Peter: A P.O.W. Speaks on Identity
"'Simon ... Satan has demanded permission to sift you like wheat; but I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail...' But he said to Him, 'Lord ... I am ready to go both to prison and to death!' And He said, 'I say to you, the rooster will not crow today until you have denied three times that you know Me'" (Luke 22:31-34).

  1. PACE: following closely.
    "Having arrested Him, they led Him away and brought Him to the house of the high priest; but Peter was following at a distance" (Luke 22:54).

  2. ONENESS: being comfortable with & being honored to idetify with Christ.
    "After they had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard and had sat down together, Peter was sitting among them" (Luke 22:55).

  3. WISDOM: matching your faith with your actions brings "integrity."
    "A servant-girl, seeing him as he sat in the firelight and looking intently at him, said, 'This man was with Him too.' But he denied it,.. After about an hour had passed, another man began to insist, saying, 'Certainly this man also was with Him ...' But Peter said, 'Man, I do not know what you are talking about.' Immediately, while he was still speaking, a rooster crowed" (Luke 22:56-57, 59-60).

    "They profess to know God, but by their deeds they deny Him..." (Titus 1:16).

    • FREEDOM: rejoicing in who God made you to be!
      "I can guarantee that God's angels are happy about one person who turns to God and changes the way he thinks and acts" (Luke 15:10).