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  • Writer's pictureRICHARD DEAN BROOKS


MATTHEW 26:69-75

69 Now Peter was sitting out in the courtyard, and a servant girl came to him. “You also were with Jesus of Galilee,” she said. 70 But he denied it before them all. “I don’t know what you’re talking about,” he said. 71 Then he went out to the gateway, where another servant girl saw him and said to the people there, “This fellow was with Jesus of Nazareth.” 72 He denied it again, with an oath: “I don’t know the man!” 73 After a little while, those standing there went up to Peter and said, “Surely you are one of them; your accent gives you away.” 74 Then he began to call down curses, and he swore to them, “I don’t know the man!” Immediately a rooster crowed. 75 Then Peter remembered the word Jesus had spoken: “Before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times.” And he went outside and wept bitterly.

26:69-75 There were three stages to Peter’s denial. First, he acted confused and tried to divert attention from himself by changing the subject. Second, using an oath he denied that he knew Jesus. Third, he swore that he did not know Jesus. Believers who deny Christ often begin doing so subtly by pretending not to know him. When opportunities to discuss religious issues come up, they walk away or pretend they don’t know the answers. With only a little more pressure, they can be induced to deny flatly their relationship with Christ. If you find yourself subtly diverting conversation so you don’t have to talk about Christ, watch out. You may be on the road to disowning him. Tyndale. Life Application Study Bible NIV

We talked on this subject a while back!! There are many ways to deny Christ, being bashfull to tell others about Christ, not speaking up when someone uses God’s name in vain!!!!! Not going to church when we are able to but just don’t. or the good one is just staying silent in a conversation about God and someone says why did God do this to me!!!! God wishes nothing evil or bad on us, Oh he allows them to happen but what did WE do to cause that to happen!!! ON THE WAY HOME WALK WITH JESUS and don’t allow yourself to deny JESUS CHRIST and whenever you don’t acknowledge him you might as well say you denied him!!

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