I will probably add one or two podcasts per month, so it won’t be an overload of information.
I have been wanted to get it going again for several years now, but have never had the chance. So I decided that while we remember the death and resurrection of Jesus, it would be the perfect time to resurrect my podcast.
And what better way to do it than by posting an Easter-themed message?
This first podcast episode is called “The Six Denials of Peter.” In it, I act as if I am Peter and am telling a story about the day I denied Jesus. I show that Peter did not deny Jesus only three times, but six times.
The Six Denials of Peter
One of the things I will try to do on my podcast is not only post the audio, but also post a manuscript of what is said so that you can ask questions or make comments. I always get frustrated when I listen to podcasts and there is no way to ask the speaker for clarification or to share with him or her how much I appreciated what was said.
So whenever I make a podcast, I will also be linking to a post or page where you can leave questions and comments. For this first podcast episode, I will be leaving BOTH a blog post and a Blog page.
This blog post contains some of the Bible references you may need to check the information I provide in the podcast episode. I cover a lot of ground and do so in the form of a narrative, and so the information below will be helpful for you as you seek to follow along.
So here are the details you will need to do further research on the six denials of Peter.
2 Predictions of The Denials of Peter
Rooster 1 – John 13:38
Rooster 2 – Mark 14:30
6 Denials of Christ by Peter
- At the entrance, to the servant girl, before Sanhedrin meet (John 18:17).
- Jesus bound to be taken, standing around the fire, to men (John 18:2).
- Sitting around the fire, to the high priest’s servant girl (Matt 26:69-70; Mark 14:66-68; Luke 22:56-57).(Peter goes out of the courtyard; Matt 26:71; Mark 14:68; rooster one – Mark 14:68)
- Another woman and another man simultaneously accuse him (Matt 26:71-72; Luke 22:58).
- The servant girl again (Mark 14:69-70).
- Another man (Luke 22:59) — who is probably the kinsman of the one who’s ear Peter had cut off (John 18:26) — accuses him, and says that Peter’s “speech betrays him” (Matt. 26:73) This is where Peter’s speech really does do the betraying, for he utters curses and even swears. Peter’s speech betrays Jesus.(rooster two – Matt 26:75; Mark 14:72; Luke 22:60-61)
This is apostasy by Peter. A public declaration of no relation to Christ. But this is also grace upon Peter. There were six denials, but have to really dig to find them. We all think it was only three.
6 Reaffirmations of Peter by Christ
- “And Peter” (Mark 16:7)
- Appeared to Simon (Luke 24:34; 1 Cor 15:5; 1 Pet 1:3ff)
- The appearance on the shore (John 21:1-21)
- Question 1 – Do you love (agape) me? (John 21:1-21)
- Question 2 – Do you love (agape) me? (John 21:1-21)
- Question 3 – Do you love (phileo) me? (John 21:1-21)
- We have all denied Christ. We have all sinned (Rom 3:23).
- The Death of Christ paid the penalty for all our sin (1 John 2:2).
- The Resurrection proves that Christ’s sacrifice was acceptable (1 Cor 15)
- Unbelievers must just believe in Jesus for eternal life (John 3:16; 5:24; 6:47)
- Believers still sin – Grace covers even these (Rom 5:20).
- Confession and Repentance are for ongoing fellowship (1 John 1:9).
For a similar study, go check out Chuck McKnight’s posts: