Honesty, Humility, and Grace

“And he went out and wept bitterly.” (Luke 22:62)   Though it has already been mentioned, Peter’s reaction to his sin is worth dwelling on for a moment longer. How great the contrast is between Peter and Judas. Both committed great sins against their master and both grieved deeply as a result of their sins.… Read More

Details, Details, and More Details

“After a bit, those who were standing around went up to Peter and said, ‘Truly, you are also from them; your speech makes it evident.’” (Matthew 26:73)   “But again he disowned him. But in a short while, again those present said to Peter, ‘Truly, you are from them because you are Galilean.’” (Mark 14:70)… Read More

The Second Denial

“Going over to the entranceway, another saw him and there said, ‘This one was with Jesus of Nazareth!’ But again he disowned him with an oath, ‘I do not know the man!’” (Matthew 26:71-72) “And the slave-girl saw him and began to say again to those present, ‘This one is from them.’ But again he… Read More

The First Accusation

“But Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard. One of the slave-girls approached him saying, ‘You were also with Jesus the Galilean.’” (Matthew 26:69)   “And Peter was down in the courtyard and one of the slave-girls came and saw Peter warming himself. Looking at him intently she said, ‘You are with the Nazarine, Jesus.’”… Read More