And now we have the marvelous joy of opening the Scripture. And I want you to turn in your Bible to the twenty-second chapter of Luke...Luke chapter 22 and we're going to be looking at verses 54 through 62, which is the section in which we find Peter's famous denial of our Lord Jesus.
There's no story of our Lord's dealings with His disciples that is as low and high as this one. There is no story that is as dark and light, as tragic and hopeful, as distressing and encouraging, this is the worst failure and the best recovery. Let's begin looking at this story at verse 54...Luke 22:54:
"And having arrested Him, they led Him away and brought Him to the house of the High Priest. But Peter was following at a distance. And after they had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard and had sat down together, Peter was sitting among them. And a certain servant girl seeing him as he sat in the fire light and looking intently at him said, 'This man was with Him, too.' But he denied it saying, 'Woman, I do not know Him.' And a little later, another saw him and said, 'You're one of them, too.' But Peter said, 'Man, I am not.' And after about an hour had passed, another man began to insist saying, 'Certainly this man also was with Him, for he is a Galilean too.' But Peter said, 'Man, I do not know what you are talking about.' And immediately while he was still speaking, a cock crowed. And the Lord turned and looked at Peter. And Peter remembered the Word of the Lord how He had told him before a cock crows today, you will deny Me three times. And he went out and wept bitterly."...