A Renewed Man

today's reading.
Acts 2:14-41   But Peter, standing with the eleven, lifted up his voice and addressed them: “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and give ear to my words...

the blog.
This week we're looking at starting over. Today Peter is our example, and boy, is he a good one. Right before Jesus was arrested and sent to the cross, Peter declares his allegiance to Jesus. But then when that time comes, Peter falls flat on his face. He lets his fear get the best of him and he publically denies Jesus three times (see John 18:12-27). But Peter isn't through serving the Lord. No way, because our God is the God of second chances and we see that clearly in Acts 2:14-41 where Peter (yes, Peter) is boldly teaching and proclaiming Christ. And the result is AMAZING--three thousand people receive Jesus as Savior. (Thank you God, for second chances!)

So how can you draw on Peter's example to move forward in your relationship with God, or help someone else move forward? What do you think would help you become a more vocal supporter of Jesus Christ? Tami W.

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