John 20:3-8 (NIV)
So Peter and the other disciple started for the tomb. Both were running, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. He bent over and looked in at the strips of linen lying there but did not go in. Then Simon Peter came along behind him and went straight into the tomb. He saw the strips of linen lying there, as well as the cloth that had been wrapped around Jesus’ head. The cloth was still lying in its place, separate from the linen. Finally the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went inside. He saw and believed.
- How does Peter feel in this passage?
- Can you remember what Peter’s last encounter with Jesus was like?
- Have you ever felt desperate like this?
- Have you felt hungry for God in a way that made all of your fears disappear?
- Being in touch with our failures helps us desire God. Are you in touch with your failures?
- In the time between the crucifixion and the resurrection, do you think apostles were engaged in PRAYER?
- In the times you most clearly SEE GOD working in your life are your prayers ordered and elegant or desperate and passionate? Why is that?