Peter the Rock crumbles to dust (Mark 14:66-72, Mark 16:7, Luke 22:31-32, Galatians 5:19)

Stephen NeillyStephen Neilly, December 3, 2017
Part of the Jesus in Mark series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

- How Peter denies Jesus
- What we can learn from Peter's denial


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Mark 14:66–72 (Listen)

66 And 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 the Nazarene, Jesus.” 68 But he denied it, saying, “I neither know nor understand what you mean.” And he went out into the gateway and the rooster crowed. 69 And the servant girl saw him and began again to say to the bystanders, “This man is one of them.” 70 But again he denied it. And after a little while the bystanders again said to Peter, “Certainly you are one of them, for you are a Galilean.” 71 But he began to invoke a curse on himself and to swear, “I do not know this man of whom you speak.” 72 And immediately the rooster crowed a second time. And Peter remembered how Jesus had said to him, “Before the rooster crows twice, you will deny me three times.” And he broke down and wept.


Mark 16:7 (Listen)

But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you to Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.”


Luke 22:31–32 (Listen)

31 “Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you, that he might sift you like wheat, 32 but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.”


Galatians 5:19 (Listen)

19 Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality,