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Knowing God: Week 2 - Devotion 1

“’You do not want to leave too, do you?’ Jesus asked the Twelve. Simon Peter answered him, ‘Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.’” - John 6:67-68

One of the passages we looked at in this week’s lesson was John 6:66-69. It is the story of the crowds walking away and the disciples sticking with Jesus because they believed He was God. As a Christian teenager, you face peer pressure for following Jesus. The crowd is going one way and to take a stand for Jesus means you may be standing alone.

Re-read John 6:66-69. Take a moment and answer the following questions:

  • How do you think the disciples felt when people walked away from Jesus?

  • What separated the disciples from the crowds?

  • What are some ways that you may have to take a stand for your faith this week?

When you take a stand for Jesus, you may feel like you are standing alone. But you’re not alone. Jesus is there with you. 

This week, remember the truth that Jesus is the true God and that He is for you even though crowds may stand against you.

Emily Traylor