In this message we’re going to enter into the very uncomfortable story of Peter’s denial of Jesus.
Peter Denies Jesus
“Then they seized [Jesus] and led him away, bringing him into the high priest's house, and Peter was following at a distance.
And when they had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard and sat down together, Peter sat down among them. Then a servant girl, seeing him as he sat in the light and looking closely at him, said, “This man also was with him.” But he denied it, saying, “Woman, I do not know him.” And a little later someone else saw him and said, “You also are one of them.” But Peter said, “Man, I am not.” And after an interval of about an hour still another insisted, saying, “Certainly this man also was with him, for he too is a Galilean.” But Peter said, “Man, I do not know what you are talking about.” And immediately, while he was still speaking, the rooster crowed. And the Lord turned and
looked at Peter. And Peter remembered the saying of the Lord, how he had said to him, “Before the rooster crows today, you will deny me three times.” And he went out and wept bitterly.”
Luke 22:54-62, English Standard Version (ESV)
“As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
God to Joshua 1:5, NIV
Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are Mine.”
Isaiah 43:1, HCS