May 15, 2022

What an Invitation!  

What an Invitation!  

John 21: 19-22, English Standard Version

(The Holy Bible: English Standard Version (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles, 2016), Jn 21:19-22)
19 (This he said to show by what kind of death he was to glorify God.) And after saying this he said to him, “Follow me.”
20 Peter turned and saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following them, the one who also had leaned back against him during the supper and had said, “Lord, who is it that is going to betray you?”
21 When Peter saw him, he said to Jesus, “Lord, what about this man?” 22 Jesus said to him, “If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you? You follow me!”

The invitation of following Jesus requires that Peter, you, and I:

1. Focus - look to Jesus

2. Wear what Jesus tells us to wear and take off what Jesus tells us to take off

3. Trust that our cross is just that our cross

4. Release ourselves from the expectations of others, and our judgments of others, and be glad that we have been given such a remarkable invitation


Follow Me
Publish Date:

July 14, 2023