Jesus is about to leave Earth. He had one last breakfast with his disciples and then he took Peter aside and asked him three rather pointed questions:
It’s Jesus’ last night on earth. Yesterday, we discussed his betrayal and arrest. Today begins a mockery of a travesty of a sham of a trial that leads directly to the Cross.
After Jesus was arrested he was first brought to an influential religious leader and former high priest named Annas, who questioned Jesus about his disciples and teaching. Here’s how Jesus replied:
It’s Jesus’ final week on earth. The Cross is looming.
He’s sharing one last meal with his disciples. Yesterday, he said that one of them would betray him. Today, he says they’ll all fall away:
While Jesus and his disciples were traveling to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked them a rather deep question:
“Who do the crowds say I am?”
They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets who has come back to life.”
Then he took it even deeeeeper:
We’ll close just like Peter closed his letters — with a highly motivational call to action based on one simple fact: it’s later than it’s ever been.
Here’s a selection from Peter’s first letter: