THIS WEEK’S SCRIPTURE READING: Luke 22:54-62, 22:31-32
Luke 22:54-62 – They seized Him, led Him away, and brought Him into the high priest’s house. Meanwhile Peter was following at a distance. 55 They lit a fire in the middle of the courtyard and sat down together, and Peter sat among them. 56 When a servant saw him sitting in the firelight, and looked closely at him, she said, “This man was with Him too.”
57 But he denied it: “Woman, I don’t know Him!”
58 After a little while, someone else saw him and said, “You’re one of them too! ”
“Man, I am not!” Peter said.
59 About an hour later, another kept insisting, “This man was certainly with Him, since he’s also a Galilean.”
60 But Peter said, “Man, I don’t know what you’re talking about!” Immediately, while he was still speaking, a rooster crowed. 61 Then the Lord turned and looked at Peter. So Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how He had said to him, “Before the rooster crows today, you will deny Me three times.” 62 And he went outside and wept bitterly. (HCSB)
Luke 22:31-32 – “Simon, Simon, look out! Satan has asked to sift you like wheat. 32 But I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And you, when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.” (HCSB)
What are you thankful for this week?
How did it go with your “I will’s”?
Bible Discovery Questions
What does it say? (Read the Bible passage several times, perhaps in several translations)
How would I say that? (Pick out some key verses and take turns paraphrasing them in your own words)
What from this passage most grabs your attention? Discuss.
What do I sense God inviting me to do in response to what I’ve learned this week? “I will…”
*Bonus Question: In this message, one of the main points states that through Jesus, your failure doesn’t forfeit your future. Have there ever been any times where you feared a failure or failures might end up forfeiting your future? How did God help you to overcome that failure to pursue a better future in Him? (Remember that you sharing your story can help people who may be dealing with what God has already delivered you from! Be brave and share!)
*Bonus Question: What did this passage reveal about God?
*Bonus Question: What did this passage reveal about humanity?
How might you go about sharing what you learned this week with someone else?
What is a challenge you are facing? How might your group be able to help and encourage you?