inkling of what Peter might have been feeling. And this isn't just any friend...this is Jesus. Imagine the embarrassment and shame Peter must have been feeling.
This weekend we'll take a look at one of the closing scenes from the gospel of John, when Jesus pulls Peter aside for a one-on-one after appearing to some of the disciples and sharing breakfast on the beach with them. It's a beautiful moment that tells us a lot about Jesus' love for Peter...and for each of us.
See you Sunday,
Great news! More than $25,000 has been received for our special ZOE offering and we are very close to reaching the challenge goal of 100 ZOE 365 Partners (people who commit to $1 a day for the year). That means we'll be supporting four ZOE groups this year...that's OVER 300 KIDS! Thank you for your generosity. If you'd like to become a ZOE 365 partner, go
Remember how great it was to all be together for worship on St. Patrick's Day? We are gonna do it again! We are just a couple of weekends away from being On Mission Together. Go here to find out
more. You can sign up to serve in one of several local mission settings on Saturday, May 18. Then on Sunday, May 19 we'll all come together for one worship service at 10am followed by food trucks and Lunch on the Lawn.