We look forward to enjoying eternity in your presence along with the risen Christ. Help us to be mindful that heaven is our real home.
For every way that we have denied Christ we ask your forgiveness. We also ask that, like Peter, we would be restored. Make us capable of following through on our commitment to Christ regardless of the cost.
Help us also to encourage others in their faith even as Peter was required to feed and tend to Christ’s sheep. As we engage in that ministry of building others up, help us to avoid a competitive or comparing mindset and rather seek to faithfully serve you.
Up until now, Luke has shown us the ministry of Jesus in and around Galilee. This week will arrive at a turning point. Christ will allow his identity to sink in with his disciples and then turn toward Jerusalem.