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“Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift each of you like wheat. But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith should not fail. So when you have repented and turned to me again, strengthen your brothers.” Peter said, “Lord, I am ready to go to prison with you, and even to die with you.” But Jesus said, “Peter, let me tell you something. Before the rooster crows tomorrow morning, you will deny three times that you even know me.”

-Luke 22:31-34

While he was still speaking, the rooster crowed. And the Lord turned and looked at Peter. Then Peter remembered the word that the Lord had spoken to him: “Before the rooster crows today, you will deny Me three times.” And Peter went outside and wept bitterly.

-Luke 22:60-62

After breakfast Jesus asked Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” “Yes, Lord,” Peter replied, “you know I love you.” “Then feed my lambs,” Jesus told him. Jesus repeated the question: “Simon son of John, do you love me?” “Yes, Lord,” Peter said, “you know I love you.” “Then take care of my sheep,” Jesus said. A third time Jesus asked him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter was hurt that Jesus asked the question a third time. He said, “Lord, you know everything. You know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Then feed my sheep."

-John 21:15-17

There is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus.

-Romans 8:1

To discuss during the week with your family, Life Group, or Campus.

1. Have you ever been hurt or let down by a friend? Why did that sting more than if a stranger did it?

2. What part of this story stood out to you the most? Why?

3. In what way do you need to encounter Jesus in the same way Peter did in this story?

4. What next step is Jesus asking you to take as a result of this message?