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In chapel today we talked about choices, and we read three stories about a fisherman, Peter. Here are the short versions of the stories:Matthew 4:18-20 (ERV)Peter chooses to leave his job and follow Jesus18 As Jesus was walking by Lake Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon (called Peter) and Simon’s brother Andrew. These brothers were fishermen, and they were fishing in the lake with a net. 19 Jesus said to them, “Come, follow me, and I will make you a different kind of fishermen. You will bring in people, not fish.” 20 Simon and Andrew immediately left their nets and followed him.
Matthew 26:69-75 (ERV)
Peter chooses to say that he does not know Jesus69 While Peter was sitting outside in the yard, a servant girl came up to him. She said, “You were with Jesus, that man from Galilee.” 70 But Peter told everyone there that this was not true. “I don’t know what you are talking about,” he said. 71 Then he left the yard. At the gate another girl saw him and said to the people there, “This man was with Jesus of Nazareth.” 72 Again, Peter said he was never with Jesus. He said, “I swear to God I don’t know the man!” 73 A short time later those standing there went to Peter and said, “We know you are one of them. It’s clear from the way you talk.” 74 Then Peter began to curse. He said, “I swear to God, I don’t know the man!” As soon as he said this, a rooster crowed. 75 Then he remembered what Jesus had told him: “Before the rooster crows, you will say three times that you don’t know me.” Then Peter went outside and cried bitterly.
Acts 4:18-20 (ERV)
Peter chooses to tell people about Jesus18 So the Jewish leaders called Peter and John in again. They told the apostles not to say anything or to teach anything in the name of Jesus. 19 But Peter and John answered them, “What do you think is right? What would God want? Should we obey you or God? 20 We cannot be quiet. We must tell people about what we have seen and heard.”
Here are some discussion questions for your family or your class:1. Name some choices that you made today. Did they turn out to be good ones?2. What are some big, life-changing choices that you might make in the future?3. God loves us and created us with the ability to choose whether or not to love him back. What do you think about this choice?Next week we will study Jonah and the trouble he experienced when he ran from God. We would love to have you join us in chapel. It’s every , from !Blessings,
Jan Rogers, Director