Much More Life

Much More Life

Romans 5:8-10
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8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. 10 For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.

  • Much More than normal life
  • Much More than normal health
  • Much More than normal healing
  • Much More than normal prosperous

Permanent Favour of God

Romans 4:5
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David Celebrates the Same Truth

5 But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness,

Romans 5:1-2
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Faith Triumphs in Trouble

5 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

  • we have, we stand : perfect tense in Greek
    Once and for all act, never to be repeated.
    Position in Christ: favour with God forever
  • What makes you think, that doing or not doing will loose your favour, where in the first place you haven’t got it by your effort/doing .
  • Old Testament favour comes and goes
  • Joseph had the favour
    • Joseph was conscious of it, so he choose higher things
    • Immediately after that he could interpret dreams.
  • Esther had the favour
  • But We have a permanent favour
  • God’s favour is vertical
  • Studies and education and experiences are Horizontal
  • Look vertical
  • Who wants the devil’s smile when God is smiling at you.
  • Be conscious of the Favour light above you
  • We are spirits , we live in a house called the body
    • Eyes are windows
  • We have a soul, part were our emotions are
  • We are not emotion, We have emotions

1 John 4:17
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The Consummation of Love

17 Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world.

  • Don’t ask “Am i pleasing to God?”
    • Ask “Is Christ pleasing to God?”, as He is so are we in this world
  • Is Christ in the unclouded favour?, as He is so are we in this world
  • Is Jesus sick? , as He is so are we in this world.

Romans 5:1-9
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Faith Triumphs in Trouble

5 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3 And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; 4 and perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

Christ in Our Place

6 For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.

  • Glory means Rejoice ( same word )
  • tribulation means trouble
  • tribulation/trouble –> perseverance –> character –> hope
  • love of God and the Holy Spirit mentioned first time in the New Testament starting Romans  ( Romans 5:5 )

Magna Carta of the Gospel is Romans

  • Romans 1 : Man and their perversion and their sin
  • Romans 2 : Talks about Jewish person and how they are also in sin
  • Romans 3 : God concluded whole world under sin that He might have mercy up on all and the bible says “and now Righteousness of God has been revealed faith to faith upon all up on all that believes, witnessed by the law and the prophet”
  • Romans 4 : He talks about Abraham whom the Jewish people estimate, highly regard of all the personage. God used Abraham as a picture of Justification by faith. How was Abraham made righteous before God?
    • because of Circumcision? No. Circumcision came after Justification
    • because he has not sinned? No. He lied.
    • He was justified by faith apart from works.
  • Which implies, God wants us to know the Word of God/Christ Work. Word of God/Christ Work being the first priority. Only in the 5th Chapter, love of God and the Holy Spirit mentioned.
  • First God wants outside understanding of the Word/Christ Work, then inside understanding of the Love of God with the Holy Spirit.
  • God doesn’t want to look at the Spirits work in you
  • God wants you to focus on the Christ work outside you
  • Don’t be confound with Christ work for you and Spirit work inside you.
  • Introspective : Feeling and emotions are not that real, alone, its not leading.
  • Spirits work in you is fifth in Romans.
  • And also another incident: Jesus withheld the sight of two person knowing Him on the day of His resurrection. Jesus expounded in the Old Testament concerning Himself, then after Holy Communion, their eyes were opened.


  • Person with character developed : Presence makes more weightiness, dignity, radiance, words carry weight even though few words. you are Rock of Gibraltar in the midst of storm toast waves. People find strength in you.
  • Others enjoy being in that persons presence, it gives them stability. It gives peace.
  • People will seek them out. People want to be around them.

On every trouble, find what you can learn from it, and improve your character

Spirit works when you look at Jesus.

Faith is drawing the Fullness of Christ

Jesus Forgives and Heals a Paralytic

Luke 5:17-26
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17 Now it happened on a certain day, as He was teaching, that there were Pharisees and teachers of the law sitting by, who had come out of every town of Galilee, Judea, and Jerusalem. And the power of the Lord was present to heal them. 18 Then behold, men brought on a bed a man who was paralyzed, whom they sought to bring in and lay before Him. 19 And when they could not find how they might bring him in, because of the crowd, they went up on the housetop and let him down with his bed through the tiling into the midst before Jesus.

20 When He saw their faith, He said to him, “Man, your sins are forgiven you.”

21 And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, “Who is this who speaks blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but God alone?

22 But when Jesus perceived their thoughts, He answered and said to them, “Why are you reasoning in your hearts? 23 Which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven you,’ or to say, ‘Rise up and walk’? 24 But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins”—He said to the man who was paralyzed, “I say to you, arise, take up your bed, and go to your house.”

25 Immediately he rose up before them, took up what he had been lying on, and departed to his own house, glorifying God. 26 And they were all amazed, and they glorified God and were filled with fear, saying, “We have seen strange things today!”

  • as He was teaching : active indicative tense in Greek. While was continually preaching
  • And the power of the Lord was present to heal them : the power of the Lord is in active indicative tense in Greek, actively the power of the Lord was delivered to ALL of them to heal them
  • “Who can forgive sins but God alone?” : Pharisees trying to keep God in heaven and people apart, that Pharisees could be in-between them and increase their own requirements/value
  • power on earth to forgive sins : When Jesus told power on earth, it was contradiction to Pharisees as they thought God can only be in heaven and heal from heaven.
  • Son of Man : Jesus became Son of Man to make us the sons of God
  • Which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven you,’ or to say, ‘Rise up and walk’?

His Fullness

The Word Becomes Flesh

John 1:14-16
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14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

15 John bore witness of Him and cried out, saying, “This was He of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me is preferred before me, for He was before me.’”

16 And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace.

Drawing His fullness

  • When we behold Jesus, we get transformed from glory to glory.
  • Realizing that we are empty and drawing from His fullness makes him refreshed
  • Jesus was refreshed near the well when He ministered to the woman
  • Drawing His fullness on to our emptiness is faith.

Bartimaeus blind near Jericho

  • Bartimaeus (in original language means “Son of Timaeus”), Blind man
  • Even though he is blind he discerned that Jesus is the one who God spoke in the garden of Eden “the Seed of the women will crush the serpants head”, God told to Abraham “in your Seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed” and to David God told “a Seed will arise from your line, and His throne will no more end and His government will no more cease”
  • Bartimaeus discerns His fullness
    • It’s not with physical eyes
  • He shouted “Jesus Son of David, have mercy on me”, but disciples stopped him shouting.
  • Joshua prayed “let the sun stand still and moon”, verified by scientists, long day
  • Same God stopped and turned when the blind man called him, somebody understood His fullness
  • Jesus healed him
  • Children brought to Jesus, disciples stopped them
  • Bring Children to the fullness
  • To behold his grace is to behold his glory
  • Righteousness is contagious in New Testament
  • Jesus touched the lepour
  • Jehosepheth, “His Grace endured for ever” God fought with his enemies
  • Baraka valley, valley of blessing.
  • When song is about his Grace, you will be living in the valley of blessing
  • Your trouble might be bigger, but if you praise for His grace endures forever, everything will be solved. For the battle is Gods
  • He came to the house of levi
  • He came to the house of martha and marry
  • He invited him to the house of zakeus
  • Always leaving a blessing behind

David knew the secret

  • Psalsm 117 what will i render to the lord for all the benefits for the Lord has given me
  •  “I will take the cup of salvation”, David says in the next verse
  • How you say thank you to the Lord, by taking some more from Him

Supply was greater than the demand

Women in Debt

  • Husband died, Debtor came to take her children away
  • Asked help from the man of God
  • Get more vessels
  • They got more vessels
  • Pored oil, until vessels full
  • one of the son said “Thats all we borrowed”
  • Supply was greater than the demand
  • God never stopped filling
  • They stopped

Jesus multiplying loaves and Fishes

  • Jesus multiplied the loaves and fishes , gave to the People as much as they would.
  • The moment they are full, the supply stopped.
  • When the supply stopped, 12 basket full left over

Becoming a Pillar in the Church

House of Solomon

1 Kings 6:7
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7 And the temple, when it was being built, was built with stone finished at the quarry, so that no hammer or chisel or any iron tool was heard in the temple while it was being built.

  • There was no human effort.

Living Stone

1 Peter 2:4-10
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The Living Stone and a Chosen People

4 As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him— 5 you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 6 For in Scripture it says:

“See, I lay a stone in Zion,
a chosen and precious cornerstone,
and the one who trusts in him
will never be put to shame.”
7 Now to you who believe, this stone is precious. But to those who do not believe,

“The stone the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone,”
8 and,

“A stone that causes people to stumble
and a rock that makes them fall.”
They stumble because they disobey the message—which is also what they were destined for.

9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

  • Jesus is the chosen and precious corner stone.

What is living stone?

Shaped stone, brought out of darkness, made for a purpose.

  • We became living stone through Christ
  • We were in darkness before making us as a living stone
  • Jesus brought us out of darkness

I will make him a pillar

Revelation 3:12
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12 He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more. I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God. And I will write on him My new name.

Bronze pillars cast in clay moulds

We are moulded to be more precious

1 Kings 7:9-12
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9 All these were of costly stones cut to size, trimmed with saws, inside and out, from the foundation to the eaves, and also on the outside to the great court. 10 The foundation was of costly stones, large stones, some ten cubits and some eight cubits. 11 And above were costly stones, hewn to size, and cedar wood. 12 The great court was enclosed with three rows of hewn stones and a row of cedar beams. So were the inner court of the house of the Lord and the vestibule of the temple.

1 Kings 7:21
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21 Then he set up the pillars by the vestibule of the temple; he set up the pillar on the right and called its name Jachin, and he set up the pillar on the left and called its name Boaz.

1 Kings 7:45-47
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45 the pots, the shovels, and the bowls.

All these articles which Huram made for King Solomon for the house of the Lord were of burnished bronze. 46 In the plain of Jordan the king had them cast in clay molds, between Succoth and Zaretan. 47 And Solomon did not weigh all the articles, because there were so many; the weight of the bronze was not determined.

  • Bronze pillars cast in clay moulds
    • Clay represents earthen vessel.
    • God uses people to cut all the rough places
    • Especially when you are married
  • All people are not stones
  • Some people become pillars of bronze.
  • Eg: more you mould gold, it would become more pure and it will become more costly. ( scum comes out when it’s in high heat )
  • Pillar is not for everybody
  • God wants to make you the vessel of honour

Vessel of Honour

2 Timothy 2:20-21
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20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay, some for honor and some for dishonor. 21 Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from the latter, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work.

Romans 9:21-23
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21 Does not the potter have power over the clay, from the same lump to make one vessel for honor and another for dishonor?

22 What if God, wanting to show His wrath and to make His power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath prepared for destruction, 23 and that He might make known the riches of His glory on the vessels of mercy, which He had prepared beforehand for glory,

Paul mentioned some pillars

Galatians 2:9
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9 and when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that had been given to me, they gave me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship, that we should go to the Gentiles and they to the circumcised.

The real beauty


Song of Solomon 5:11
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11 His head is like the finest gold;
His locks are wavy,
And black as a raven.

Song of Solomon 5:14-15
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14 His hands are rods of gold
Set with beryl.
His body is carved ivory
Inlaid with sapphires.
15 His legs are pillars of marble
Set on bases of fine gold.
His countenance is like Lebanon,
Excellent as the cedars.

Eyes of Jesus

Song of Solomon 4:1
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The Bridegroom Praises the Bride
The Beloved

4 Behold, you are fair, my love!
Behold, you are fair!
You have dove’s eyes behind your veil.
Your hair is like a flock of goats,
Going down from Mount Gilead.

Story of Peter

  • Andrew and John were disciples of John the Baptist
  • John the Baptist saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!
  • The two disciples heard John the Baptist speak, and they followed Jesus
  • Andrew found where Jesus dwelt
  • Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother said to him, “We have found the Messiah
  • Andrew brought Simon Peter to Jesus
  • Jesus looked at Simon, He said, “You are Simon the son of Jonah. You shall be called Cephas

The Lamb of God

John 1:29
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29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!

John 1:35-42
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The First Disciples

35 Again, the next day, John stood with two of his disciples. 36 And looking at Jesus as He walked, he said, “Behold the Lamb of God!

37 The two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. 38 Then Jesus turned, and seeing them following, said to them, “What do you seek?”

They said to Him, “Rabbi” (which is to say, when translated, Teacher), “where are You staying?”

39 He said to them, “Come and see.” They came and saw where He was staying, and remained with Him that day (now it was about the tenth hour).

40 One of the two who heard John speak, and followed Him, was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. 41 He first found his own brother Simon, and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which is translated, the Christ). 42 And he brought him to Jesus.

Now when Jesus looked at him, He said, “You are Simon the son of Jonah. You shall be called Cephas” (which is translated, A Stone).

  • Cephas is aramaic for Stone ( stone also called rock )
  • Cephar in English, ( Peter )
  • Simon means Hearing
  • Peter was converted but not consecrated ( It is Possible for anyone to be converted but not consecrated )

Cast out your NetS

Jesus cultivated Peter

  • Crowd pressed Jesus

Where the word of God was preached, people would press to hear

  • There were two boats
  • Jesus stepped in to the one which belongs to Simon
  • Jesus told Peter to let down the NetS ( Plural )

Jesus is setting us up to bless us, if Jesus asks for a favour

  • Peter cast out his NET ( Singular )
  • Good food all in the word of God
  • Jesus is the bread of life
  • Eat the bread of life and get nourished
  • Bread outside is not going to help you
  • Bread inside is going to help you.
  • Making of Bread
    • Broken, Crushed, Smashed, burned
    • Jesus was broken, crushes, smashed, burned
    • Jesus gave His body for us to eat and be nourished

Goodness of God leads us to repentance.

Jesus went in to Peter’s House

  • Right after the synagogue experience
  • After some days
  • Jesus went right in to Peter’s House
  • Peter’s mother in law was sick
  • Jesus rebuked the fever
    • Fever is not from God
    • Rebuke Fever
  • Peters Mother in law and Wife could have been made satisfied of Peter going with Jesus, because of this incident.

Jesus walking on water

  • Jesus would have send the disciples first, then He left the multitude and He walked up in the mountain
    • Picture of Jesus being in the Fathers right hand.
    • This happened after Jesus fed 5000 men and women and children.
    • This happened after the People wanted Him to be the king. So He departed from them.
      • Jesus came to save us
  • Jesus would have seen from the top of mountain, that they have travelled only 3 miles because of the boisterous wind.
  • Distance of travel = 10 miles
  • After 9 Hours, the Disciples have travelled only 3 miles because of the boisterous winds
  • 4’th watch is the darkest hour ( 3 am to 6 am )
    • Jesus will come and help you in the darkest hour
  • Lake of Galilee is the lowest lake on earth
    • Jesus will come and help you when you are the lowest place
  • As long as Peter behold Jesus, He was above waters, supernaturally
    • We could be supernatural not because of what we have done, what we have prayed, what we have fasted, how much we have prayed, how much we have fasted…………… It’s all about beholding Jesus.
  • While walking in water, Peter might not be even near Jesus, but as soon as Peter started sinking inside water, Jesus immediately hold his hands.
    • If Peter would have been near Jesus, Peter would have tried holding on to Jesus
    • But Peter could be a bit far, So Jesus has to come near Peter in an instance of a second, because sinking in water could be a second. ( It wont take 1 min to sink. Sinking inside water is instant as you could see when you throw a stone inside water )
    • It’s not about us holding on to Jesus with our weak hands
    • It’s about Jesus holding us with His strong hands.
  • Jesus taught Peter step by step.
  • As soon as Jesus stepped in to the boat, Immediately the boat reached the shore.
    • Around 7 Miles covered in an instant.
    • Teleportation in Jesus time

The Lord rides the flood, by Psalmist

Psalm 66:12
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12 You have caused men to ride over our heads;
We went through fire and through water;
But You brought us out to rich fulfillment.

Psalm 29:10
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10 The Lord sat enthroned at the Flood,
And the Lord sits as King forever.

At the foot of Mount of Transfiguration

Matthew 16:13-23
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Peter Confesses Jesus as the Christ

13 When Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, “Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?”

14 So they said, “Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”

15 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”

16 Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

17 Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. 18 And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. 19 And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed[a] in heaven.”

20 Then He commanded His disciples that they should tell no one that He was Jesus the Christ.

Jesus Predicts His Death and Resurrection

21 From that time Jesus began to show to His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day.

22 Then Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, saying, “Far be it from You, Lord; this shall not happen to You!”

23 But He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men.”

Mark 8:32-33
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32 He spoke this word openly. Then Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him. 33 But when He had turned around and looked at His disciples, He rebuked Peter, saying, “Get behind Me, Satan! For you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men.”

  • He had turned around and looked at His disciples : meant to say, if I don’t die for your sins, how to save these disciples?
  • Jesus could step into heaven at any time, as he fulfilled Exodus 20. But Jesus died for us to save us

Mount of Transfiguration

Matthew 17:3-8
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3 And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Him. 4 Then Peter answered and said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here; if You wish, let us make here three tabernacles: one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”

5 While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them; and suddenly a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!” 6 And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their faces and were greatly afraid. 7 But Jesus came and touched them and said, “Arise, and do not be afraid.” 8 When they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no one but Jesus only.

  • While he was still speaking implies, God was not pleased on what Peter said ( Keeping Moses (Law) , Elijah (Prophet), and Jesus on the same ground )
  • “Hear Him!”, not them
  • Jesus first words after that “Arise, and do not be afraid”
  • When they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no one but Jesus only.

Jesus Predicts Peter’s Denial

Luke 22:31-34
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31 And the Lord said, “Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat. 32 But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren.”

33 But he said to Him, “Lord, I am ready to go with You, both to prison and to death.”

34 Then He said, “I tell you, Peter, the rooster shall not crow this day before you will deny three times that you know Me.”

  • I have prayed for you : Jesus praying for us, seated in the right hand before anything could happen
  • Your faith should not fail : Jesus prayed that Peter’s faith should not fail. He would have failed, but his faith didn’t
  • Returned to Me, strengthen your brethren : Jesus Prophesying about Peter’s return and strengthening his brethren
  • Then Peter proved his self righteousness on the next verse


Luke 22:54-61
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Peter Denies Jesus, and Weeps Bitterly

54 Having arrested Him, they led Him and brought Him into the high priest’s house. But Peter followed at a distance. 55 Now when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the courtyard and sat down together, Peter sat among them. 56 And a certain servant girl, seeing him as he sat by the fire, looked intently at him and said, “This man was also with Him.”

57 But he denied Him, saying, “Woman, I do not know Him.”

58 And after a little while another saw him and said, “You also are of them.”

But Peter said, “Man, I am not!”

59 Then after about an hour had passed, another confidently affirmed, saying, “Surely this fellow also was with Him, for he is a Galilean.”

60 But Peter said, “Man, I do not know what you are saying!”

Immediately, while he was still speaking, the rooster crowed. 61 And the Lord turned and looked at Peter. Then Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how He had said to him, “Before the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times.”

  • Looked with Jesus eyes, doves eyes
  • I believe Jesus would have seen him not to provoke his mistake, but to still hold on to his faith, returning to Him and to Strengthen His brethren.

Matthew 27:26-29
New Living Translation (NLT)

26 So Pilate released Barabbas to them. He ordered Jesus flogged with a lead-tipped whip, then turned him over to the Roman soldiers to be crucified.

The Soldiers Mock Jesus

27 Some of the governor’s soldiers took Jesus into their headquarters and called out the entire regiment. 28 They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him. 29 They wove thorn branches into a crown and put it on his head, and they placed a reed stick in his right hand as a scepter. Then they knelt before him in mockery and taunted, “Hail! King of the Jews!”

Mark 16:5-7
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5 And entering the tomb, they saw a young man clothed in a long white robe sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed.

6 But he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid Him. 7 But go, tell His disciples—and Peter—that He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him, as He said to you.”

  • Peter might be crying in a corner

Luke 24:34
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34 saying, “The Lord is risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon!”

John 21:6-7
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6 And He said to them, “Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some.” So they cast, and now they were not able to draw it in because of the multitude of fish.

7 Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his outer garment (for he had removed it), and plunged into the sea.

John 21:9-17
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9 Then, as soon as they had come to land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid on it, and bread. 10 Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish which you have just caught.”

11 Simon Peter went up and dragged the net to land, full of large fish, one hundred and fifty-three; and although there were so many, the net was not broken. 12 Jesus said to them, “Come and eat breakfast.” Yet none of the disciples dared ask Him, “Who are You?”—knowing that it was the Lord. 13 Jesus then came and took the bread and gave it to them, and likewise the fish.

14 This is now the third time Jesus showed Himself to His disciples after He was raised from the dead.

Jesus Restores Peter

15 So when they had eaten breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me more than these?”

He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.”

He said to him, “Feed My lambs.”

16 He said to him again a second time, “Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me?”

He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.”

He said to him, “Tend My sheep.”

17 He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me?” Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, “Do you love Me?”

And he said to Him, “Lord, You know all things; You know that I love You.”

Jesus said to him, “Feed My sheep.

  • First two “love” word of Jesus is “Agape”
  • Third “love” word of Jesus is “Philia”
  • All three “love” word of Peter is “Philia”
  • Jesus came down to the level of Peter
  • First Jesus feed Jesus then Jesus told Peter to Feed His sheep
  • Jesus first feeds us then he tells us to feed others
  • Jesus won’t let us do something before giving us the ability

Peter Preaches

  • 3000 People saved on the day of pentecostal
  • He was so bold after knowing the love of Christ ( He preached to the people whom he denied before, that He don’t know Jesus )
  • Finally he started feeding His sheep, strengthening his brethren
  • Jesus choose the one who betrayed Him for feeding His sheep. Where sin abounds Grace abounds much more.

Becoming a Pillar

  • Jesus is same yesterday, today and forever.
  • Allow yourself to be cultivated
  • Sometimes its through correction
  • Sometimes it comes through the mouth of some one,  your friends, colleagues, spouse, and even from enemies.
  • If you fall, Jesus is there to pick you up, and He will say “when you have returned to me, strengthen your brethren”.


Suffering for God’s Glory

Whatever Jesus suffered for us, we don’t need to suffer

Reward in heaven

Matthew 5:11-12
New King James Version (NKJV)

11 “Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. 12 Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Matthew 10:22
New King James Version (NKJV)
22 And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved.

2 Timothy 3:12
New King James Version (NKJV)
12 Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.

1 Peter 3:17
New King James Version (NKJV)
17 For it is better, if it is the will of God, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.

1 Peter 3:14
New King James Version (NKJV)
14 But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you are blessed. “And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled.”

Suffering for God’s Glory

1 Peter 4:12-19
New King James Version (NKJV)

12 Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; 13 but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy. 14 If you are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are you, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. On their part He is blasphemed, but on your part He is glorified. 15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer, a thief, an evildoer, or as a busybody in other people’s matters. 16 Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in this matter.

17 For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God? 18 Now

“If the righteous one is scarcely saved,
Where will the ungodly and the sinner appear?”

19 Therefore let those who suffer according to the will of God commit their souls to Him in doing good, as to a faithful Creator.

No evil shall touch you in the seventh day

Job 5:19
New King James Version (NKJV)

19 He shall deliver you in six troubles,
Yes, in seven no evil shall touch you.

  • On the seventh day, no even shall touch you
  • 1 Day = 1000 years for God ( in bible )
  • On the 6000th – 7000th year.
  • Before Jesus :4000 Years
  • After Jesus : Current number of years 2014

Redeeming from the curse

Christ Redeemed us

Galatians 3:13
New King James Version (NKJV)

13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”),

  • If we know the curses, we might realize, that’s not the one which we should be enduring.  Having Christ become a curse for us.

We’ve been redeemed from all below curses

Curses for Disobedience

Deuteronomy 28:15-68
New International Version (NIV)

15 However, if you do not obey the Lord your God and do not carefully follow all his commands and decrees I am giving you today, all these curses will come on you and overtake you:

16 You will be cursed in the city and cursed in the country.

17 Your basket and your kneading trough will be cursed.

18 The fruit of your womb will be cursed, and the crops of your land, and the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks.

19 You will be cursed when you come in and cursed when you go out.

20 The Lord will send on you curses, confusion and rebuke in everything you put your hand to, until you are destroyed and come to sudden ruin because of the evil you have done in forsaking him. 21 The Lord will plague you with diseases until he has destroyed you from the land you are entering to possess. 22 The Lord will strike you with wasting disease, with fever and inflammation, with scorching heat and drought, with blight and mildew, which will plague you until you perish. 23 The sky over your head will be bronze, the ground beneath you iron. 24 The Lord will turn the rain of your country into dust and powder; it will come down from the skies until you are destroyed.

25 The Lord will cause you to be defeated before your enemies. You will come at them from one direction but flee from them in seven, and you will become a thing of horror to all the kingdoms on earth. 26 Your carcasses will be food for all the birds and the wild animals, and there will be no one to frighten them away. 27 The Lord will afflict you with the boils of Egypt and with tumors, festering sores and the itch, from which you cannot be cured. 28 The Lord will afflict you with madness, blindness and confusion of mind. 29 At midday you will grope about like a blind person in the dark. You will be unsuccessful in everything you do; day after day you will be oppressed and robbed, with no one to rescue you.

30 You will be pledged to be married to a woman, but another will take her and rape her. You will build a house, but you will not live in it. You will plant a vineyard, but you will not even begin to enjoy its fruit. 31 Your ox will be slaughtered before your eyes, but you will eat none of it. Your donkey will be forcibly taken from you and will not be returned. Your sheep will be given to your enemies, and no one will rescue them. 32 Your sons and daughters will be given to another nation, and you will wear out your eyes watching for them day after day, powerless to lift a hand. 33 A people that you do not know will eat what your land and labor produce, and you will have nothing but cruel oppression all your days. 34 The sights you see will drive you mad. 35 The Lord will afflict your knees and legs with painful boils that cannot be cured, spreading from the soles of your feet to the top of your head.

36 The Lord will drive you and the king you set over you to a nation unknown to you or your ancestors. There you will worship other gods, gods of wood and stone. 37 You will become a thing of horror, a byword and an object of ridicule among all the peoples where the Lord will drive you.

38 You will sow much seed in the field but you will harvest little, because locusts will devour it. 39 You will plant vineyards and cultivate them but you will not drink the wine or gather the grapes, because worms will eat them. 40 You will have olive trees throughout your country but you will not use the oil, because the olives will drop off. 41 You will have sons and daughters but you will not keep them, because they will go into captivity. 42 Swarms of locusts will take over all your trees and the crops of your land.

43 The foreigners who reside among you will rise above you higher and higher, but you will sink lower and lower. 44 They will lend to you, but you will not lend to them. They will be the head, but you will be the tail.

45 All these curses will come on you. They will pursue you and overtake you until you are destroyed, because you did not obey the Lord your God and observe the commands and decrees he gave you. 46 They will be a sign and a wonder to you and your descendants forever. 47 Because you did not serve the Lord your God joyfully and gladly in the time of prosperity, 48 therefore in hunger and thirst, in nakedness and dire poverty, you will serve the enemies the Lord sends against you. He will put an iron yoke on your neck until he has destroyed you.

49 The Lord will bring a nation against you from far away, from the ends of the earth, like an eagle swooping down, a nation whose language you will not understand, 50 a fierce-looking nation without respect for the old or pity for the young. 51 They will devour the young of your livestock and the crops of your land until you are destroyed. They will leave you no grain, new wine or olive oil, nor any calves of your herds or lambs of your flocks until you are ruined. 52 They will lay siege to all the cities throughout your land until the high fortified walls in which you trust fall down. They will besiege all the cities throughout the land the Lord your God is giving you.

53 Because of the suffering your enemy will inflict on you during the siege, you will eat the fruit of the womb, the flesh of the sons and daughters the Lord your God has given you. 54 Even the most gentle and sensitive man among you will have no compassion on his own brother or the wife he loves or his surviving children, 55 and he will not give to one of them any of the flesh of his children that he is eating. It will be all he has left because of the suffering your enemy will inflict on you during the siege of all your cities. 56 The most gentle and sensitive woman among you—so sensitive and gentle that she would not venture to touch the ground with the sole of her foot—will begrudge the husband she loves and her own son or daughter 57 the afterbirth from her womb and the children she bears. For in her dire need she intends to eat them secretly because of the suffering your enemy will inflict on you during the siege of your cities.

58 If you do not carefully follow all the words of this law, which are written in this book, and do not revere this glorious and awesome name—the Lord your God— 59 the Lord will send fearful plagues on you and your descendants, harsh and prolonged disasters, and severe and lingering illnesses. 60 He will bring on you all the diseases of Egypt that you dreaded, and they will cling to you. 61 The Lord will also bring on you every kind of sickness and disaster not recorded in this Book of the Law, until you are destroyed. 62 You who were as numerous as the stars in the sky will be left but few in number, because you did not obey the Lord your God. 63 Just as it pleased the Lord to make you prosper and increase in number, so it will please him to ruin and destroy you. You will be uprooted from the land you are entering to possess.

64 Then the Lord will scatter you among all nations, from one end of the earth to the other. There you will worship other gods—gods of wood and stone, which neither you nor your ancestors have known. 65 Among those nations you will find no repose, no resting place for the sole of your foot. There the Lord will give you an anxious mind, eyes weary with longing, and a despairing heart. 66 You will live in constant suspense, filled with dread both night and day, never sure of your life. 67 In the morning you will say, “If only it were evening!” and in the evening, “If only it were morning!”—because of the terror that will fill your hearts and the sights that your eyes will see. 68 The Lord will send you back in ships to Egypt on a journey I said you should never make again. There you will offer yourselves for sale to your enemies as male and female slaves, but no one will buy you.

  • Jesus bought us by His blood