August 7, 2016

Sunday
John 18:12-18

Here is the first of Peter's predicted denials. Please consider the people with John and Peter. Serving God's “chosen” priests were a servant girl monitoring the gate in the middle of the night with servants and guards woken up to come deal with this unrest. She was likely only questioning Peter out of curiosity, but Peter was afraid of the persecution he could face by associating with Jesus. How much pressure would you be willing to endure before denying him?