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40 Days of Lent – Reading #36


JOHN 18:1-18 NKJV

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When Jesus had spoken these words, He went out with His disciples over the Brook Kidron, where there was a gardenk,,, which He and His disciples entered. And Judas, who betrayed Him, also knew the place; for Jesus often met there with His disciples. Then Judas, having received a detachment of  troops, and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees, came there with lanterns, torches, and weapons. Jesus therefore, knowing all things that would come upon Him, went forward and said to them, “Whom are you seeking?” They answered Him, “Jesus of Nazareth.” Jesus said to them, “I am He. ” And Judas, who betrayed Him, also stood with them. Now when He said to them, “I am He, ” they drew back and fell to the ground. Then He asked them again, “Whom are you seeking?” And they said, “Jesus of Nazareth.” Jesus answered, “I have told you that I am He. Therefore, if you seek Me, let these go their way,”  that the saying might be fulfilled which He spoke, “Of those whom You gave Me I have lost none.” Then Simon Peter, having a sword, drew it and struck the high priest’s servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant’s name was Malchus. So Jesus said to Peter, “Put your sword into the sheath. Shall I not drink the cup which My Father has given Me?” Then the detachment of  troops and the captain and the officers of the Jews arrested Jesus and bound Him. And they led Him away to Annas first, for he was the father-in-law of Caiaphas who was high priest that. year. Now it was Caiaphas who advised the Jews that it was expedient that one man should die for the people. And Simon Peter followed Jesus, and so did  another disciple. Now that disciple was known to the high priest, and went with Jesus into the courtyard of the high priest. But Peter stood at the door outside. Then the other disciple, who was known to the high priest, went out and spoke to her who kept the door, and brought Peter in. Then the servant girl who kept the door said to Peter, “You are not also one of this Man’s disciples, are you?” He said, “I am not.” Now the servants and officers who had made a fire of coals stood there, for it was cold, and they warmed themselves. And Peter stood with them and warmed himself.

Peer Pressure – Intro & Part I


Peer pressure can be a great thing, but it can also be a terrible reality. God has called us to live a life devoted to him – so knowing and understanding his standards is far more important. In this seven-day plan, you will find strength to face the pressure and make wise choices throughout life.

PROVERBS 1:10-16 NKJV

My son, if sinners entice you, Do not consent. If they say, “Come with us, Let us lie in wait to shed blood; Let us lurk secretly for the innocent without cause; Let us swallow them alive like Sheol, And whole, like those who go down to the Pit; We shall find all kinds of precious possessions, We shall fill our houses with spoil; Cast in your lot among us, Let us all have one purse”— My son, do not walk in the way with them, Keep your foot from their path; For their feet run to evil, And they make haste to shed blood.

If the crowd is doing wrong, make it less crowded. Easier said than done right? Peer pressure can be a great thing and it can also be a terrible reality. Not many students want to stand out and be alone, especially if they might lose friends. Any friend that asks you to compromise something that you believe in is probably not as good of friend as you think. Facing peer pressure is having the ability to do what is right even though it is not popular. The key to this is to determine your standards and boundaries before a situation arises. It is so difficult to make the right choice in the heat of the moment. Curious about what God says about peer pressure? Find out this week!

Article courtesy of lifeChurch.tv