Easter Supper – The Denial of Jesus

The Denial of Jesus

Peter was one of the first to understand that Jesus was God’s son and to say so. Peter not only saw Jesus walk on water, he walked on water with him. And now, of all people, Peter was denying that he even knew Jesus. Peter knew that he had blown it. Right away he heard Jesus words in his mind telling him that he would deny him. Peter had been so sure that he could never do such a thing. On that night Peter had a very heavy heart. He felt very, very guilty and it weighed him down. It was sins like Peters, like ours that are the reason that Jesus had to go to the cross.

Luke 22:54-62

54-56 Arresting Jesus, they marched him off and took him into the house of the Chief Priest. Peter followed, but at a safe distance. In the middle of the courtyard some people had started a fire and were sitting around it, trying to keep warm. One of the serving maids sitting at the fire noticed him, then took a second look and said, “This man was with him!”

57 He denied it, “Woman, I don’t even know him.”

58 A short time later, someone else noticed him and said, “You’re one of them.”

But Peter denied it: “Man, I am not.”

59 About an hour later, someone else spoke up, really adamant: “He’s got to have been with him! He’s got ‘Galilean’ written all over him.”

60-62 Peter said, “Man, I don’t know what you’re talking about.” At that very moment, the last word hardly off his lips, a rooster crowed. Just then, the Master turned and looked at Peter. Peter remembered what the Master had said to him: “Before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times.” He went out and cried and cried and cried.