All of us, at one time or another, have dealt with-or will deal with-the temptation to walk away from Christianity or Jesus Himself. Thankfully, we are not alone. In fact, one of Jesus’ more famous disciples, Peter, faced the same issues we do—wrestling with guilt, doubt, and difficult dynamics with other people. But what Peter chose to do can offer us some hope in our own faith journey. Peter hung in there—he didn’t walk away, and as a result, his life was never the same.
Session 2: Sunk (August 7)
The apostle Peter was known for doing some big things—good big things, and other things not-so-praiseworthy. But what Peter got right was the ability to step out—literally and figuratively. Accepting Jesus’ invitation to step out of the boat and walk on the water, Peter did what no other disciple did. But when he took his eyes off Jesus, he lost focus and started to sink. How did Peter react? How would we react? What happens when fear starts to take over? Do we walk away or are we able to recover?