73~More About “Torch Flight”

Click here for the dates these ancient writings were written

BACKGROUND OR THIS EPISODE

(In Order of Appearance)

NEW TESTAMENT OF THE BIBLE:
  • Luke 22:36-38 – Jesus said to them, “But now, if you have a money-bag or a pack, carry that with you. If you don’t have a sword, then sell your robe and buy one! 37The Scripture says: ‘They categorized him with the criminals.’ (Isaiah 53:12I tell you, this verse must come true; it was written about me, and it is being fulfilled now!” 38They said, “Look, Lord, here are two swords!” He said to them, “Two will be enough.”
  • John 20:2 – Then she ran and came to Simon Peter and the other follower whom Jesus loved. She said to them, “They have taken away the Lord Jesus from the tomb! We don’t know where they put him!”
  • John 20:1 – It was very early on Sunday morning. It was still dark. Mary (the one from Magdala) came to the tomb. She saw the stone moved away from the tomb.
  • The Greek word translated here as “moved” the stone is “airo” meaning to lift completely up and take away.  This was the same word used in John 19:31 where the Jews requested the bodies on the cross be taken away.
  • John 20:3-6– Then Peter and the other follower left. They went to the tomb. 4Both of them were running, but the other follower outran Peter. He arrived at the tomb first. 5He bent down and saw the sheets lying there, but he did not go inside. 6Then Simon Peter came, following. Peter went into the tomb. He also saw the sheets lying there. But the handkerchief which had been on Jesus’ face was not lying with the sheets. Instead, it was all alone, in one place—folded up. 
  • The word translated “folded” is from the Greek word “entulisso” meaning in the state of having been wrapped around something.  It is the same word used in John 11:44 indicating the wrappings STILL around Lazarus when he rose from the dead. This wrapping was still in the form of Jesus’ head.
  • John 20:8-9 – Then the other follower, who had come to the tomb first, also went in. He saw and he believed. 9(They did not yet know the Scripture which said that Jesus must rise from death.) 10The two followers went back home.
  • John 1:1,14 – In the beginning was the Word,a and the Word was with God, and the Word was deity.b …14The Word became human and lived among us for a while. We saw his glory, the kind of glory like that of the Father’s one and onlyc Son—full of gracious love and truth. 
  • Matthew 19:27 – Then Peter answered Jesus, “Look, we have left everything and followed you! So, what will there be for us?”
  • Matthew 26:33-35 – Peter answered him, “Everyone else may be ashamed of you, but I will never be ashamed of you!” 34Jesus said to Peter, “I am telling you the truth: Before the rooster crows in the morning, you will say you don’t even know me three different times!” 35Peter answered him, “Even if I must die with you, I will always be loyal to you.” All of Jesus’ followers said the same thing…
  • Luke 22:24, 31-32 – Later, the apostles began to argue about which one of them was the most important… 31“O Simon, Simon Peter. Listen! Satan has asked to siftj all of you, like a farmer sifts his wheat. 32But, I have prayed that you, Peter, will not lose your faith! When you come back to me, help your brothers be stronger!”
  • John 10:19 – Again, the Jewish people were divided because of these words. 20Many of them were saying, “He’s got a demon! He’s insane! Why are you listening to him?”
  • John 2l:20 – Peter turned and saw the follower coming behind them. (This was the man whom Jesus loved, the one who had been sitting at the supper table very close to Jesus. He had asked Jesus, “Lord, who is the one who is turning against you?”) 
  • John 10:19 – Again, the Jewish people were divided because of these words. 20Many of them were saying, “He’s got a demon! He’s insane! Why are you listening to him?”
  • John 21:15 – After they had eaten breakfast, Jesus asked Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” Peter answered him, “Yes, Lord, you know that I like you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my lambs.”
  • I Peter 2:1-2 – Therefore, put away all evil, every trick, hypocrisy, jealousy, and any kind of slander. 2Be like little babies who have just been born: Yearn for pure, spiritual milk, so that you may use it to grow up for salvation
  • John 21:16 – Jesus asked Peter the second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter said to him, “Yes, Lord, you know that I like you.” Jesus said to him, “Be a shepherd to my sheep.”
  • I Peter 2:25 – You were like wandering sheep, but now, you have come back to the Shepherd,h the one who watches over your souls.
  • John 21:17 – Jesus asked him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you like me?” Peter was sad, because the third time Jesus asked, “Do you like me?” Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, you know everything. You know that I like you!” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep! 
  • Hebrews 5:12-14 – You should have become teachers a long time ago, but you need someone to teach you again the first principles of God’s sayings. You need milk, not solid food. 13Anyone who lives on milk is still a baby. He has not experienced the teaching of righteousness. 14But solid food is for grown-ups—people who have trained their senses by using them to tell the difference between right and wrong.
  • John 21:18-19 – I am telling you the truth, Peter, when you were younger, you tied your own belt and you walked where you wanted to go. But when you get old, you will stretch out your hands and someone else will tie you. They will carry you where you don’t want to go.” 19(Jesus said this to show what kind of death would be used to bring glory to God.) After Jesus said this, he said to Peter, “Follow me!”
  • Matthew 18:22 – Jesus said to him, “I am not saying seven, but seven times seventy!b
  • Acts 2:14, 23, 38 – Then Peter stood up with the other eleven apostles. He spoke loudly:d “My Jewish brothers and all of you who are staying in Jerusalem, listen to me. I will tell you something you need to know. Listen carefully…23You killed this man Jesus by handing him over to lawless men. They nailed him to a cross. But God knew ahead of time that all this would occur; it was part of His plan which He made long ago…38Then Peter answered them, “Change your hearts and each one of you must be immersed by the authority of Jesus the Messiah,h so that your sins may be forgiven. Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 
  • Acts 15:2,7 – Paul and Barnabas were very much opposed to this teaching. They argued with these men about it. So, the group decided to send Paul, Barnabas, and some other men up to Jerusalem. These men were going there to talk more about this issue with the apostles and elders…. 7There was a long debate. Then Peter stood up and said to them, “My brothers, I know you remember what happened in the early days. At that time God chose me from among you to proclaim the Good News to non-Jewish people, and they believed it. 
  • John 1:42 – They had been sent from the Pharisee group.
  • I Corinthians 9:5 – Does not each of us have the right to travel with a Christian wife?a Yes. We have the same right as the other apostles, brothers of the Lord Jesus, and Cephas. 
  • Acts 10 – about the first of millions of non-Jews (Gentiles) to become a Christian.
  • I Corinthians 1:10-13 – Brothers and sisters, I beg you, by the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ: All of you must agree. Get together. Have the same attitude and the same purpose. There should be no divisions among you. 11My brothers, some of Cloe’s people told me about you: There are arguments among you. 12To each one of you who is saying, “I belong to Paul”; “I belong to Apollos”; “I belong to Cephas”; or “I belong to Christ”; this is what I have to say: 13Is Christ divided up into pieces!? Paul was not nailed to the cross for you, was he!? No. You were not immersed by Paul’s authority, were you!? No.
  •  Galatians 2:10-11 – [When Peter was in Antioch, Syria.]They asked us to do only one thing—to remember to help the Jewish poor people. This was something I really wanted to do anyway. 11Cephas came to Antioch in Syria. Because he was wrong, I opposed him to his face. 
  • John 9:5 – I am light for the people of the world, while I am in the world.”
  • Acts 4 – about Peter and John healing a lame man in the temple, threatened by the Snahedrin, and the church growing by leaps and bounds anyway.
  • Acts 5 – about dishonest people pretending to be Christians and being taken out of the way (dying) so they wouldn’t influence honest true Christians.
  • Acts 12 –  about the apostle James being martyred, Peter being put in prison to be executed the next day, an angel making his escape possible, and his disappearing from Jerusalem.
  • Romans 16 – listing all the people in the church in Rome.  Peter is not listed….
  • I Peter 2:4-8 – You are coming to the living Stone [Jesus].a Human beings did not think this Stone was important, but God chose him; he is precious. 5You also are like living stones. God is using you to build a spiritual house [House of
    God] , so that you will be a holy group of priests, offering spiritual sacrifices which God will gladly accept through Jesus Christ. 6A section in the Scriptures says this: “Listen! I am putting a Stone in Jerusalem.He is a chosen, precious Cornerstone.The person who believes in him will never be made ashamed.” (Isaiah 28:167So, to you believers, this Stone is precious. But, to unbelievers, it is “the Stone that the builders did not think was important. This Stone has become the Cornerstone.”8Another Scripture says: “It is a Stone that will make people stumble and a Rock that will make them fall.” (Isaiah 8:14) They stumble, because they have not been persuaded by the message. (This was supposed to happen.)
  • II Peter 1:16-18 – When we told you about the power and coming of Jesus Christ, our Lord, we were not following clever myths. No, we saw his greatness! 17When the Voice came to Christ from majestic glory, he received honor and glory from God the Father: “This is My Son, and I love him. I am very pleased with him.” (Matthew 17:518We heard this Voice come from heaven! We were with Jesus on the holy mountain.
  • II Peter 3:9 – The Lord is not slow to keep His promise (as some people think of “slow”). No, He is patient with you. He wants everyone to find room for a change in their hearts. He doesn’t want anyone to be lost.

OTHER JESUS QUOTES IN THIS EPISODE

V. E. VINE:
  • AN EXPOSITORY DICTIONARY OF NEW TESTAMENT WORDS – “Take” Away-aero; “Wrapped” Folded, Rolled-entulisso; “Love”-agape; “Love”-phileo; “Know”-oida
WILLIAM STEUART MC BIRNIE:
  • THE SEARCH FOR THE TWELVE APOSTLES – Clement of Rome wrote a letter in the first century saying Peter preached in Corinth (see also I Corinthians 9:5)  A letter written by Ignatius early in the second century mentions Peter in Antioch.  Eusebius, who lived around 300 AD, said Peter preached in Pontus, Bithynia, Cappadocia and Galatia, all provinces of Turkey; indeed he addressed his letter to Christians in these provinces.  Eusebius also said that Peter preached in Britain.  A church was erected in Winchester, Britain, in honor of Peter in AD 179.