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2020-03-08

Jesus’ Trial, Peter’s Denial!

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Introduction

  • Jesus went right into the garden of Gethsemane where He knew that Judas would lead the force that would come to arrest Him.
  • John 18:4ܝܘܚܢܢ ܝܚ:4   
  • John Calvin said, “The body of the Son of God was bound so that our souls might be loosed from the cords of sin and Satan.”
  • Here we see two different dramas – the drama of the trial and the drama of the denial.

Scene One: Jesus’s Trial (vs. 13-14)ܕܝܲܢܬܵܐ ܕܝܼܫܘܿܥ (ܓ̰ܪ. 13 – 14)

  • Why did they bind Him up?
    • Matthew26:48ܡܬܝ ܟܘ:48  
    • Genesis 22:9ܒܪܝܬܐ ܟܒ:9  
    • Psalm 118:27ܡܙܡܘܖ̈ܐ ܩܝܚ:27  
  • A high priest was a high priest for life (Numbers 35)
  • High priest: Annas vs. Caiaphas
    • John 11:47-48ܝܘܚܢܢ ܝܐ:47 – 48 
    • John 18:14ܝܘܚܢܢ ܝܚ:14  
    • John 11:50-53ܝܘܚܢܢ ܝܐ:50 – 53 

Scene Two: Peter’s Denial (vs. 15-18)ܣܪܲܒܼܬܵܐ ܕܫܸܡܥܘܿܢ (ܓ̰ܪ. 15 – 18) 

  • Disciples fled and Peter was following Him a far off
    • Mark 14:54ܡܪܩܘܣ ܝܕ:54  
  • The first lie started with a lie to a slave girl.
    • John 18:18ܝܘܚܢܢ ܝܚ:18  

Scene Three: Jesus’ Trial (vs. 19-24)ܕܝܲܢܬܵܐ ܕܝܼܫܘܿܥ (ܓ̰ܪ. 19 – 24)  

  • This is to be a legal arraignment. But they had already decided they wanted him dead. This was not a trial, this was a murder plot.
    • John 15:25ܝܘܚܢܢ ܝܗ:25 
    • Micah 5:1ܡܝܟܼܐ ܗ:1  

Scene Four: Peter’s Denial (vs. 25-27)ܣܪܲܒܼܬܵܐ ܕܫܸܡܥܘܿܢ (ܓ̰ܪ. 25 – 27) 

  • Rooster crows it’s 3:00 am. In the black darkness, he just keeps denying, keeps denying, keeps denying.
    • Luke 22:60-65ܠܘܩܐ ܟܒ:60 – 65 

Conclusion                      Romans 8:31                       ܖ̈ܗܘܡܝܐ ܚ:31