Jesus Invites Us to Reality
66 As Peter was below in the courtyard, one of the servant-girls of the high priest *came, 67 and seeing Peter warming himself, she looked at him and *said, “You also were with Jesus the Nazarene.” 68 But he denied it, saying, “I neither know nor understand what you are talking about.” And he went out onto the porch.69 The servant-girl saw him, and began once more to say to the bystanders, “This is one of them!” 70 But again he denied it. And after a little while the bystanders were again saying to Peter, “Surely you are one of them, for you are a Galilean too.” 71 But he began to curse and swear, “I do not know this man you are talking about!” 72 Immediately a rooster crowed a second time. And Peter remembered how Jesus had made the remark to him, “Before a rooster crows twice, you will deny Me three times.” And he began to weep.
- Jesus’ Death
- Church History
- Peter’s Story
- How does the isolation of Jesus help you grasp His work as God’s grace for you? How does this stir a passion in you to be there for others?
- How do the shortcomings of early church leaders encourage your own walk of faith? How has failure been an opportunity for you to grow in your faith?
- (vs 14:72) Consider Peter’s emotional response to the rooster’s third crow. Where is Peter’s grief coming from? What has a moment of reality looked like in your life? Where or when has there been a time in your life that you have seen yourself clearly?