Wonderful Wednesday – Matthew 26:69-75

Matthew 26:69-75
69 Meanwhile, Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard. A servant girl came over and said to him, “You were one of those with Jesus the Galilean.”
70 But Peter denied it in front of everyone. “I don’t know what you’re talking about,” he said.
71 Later, out by the gate, another servant girl noticed him and said to those standing around, “This man was with Jesus of Nazareth.”
72 Again Peter denied it, this time with an oath. “I don’t even know the man,” he said.
73 A little later some of the other bystanders came over to Peter and said, “You must be one of them; we can tell by your Galilean accent.”
74 Peter swore, “A curse on me if I’m lying—I don’t know the man!” And immediately the rooster crowed.
75 Suddenly, Jesus’ words flashed through Peter’s mind: “Before the rooster crows, you will deny three times that you even know me.” And he went away, weeping bitterly.

Message:
There were three stages to Peter’s denial. First, he acted confused, then he tried using an oath, lastly he began to curse and swear. Believers who deny Christ often begin doing so subtly by pretending not to know him. When opportunities to discuss religious issues come up, they walk away or pretend they don’t know the answers. With only a little more pressure, they can be induced to deny flatly their relationship with Christ. If you find yourself subtly diverting conversation so you don’t have to talk about Christ, watch out. You may be on the road to disowning him.

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About Kristina Miller

I am a 43 year old Wife, Mother of Two Boys 12 and 6, 2012 IDC Breast Cancer SURVIVOR, Daughter, Sister, Friend, Football and Lacrosse Fan, Antique Junky, Healthcare Worker, and Life Group Leader who attends Mountain Lake Church in Cumming, GA. Going through life trying to BE the best I can, and be a BLESSING to as many as possible. I created this blog, with the help of my husband, Sean, for my small group's weekly bible study readings. I am using a NIV teaching bible to help deliver the messages. I'm so glad you're here! God Bless.
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