Matthew 10, Jesus sends out the twelve, not peace, but a sword.

The hairs on your head are all numbered. God knows which hairs you just lost in the shower this morning!

There will be many martyrs. There are now more Christians martyred every year than there ever was in history.

Follow me, by Ira Stamphill.

John 21, another catch of fish, Jesus reinstates Peter.

That makes it eight miracles of Jesus, seven before his resurrection and one after.

 

Knowing John mentioned only seven miracles my rendition of the NIV study bible omits the man born blind, washing in the pool of Siloam.

The Ryrie NIV study bible mentions John mentions seven miracles, then goes ahead and lists all eight.

The first two times Jesus asks “Do you love me” he uses the word agappe, which means godly love, and Peter answers that he loves Jesus (fileo) with a brotherly love. The third time Jesus too uses the word fileo. Peter was hurt. He realized how far short of godly love he still was