Tried, Denied and a Suicide: RTE Day 15

Pastor Ken continues the Road to Easter discussing the situation facing Jesus in the Garden.

Matthew 26:69-75

69All this time, Peter was sitting out in the courtyard. One servant girl came up to him and said, “You were with Jesus the Galilean.”

70In front of everybody there, he denied it. “I don’t know what you’re talking about.”

71As he moved over toward the gate, someone else said to the people there, “This man was with Jesus the Nazarene.”

72Again he denied it, salting his denial with an oath: “I swear, I never laid eyes on the man.”

73Shortly after that, some bystanders approached Peter. “You’ve got to be one of them. Your accent gives you away.”

74-75Then he got really nervous and swore. “I don’t know the man!”

Just then a rooster crowed. Peter remembered what Jesus had said: “Before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times.” He went out and cried and cried and cried.