by Pastor Troy Dorrell
Peter was a man who, like all of us, was hindered by his flesh. He often spoke too soon, made promises he could not keep, and allowed his temper to get the best of him. This weakness of flesh nearly destroyed Peter in the Garden of Gethsemane, where he failed the Lord and subsequently denied him multiple times. This discouraged Peter so much that for a brief period he returned to his old vocation of fishing—until the Lord Himself encouraged him to get back to feeding His sheep.