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Peter's Knee Jerk Gospel
by Jim Williams
04/09/08
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The Apostle Peter rightly gets credit for being the New Testament inspiration of hoof and mouth disease. He was the proverbial knee jerk speaker that often got himself into trouble. But he was also Jesus' right hand guy when it came to a truthful expression. Look at him in John 6, after he has seen a horde of would be followers fall away from his Lord's side. When asked whether the Twelve would also abandon Him, at least then. "Lord, to whom shall we go?' he asks. Ah, but the best is yet to come from this .38 caliber fount of truth " We believe and know that you are the Holy One of God".

A more dilated expression might say " Master we have been by your side this many times and seen the miracles in our own lives as well as the lives of others. We know of no other person or philosophy that can do for people what we have seen You do!" Thus the question in verse 68: "Lord to whom shall we go?"

There is a verse in Proverbs, which says, "out of the mouth comes that which fills the heart". People who are prone to explode in praise at a worship service also show this truth. Peter's life had been changed because of direct contact with life changing Truth, so he was in no position to deny the source of it. He was only ready to speak from a heart of gratitude for what had been done in and for him.

Whether you tapped his knee or pushed his button, Peter knew the truth, and was ready to speak it. Are we?

Tell me what you think, I'm just thinkin out loud!


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Connie Allen 09 Apr 2008
Makes me wonder...how we would we have responded in Peter's situation had we been there physically. I'm so glad this was recorded. We have to remember that the New Testament was BEING written and Peter, even tho' he walked with Jesus, did not have all that we have in the complete New Testament. I think if we had been in Peter's shoes, we too, might have been afraid for our life. But, Peter did repent and we can too. I am talking too much. Really enjoy your writings and especially the last line. GOD BLESS YOU.




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