As I read the crucifixion story in the Gospel of John Peter was standing outside the gate. At the time Peter knew Jesus, but did he believe Jesus was the Messiah? When Peter was later brought inside the gate he was asked, “You are not one of this man’s disciples, are you?” He said, “I am not” (John 18:17). Had Peter truly believed at that time that Jesus was the Messiah would he have said “I am not”? How do we answer this question? Are we one of His disciples?

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