Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32xv T h e r e ’ s a f ly i n m y t e a ! of that sin and we deal with it, those that witnessed the incident will only remember the fly. You may be thinking, “It’s just a fly! Why is it so important?” Unlike the backyard tea illustration, there is no getting a fresh glass. These flies cause lasting harm to our testimonies. If our testimony is tainted, it doesn’t just reflect poorly on us. We taint the testimony of our families, our churches, and, sadly, our Lord Jesus Christ. We prevent the very thing we have been left on this earth to do—see people come to know Jesus Christ as their Personal Savior and help them grow spiritually so that even more people are reached with the Gospel. As the Lord revealed this to me, I wanted to learn how to protect my tea. I knew I had tainted tea! If we are honest, we can all admit that our tea has been tainted at one point or another. In fact, it seems impossible to not have tainted tea. So what can we do? As I began to seek the answer to that question, the Lord led me to study the life of Peter. Talk about a guy with tainted tea! Peter definitely made some mistakes in his life, but he also had a great impact for the Lord Jesus Christ. It is my prayer that as we study his life, we can learn how to protect our Christian testimonies so that our lives will bring glory to God.