"Easter Message"Stuart Jones So much of what happened in the hours leading up to the crucifixion happened to fulfill prophecy and remind people of all they had waited for. Before the crucifixion, Peter denied Jesus three times, just as Jesus had predicted. After the resurrection Jesus appeared before the disciples and asked Peter, three times in three different ways, if he loved him. Peter finally replied, “Lord, you know all things; you know I love you.” Jesus was confirming his love for Peter even though Peter had failed him. In this moment, Peter’s failure was highlighted but forgiveness was granted.