Christ calls us to take up the cross and deny ourselves; this is extreme discipleship, a call that is to cancel out our will so we can...
Peter, who had just boldly proclaimed his faith, quickly forgets it and stumbles to his own will.
Our primary call is not to be perfect "church goers," being good and holy, but to be models of His character and to proclaim His Word.
To do this effectively you need to have a schedule! Why? Just to see all that is on your plate in life, from ministry as well as personal life and...
We all need various kinds of possessions in order to live, such as food, housing, transportation, clothing, and such.
The solution to worry is simple. Put Christ and His will first, everything else, secondary.
Place God First, God's Will is for us to have a right relationship with Him. We are to recognize His sovereignty over the universe, and our lives.
Our identification as a "corporate" church is not a building; rather, it is a relationship of community, where we are His priests!
Peter takes the argument of what our Lord has done for us to show how we are to be as a corporate collaboration of people in Him.
Do not grumble, as in do not be complaining. Don't criticize, find fault, be irritable or argumentative, or whine to fellow believers-and definitely not to unbelievers.