In the eighth installment of “The Jesus Encounters” series, Pastor Dwayne looks at the denials of Jesus in Mark chapter 14. He uses the passage to deal with several issues including the hurt of being betrayed, but also the hurt and guilt of being the betrayer.

Grace to Cry and Wait

The Jesus Encounters, Part 08

Mark 13:13 – …he who stands firm to the end will be saved.

John 18:18-19 – 18 It was cold, and the servants and officials stood around a fire they had made to keep warm. Peter also was standing with them, warming himself. 19 Meanwhile, the high priest questioned Jesus about his disciples and his teaching.

First Denial

Mark 14:66-67 – 66 While Peter was below in the courtyard, one of the servant girls of the high priest came by. 67 When she saw Peter warming himself, she looked closely at him. “You also were with that Nazarene, Jesus,” she said.

John 18:17 – 17 “You are not one of his disciples, are you?” the girl at the door asked Peter. He replied, “I am not.”

Mark 14:68 – 68 But he denied it. “I don’t know or understand what you’re talking about,” he said, and went out into the entryway.

Second Denial

Matthew 26:71-72 – 71 Then he went out to the gateway, where another girl saw him and said to the people there, “This fellow was with Jesus of Nazareth.” 72He denied it again, with an oath: “I don’t know the man!”

Mark 14:69-70 – 69When the servant girl saw him there, she said again to those standing around, “This fellow is one of them.” 70 Again he denied it.

Third Denial
Luke 22:59 – 59 About an hour later another asserted, “Certainly this

fellow was with him, for he is a Galilean.”

John 18:26 – 26 One of the high priest’s servants, a relative of the man whose ear Peter had cut off, challenged him, “Didn’t I see you with him in the olive grove?”

Matthew 26:73 – 73After a little while, those standing there went up to Peter and said, “Surely you are one of them, for your accent gives you away.”

Mark 14:71-72 – 71He began to call down curses on himself, and he swore to them, “I don’t know this man you’re talking about.” 72Immediately the rooster crowed the second time…


Luke 22:61-62 – 61 The Lord turned and looked straight at Peter. Then Peter remembered the word the Lord had spoken to him: “Before the rooster crows today, you will disown me three times.” 62 And he went outside and wept bitterly.

Things That Do Not Fix a Betrayal With God

  •   Understand your _________________.
  •   Be __________.Matthew 27:3a – When Judas, who had betrayed him, saw that Jesus was condemned, he was seized with remorse…

 Make ______________________.
Matthew 27:3b – …and returned the thirty silver coins to the chief priests

and the elders.

The Results of Betrayal

 ____________ will __________ a betrayer.

Acts 1:18 – 18 (With the reward he got for his wickedness, Judas bought a field; there he fell headlong, his body burst open and all his intestines spilled out.

 ____________ will ______________ a betrayer.

Luke 22:61 – “And the Lord turned, & looked upon Peter.”

John 21:17 – 17 The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my sheep.