Peter denies the Christ
We begin today with Jesus being taken to the High Priest’s House. Peter, unlike the other disciples, has followed and is pretending to be a servant of one of the other religious leaders.
Narrator: Peter was sitting in the courtyard with some servants. One of the servant girls came up to him.
Servant Girl: You were with Jesus the Galilean, weren’t you?
Narrator: And just as Jesus had predicted, Peter denied it before everyone.
Peter: Not me! I don’t know what you’re talking about.
Narrator: He went out to stand by the gate. And as he walked past, another servant girl recognized him.
Another Servant Girl (speaking to those standing around): That man over there—he was here with Jesus the Nazarene!
Narrator: Again, just as Jesus had predicted, Peter denied it, swearing an oath.
Peter: I don’t know Him!
Other Servants: Look, we know that you must be one of Jesus’ followers. You speak like you are from the same area as His followers. You’ve got that tell-tale Galilean accent.
Peter: I do not know Him!
Narrator: As the exclamation left his mouth, a cock crowed. And Peter remembered. He remembered that Jesus had looked at him with something like pity and said, “This very night, before the cock crows in the morning, you will deny Me three times.” And Peter went outside, sat down on the ground, and wept.
I wonder if Peter was scared to be at Caiaphas’ house?
I wonder if Peter and Jesus ever talked about it?
I wonder if there is a time you lied because you were scared?