Can you think of someone who has known both “the thrill of victory” and “the agony of defeat?”
Read Luke 22:24-62:
As you do, be aware of what would be going on in the mind of Peter.
- Read Luke:22:31- What would Peter be thinking at this point?
- Read Luke:22:32 - After being told he would deny Jesus, Peter probably thought, “I’ll show you!” How did Peter show his resolve? (Luke:22:45, John 18:10)
- Why didn’t Peter remember the warning? What keeps us from remembering important warnings before it is too late?
- Read Luke:22:58-59 - After Peter denied knowing Jesus the first time, why didn’t he remember as the second and third denials happened?
- Read Luke:22:61- What “look” would you want to give Peter at this time? How do you think Jesus would have looked at him?
- Read Luke:22:62 - Why did Peter weep bitterly? Do you think it was about failing Jesus or not being able to live up to standards he had set for himself?
- When Jesus died on the cross, he paid the penalty for all our sin so that we can live in the joy of forgiveness. Why is it hard to grasp the grace of God in the midst of great shame?
- People learn powerful lessons when they fail deeply or are completely broken. What failures have you learned from? How might those failures be used as a means of encouragement to others?