This is the sixth and final post in our Bible study series called Loving God With All Your Heart: Portraits of Love. You can find the other posts in the series here:
If you’ve been working through this study along with me, I hope it has been a blessing in your life. I’ve prayed that it would be.
I’ve asked God to open our eyes to new truths, and to open our hearts to new understanding – especially as it relates to this rather lofty goal of loving Him all of our…everything.
This week we’re wrapping up our study by looking hard at the life of Peter’s life. He inspires me perhaps more than anyone else, being one whose life leaves no doubt that “a righteous man falls seven times and rises again” (Proverbs 24:16).
Wavering faith and outright denial notwithstanding, it turns out that Peter has much to teach us about what exactly it looks like to love God with all our hearts.
What you’ll need this week: your Bible, a pen or pencil, Portrait of Love: Peter printable
Click here for a brief historical background and overview of Peter.
A few notes before you begin:
- Space out your reading through the week, answering the questions as you encounter them in the text.
- Don’t rush through your reading! Focus on quality over quantity. Consider Peter as a real person with real emotions and real problems. Think about what his experiences were like. His life is recorded on the pages of God’s Word as an example for you! What can you learn from him?
- Begin and end your time in God’s Word with prayer. There is no better Teacher than the Holy Spirit, and He can open your eyes to God’s truth and help you apply it.
- The printable worksheet provided is only a guide. You will likely need to continue some of your answers on the back of the page. Feel free to add to the outline or omit from it. The goal is simply for you to ponder and apply the Scriptures.
- As you read, keep our main question in mind: What can I learn about loving God with all my heart, soul, and strength?
Here’s your printable; let’s embark on our last week of this study!