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In a surprise breakfast meeting Peter hears painful but. healing words from Christ. The man who has denied Christ three times, is giving another three-fold conversation, but this one brings much needed restoration.
Jesus unveils why he has "eagerly desired" to eat this last meal with them. The teachings in the Upper Room will provide the "a-ha" moment that move the disciples from having fickle faith to eventual martyrdom. It has the power to change us as well.
We are continuing in our “Jesus Eats” series today and we’re going to look at another meal that Jesus had among friends. This particular episode happens at Bethany only a few days before the crucifixion of Jesus. In this great passage, we see a beautiful picture of what it means to really worship and focus on Christ.
Climbing up into a tree was a necessary action for a short Zacchaeus to see Jesus. But at stake was his own sense of personal dignity. The same is true for us all. Seeing Jesus requires a loss of personal dignity and a willingness to rise above the crowd to get good visibility.
Most people feel guilty about being too busy and not reflective enough spiritually. But the story of Martha and Mary is more than a lesson on time management. It reveals the effects of a frazzled pace to be irritability toward others and distrust of God.
When Jesus fed the 5,000 from only 2 fish and 5 loaves, it was more than a food miracle taking place. He was showing a band of disgruntled revolutionaries that it was not a political takeover he had in mind, but a heart takeover.
Weddings are great celebrations, but they also are stressful. Planning, money, and the coming together of both families can make people edgy. And if you're single, sometimes wedding can hit a sensitive spot. Here Jesus shows some irritation at his own mother, with his future "wedding" on his mind.