The Denial of Christ by Peter
Scripture: Mark 14:66-72
In Mark 14:66-72 we witness how Peter denied being associated with Jesus three times. We explore how Peter's failure to pray and stay alert in the Garden of Gethsemane resulted in his reliance upon his own power rather than the power of God. Mark's gospel illustrates how prayer is absolutely essential for the believer when it details how the disciples had failed to cast out a demon earlier in Mark 9:14-29. We also learn in this study how Christ is faithful to His sheep even when they abandon their Shepherd. Jesus had promised back in Mark 14:30 that even after His own disciples would abandon Him, He would nonetheless come for them in Galilee after His resurrection.