“Again Peter denied it. And immediately a rooster crowed.” – John 18:27 NLT “Take him yourselves and crucify him,” Pilate said. “I find him not guilty.” – John 19:6 NLT Three times Peter denied Christ. Three times Pilate pronounced Him not guilty. They both knew who Jesus was and denied Him; one by word, the
“And this is the way to have eternal life—to know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, the one you sent to earth.” – John 17:3 NLT Most people (Christians included) think that “eternal life” means living forever in heaven. But Jesus had a different definition for eternal life. For Him, eternal life is
“There is so much more I want to tell you, but you can’t bear it now.” – John 16:12 NLT One of the graces of God is that He reveals His person, plan, and purpose to us progressively. He knows we cannot handle everything all at once, so He only doles out what we need
“I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.” – John 14:27 NLT Jesus gives His followers many gifts, but perhaps the most often ignored is peace. I am convinced that peace is not only
Jesus knew that the Father had given him authority over everything and that he had come from God and would return to God. – John 13:3 NLT What would you do with supreme authority if it was given to you? Would your right every wrong, punish every evil doer, or bring order to our mixed
But when Jesus heard about it he said, “Lazarus’s sickness will not end in death. No, it happened for the glory of God so that the Son of God will receive glory from this.” – John 11:4 NLT Too often God seems to fall short of our expectations. This never happens because God is unable
Jonathan went to find David and encouraged him to stay strong in his faith in God. – 1 Samuel 23:16 NLT Do you have friends that encourage you to stay strong in your faith in God? Most of us have friends that encourage us when times are tough. But how that encouragement comes is different.
For the despondent, every day brings trouble; for the happy heart, life is a continual feast. – Proverbs 15:15 NLT There is a story about two kids that were promised that something great awaited them in the next room. The first walked in and found a huge pile of toys. After a few minutes, he
So from that time on Saul kept a jealous eye on David…Saul was then afraid of David, for the Lord was with David and had turned away from Saul…When Saul recognized this, he became even more afraid of him…Saul became even more afraid of him, and he remained David’s enemy for the rest of his
“Unless you believe that I am who I claim to be, you will die in your sins.” – John 8:24 NLT It is not just that you believe in Jesus, but what that is important. The big problem of Jesus is not what He did, not what He taught, but what He said about Himself.