Bible Study - Mark 14:26-31 Peter's Denial Foretold

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Mark 14:26-31 : 

Mark 14:26-31 Peter's Denial Foretold

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26 And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives. 27 And Jesus said to them, “You will all fall away; for it is written, ‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered.’ 28 But after I am raised up, I will go before you to Galilee.” 29 Peter said to him, “Even though they all fall away, I will not.” 30 And Jesus said to him, “Truly, I say to you, this very night, before the cock crows twice, you will deny me three times.” 31 But he said vehemently, “If I must die with you, I will not deny you.” And they all said the same.

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14:26-31 Peter’s Denial Foretold Zechariah 13:7 - “I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be dispersed.” True to form, Peter reacted to Jesus’ prediction. 29 Peter said to him, “Even though they all fall away, I will not.” He couldn’t imagine the disciples abandoning Jesus. And least of all himself.

Peter Denies Jesus : 

Peter Denies Jesus Peter was in the courtyard of the High Priest’s house and there he denied Jesus three times. There is this very interesting thing about Jesus’ statement that Peter would deny him three times before the cock crow. It was against the law to keep a cock or a rooster in Jerusalem.

Cockcrow : 

Cockcrow History on the other hand validates Jesus’ statement. The Romans had a certain military practice. The night was divided into four watches After the third watch the guard was changed and to mark the changing of the guard there was a trumpet call at 3 a.m. That trumpet sound was referred to as “cockcrow,” by the Romans.

Denial : 

Denial We can easily get angry at the high council for their injustice in condemning Jesus, but we must remember that Peter and the rest of the disciples, except John, also contributed to Jesus’ pain by deserting him and denying him. While most of us are not like the religious leaders, we are all like the disciples, for all of us have been guilty of denying that Christ is Lord in vital areas of our lives by not standing up for Christian values or of keeping secret our identity as Christians in times of pressure. Don’t excuse yourself by pointing at others whose sins seem worse than yours. Instead, come to Jesus for forgiveness and healing.

Peter’s Courage : 

Peter’s Courage We must remember how much Peter loved Jesus. When most of the disciples had abandoned Jesus; Peter stood by in the courtyard. We must remember that Peter redeemed himself by confessing his sin to the other apostles. This could not have been easy for him. The story of his denials would soon get out. It may well be, as legend has it, that people imitated the cock crow when they passed by Peter. But Peter had the courage and the determination to redeem himself, Judas didn’t

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