Re:Verse passage – John 18:15-18, 25-27 (day seven)

Then the slave-girl who kept the door said to Peter, “You are not also one of this man’s disciples, are you?” vs 15

His plan was good on paper. Blend in. Don’t get caught. What Peter didn’t realize was that his association with Jesus was already known. People were watching Jesus and this group of ragtag disciples. It is likely that Peter was a polarizing member of this group making him easily recognizable, but something also stands out to me that is written about Peter days later.

Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John […]  they recognized that they had been with Jesus. Acts 4:15 ESV

When you have been with Jesus, people can tell. Even in the midst of denying Christ, people could not deny that Peter had been with Christ. People are watching you too. Some are waiting for you to fail so that they can leave it all behind. Others are waiting for you to bring them along and show them the way. If we cannot deny that we have been with Christ, then what message are our actions showing about His impact on our lives?

Author: Rick Henderson

Rick Henderson is the Associate Pastor for Students.

2 thoughts on “Recognizable”

  1. Thank you, Rick, for this very good reminder that our actions and words may be the only Bible some people ever see fleshed out, the only glimpse of Jesus is in us. I pray that I and my fellow believers will keep that in mind as we walk through the days we are given. I love the last statement you made. “What message are our actions showing about His impact on our lives?” Thank you for allowing God to use you to bless us!

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