John 18: 1-27
Peter Denies Knowing Jesus

FACING YOUR FAILURE
January 26, 2014
First Baptist Church
Jackson, Mississippi
U...
References
• Slaying The Giants in Your Life by David Jeremiah
• Twelve Ordinary Men by John MacArthur
Peter – The Leader
• Four lists of the Apostles in New Testament
– Matthew, Mark, Luke and Acts

• The 12 are presented in...
The Inner Circle:
Peter, James & John
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Present at Mount of Transfiguration
Present at Garden of Gethsemane with ...
Simon…Also Named Peter
• Simon was a very common name for males.
• At least 7 Simons in the Gospel accounts
• Simon (Peter...
Matthew 16:16-19
16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah,
the Son of the living God.” 17 Jesus replied,
“Blessed are...
Saint Peter by Rubens
PETER – THE LEADER
3 Key Elements For Becoming A True Leader
1. The right raw material
2. The right life experiences
3. Th...
Peter – The Right Raw Material
1. Inquisitiveness = Peter asked a lot of
questions.
15 Peter said, “Explain the parable to...
Peter – The Right Raw Material
2. Initiative = drive, ambition & energy
10 Then Simon Peter, who had a sword, drew
it and ...
Peter – The Right Raw Material
3. Involvement = In the middle of the action
28 “Lord,

if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell ...
Peter – The Right Life Experiences
29 “Come,”

he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat,
walked on the water and came ...
Peter – The Right Character
Peter went from…………to…………………….,
1. ……………………..Controlling to Submission,
2. ……………………..Impulsive...
John 18:1-14
Summary
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Jesus and Disciples in Garden of Gethsemane
Judas and soldiers come for Jesus
Peter cuts o...
Peter Cuts Off Malchus’ Ear
Jesus Warns Peter
John 13:36-38
36 Simon Peter asked him, “Lord, where are you
going?” Jesus replied, “Where I am going, y...
Peter’s 1st Denial of Jesus
John 18:15 – 18
15 Simon Peter and another disciple were following
Jesus. Because this discipl...
John 18:19-24
• Jesus questioned by former High Priest Annas
• Jesus is struck in face for “irreverent” answer
• Jesus sen...
Peter’s 2nd & 3rd Denial
John 18:25-27
25 Meanwhile, Simon Peter was still standing there
warming himself. So they asked h...
Matthew’s Account
Matthew 26: 69-75
69 Now Peter was sitting out in the courtyard, and a
servant girl came to him. “You al...
Matthew’s Account - continued
73 After

a little while, those standing there went up
to Peter and said, “Surely you are on...
Mark’s Account
Mark 14:72
72 Immediately the rooster crowed the second
time. Then Peter remembered the word Jesus
had spok...
Peter Denies Knowing JesusCaravaggio
How Do We Face Life After A Failure?
What is the difference between saying:
– “You’re a failure!”, and “You failed.”???
• ...
FAILURE
Facing Failure:
– Facing the reality of failure
– Facing the reason for failure
– Facing the result of failure
Facing Failure – The Reality
1. Facing the reality of failure
2 Corinthians 4:7-9
7 But we have this treasure in jars of c...
God is not surprised by our failure!
Psalms 103:13-14
13 As a father has compassion on his children, so the
LORD has compa...
Facing Failure – The Reason
2. Facing the reason for failure
2 Corinthians 4:17-18
17 For our light and momentary troubles...
Reasons for Failure
1. We fail now so that we may succeed later.
2. We fail in the incidental so that we may succeed
in th...
Facing Failure- The Result
3. Facing the result of failure
2 Corinthians 4:16
16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though
ou...
FIGHTING FAILURE
1.
2.
3.
4.

Acknowledge Your Failure.
Accept God’s Forgiveness.
Apply the Lessons of Failure Toward Succ...
Facing Failure
1. Acknowledge Your Failure
– All sin is a failure of some sort, but not all failure
is sin.

– Don’t be af...
Facing Failure
2. Accept God’s Forgiveness
– If our failure is due to sin, confess it and receive
God’s forgiveness.
– Scr...
Facing Failure
3. Apply the Lessons of Failure Toward Success
– Learn to use failure as a resource or opportunity
– Never ...
Facing Failure
4. Accept Failure As a Fact of Life, Not a Way of
Life
– Failure is an event, not a person.
– Failure is so...
Facing Failure
5. Arise From Failure and Start Again
– The temptation when we fail is to wallow in selfpity, to sulk, to f...
Facing Failure
6. Avoid Judging Failure in Others
1 Samuel 16:7
7 The LORD does not look at the things people
look at. Peo...
Peter’s Reinstatement
John 21:15-19
15 When they had finished eating, Jesus said to
Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do yo...
Peter’s Reinstatement
17 The

third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do
you love me?” Peter was hurt because Jesus...
Peter’s Death
• Jesus told Peter he would die as a martyr. (John
21:18-19).
• Scripture does not record Peter’s death.
• C...
Peter’s Crucifixion - Caravaggio
Peter’s Life Verse
2 Peter 3:18
18 But grow in the grace and knowledge of our
Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glor...
Scriptures to Overcome Failure
Psalms 37:23-24
23 The LORD makes firm the steps of the one who
delights in him; 24 though ...
Scriptures to Overcome Failure
Psalms 103:13-14
13 As a father has compassion on his children, so the
LORD has compassion ...
Scripture to Overcome Failure
Hebrews 4:16
16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace
with confidence, so that we may r...
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01 January 26, 2014, John 18;1-27 Peter Denies Knowing Jesus

  1. 1. John 18: 1-27 Peter Denies Knowing Jesus FACING YOUR FAILURE January 26, 2014 First Baptist Church Jackson, Mississippi USA
  2. 2. References • Slaying The Giants in Your Life by David Jeremiah • Twelve Ordinary Men by John MacArthur
  3. 3. Peter – The Leader • Four lists of the Apostles in New Testament – Matthew, Mark, Luke and Acts • The 12 are presented in three groups of four. • Group 1 – Peter, Andrew, James, & John – Peter always listed 1st as the Leader • Group 2 – Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas & Matthew • Group 3 – James(son of Alphaeus), Thaddeus, Simon the Zealot, Judas
  4. 4. The Inner Circle: Peter, James & John • • • • • Present at Mount of Transfiguration Present at Garden of Gethsemane with Jesus All were fishermen Came from the same area – Galilee Two sets of brothers: Peter and Andrew/ James and John • All had been friends a long time
  5. 5. Simon…Also Named Peter • Simon was a very common name for males. • At least 7 Simons in the Gospel accounts • Simon (Peter)was Simon Bar-Jonah or “Simon, Son of Jonah” • “Peter” was Jesus’ nickname for Simon • Peter means “rock” • When Jesus called him Simon – Chiding • When Jesus called him Peter - Commending
  6. 6. Matthew 16:16-19 16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” 17 Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven. 18 And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. 19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”
  7. 7. Saint Peter by Rubens
  8. 8. PETER – THE LEADER 3 Key Elements For Becoming A True Leader 1. The right raw material 2. The right life experiences 3. The right character qualities
  9. 9. Peter – The Right Raw Material 1. Inquisitiveness = Peter asked a lot of questions. 15 Peter said, “Explain the parable to us.” Matthew 15:15 21 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” Matthew 18:21
  10. 10. Peter – The Right Raw Material 2. Initiative = drive, ambition & energy 10 Then Simon Peter, who had a sword, drew it and struck the high priest’s servant, cutting off his right ear. (The servant’s name was Malchus.) John 18:10 16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” Matt 16:16
  11. 11. Peter – The Right Raw Material 3. Involvement = In the middle of the action 28 “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.” 29 “Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. Matthew 14:28-29
  12. 12. Peter – The Right Life Experiences 29 “Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!” 31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?” Matthew 14:29-31 22 Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. “Never, Lord!” he said. “This shall never happen to you!” 23 Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.” Matthew 16:22-23
  13. 13. Peter – The Right Character Peter went from…………to……………………., 1. ……………………..Controlling to Submission, 2. ……………………..Impulsiveness to Restraint, 3. ………………….....Pride to Humility, 4. ………………….....Hatred to Love, 5. ……………………..Harshness to Compassion, 6. and……………….Fear to Courage. Peter’s Epistles manifest this transformation!
  14. 14. John 18:1-14 Summary • • • • • Jesus and Disciples in Garden of Gethsemane Judas and soldiers come for Jesus Peter cuts off ear of High Priest’s Servant Jesus is arrested Jesus taken to Annas (High Priest Emeritus)
  15. 15. Peter Cuts Off Malchus’ Ear
  16. 16. Jesus Warns Peter John 13:36-38 36 Simon Peter asked him, “Lord, where are you going?” Jesus replied, “Where I am going, you cannot follow now, but you will follow later.” 37 Peter asked, “Lord, why can’t I follow you now? I will lay down my life for you.” 38 Then Jesus answered, “Will you really lay down your life for me? Very truly I tell you, before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times!
  17. 17. Peter’s 1st Denial of Jesus John 18:15 – 18 15 Simon Peter and another disciple were following Jesus. Because this disciple (John) was known to the high priest, he went with Jesus into the high priest’s courtyard, 16 but Peter had to wait outside at the door. The other disciple, who was known to the high priest, came back, spoke to the servant girl on duty there and brought Peter in. 17 “You aren’t one of this man’s disciples too, are you?” she asked Peter. He replied, “I am not.” 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.
  18. 18. John 18:19-24 • Jesus questioned by former High Priest Annas • Jesus is struck in face for “irreverent” answer • Jesus sent back to Caiaphas, the current High Priest • Jesus still bound in chains or restraints
  19. 19. Peter’s 2nd & 3rd Denial John 18:25-27 25 Meanwhile, Simon Peter was still standing there warming himself. So they asked him, “You aren’t one of his disciples too, are you?” He denied it, saying, “I am not.” 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 garden?” 27 Again Peter denied it, and at that moment a rooster began to crow.
  20. 20. Matthew’s Account 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!”
  21. 21. Matthew’s Account - continued 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. Matthew 26: 69-75
  22. 22. Mark’s Account Mark 14:72 72 Immediately the rooster crowed the second time. Then Peter remembered the word Jesus had spoken to him: “Before the rooster crows twice you will disown me three times.” And he broke down and wept. • How did Peter feel after denying Jesus?
  23. 23. Peter Denies Knowing JesusCaravaggio
  24. 24. How Do We Face Life After A Failure? What is the difference between saying: – “You’re a failure!”, and “You failed.”??? • One speaks to our character; • The latter speaks to one specific event in life. – Just because we fail one or many times, it does not mean we have been disqualified from the race to succeed!!
  25. 25. FAILURE Facing Failure: – Facing the reality of failure – Facing the reason for failure – Facing the result of failure
  26. 26. Facing Failure – The Reality 1. Facing the reality of failure 2 Corinthians 4:7-9 7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. 8 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. • The fact of failure is factored into our humanity. James 3:2a 2a We all stumble in many ways.
  27. 27. God is not surprised by our failure! Psalms 103:13-14 13 As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him; 14 for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust. • Andrew Whyte (Scottish preacher) ”Spiritual growth is the saints falling down and getting up, falling down and getting up, falling down and getting up, all the way to heaven.”
  28. 28. Facing Failure – The Reason 2. Facing the reason for failure 2 Corinthians 4:17-18 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. • There is purpose in our failure.
  29. 29. Reasons for Failure 1. We fail now so that we may succeed later. 2. We fail in the incidental so that we may succeed in the important. 3. We fail in the temporary so that we may succeed in the eternal. 4. We fail outwardly so that we may succeed inwardly. Peter Marshall – “It is better to fail in a cause that will ultimately succeed than to succeed in a cause that will ultimately fail.”
  30. 30. Facing Failure- The Result 3. Facing the result of failure 2 Corinthians 4:16 16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. • On a daily basis God is renewing our inner man. • The world is perishing, so we do not put our emphasis on the outward realm.
  31. 31. FIGHTING FAILURE 1. 2. 3. 4. Acknowledge Your Failure. Accept God’s Forgiveness. Apply the Lessons of Failure Toward Success. Accept Failure as a Fact of Life, NOT a Way of Life. 5. Arise from Failure and Start Again. 6. Avoid Judging Failure in Others.
  32. 32. Facing Failure 1. Acknowledge Your Failure – All sin is a failure of some sort, but not all failure is sin. – Don’t be afraid to admit it when you fail.
  33. 33. Facing Failure 2. Accept God’s Forgiveness – If our failure is due to sin, confess it and receive God’s forgiveness. – Scripture tells is that God is a forgiving God. 1 John 1:9 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
  34. 34. Facing Failure 3. Apply the Lessons of Failure Toward Success – Learn to use failure as a resource or opportunity – Never accept failure as the final judgment or assessment of our potential. – John Keats (English author) “Failure is in a sense the highway to success, inasmuch as every discovery of what is false leads us to seek earnestly after what is true, and every fresh experience points out some form of error which we shall afterward carefully avoid.”
  35. 35. Facing Failure 4. Accept Failure As a Fact of Life, Not a Way of Life – Failure is an event, not a person. – Failure is something that happens, not someone you become. – Peter preached with fire at Pentecost a couple of weeks after denying Jesus. – Peter failed, but he was NOT a failure.
  36. 36. Facing Failure 5. Arise From Failure and Start Again – The temptation when we fail is to wallow in selfpity, to sulk, to feel sorry for ourselves. – Best thing is to stand up, brush yourself off, and start moving forward again. – God wants you to be encouraged and trust Him for taking the next step.
  37. 37. Facing Failure 6. Avoid Judging Failure in Others 1 Samuel 16:7 7 The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.” – God views things differently than man • The rich man and the beggar in Luke 16:19-31 • A Pharisee and a tax collector in Luke 18:9-14 • A Pharisee and a prostitute in Luke 7:36-50
  38. 38. Peter’s Reinstatement John 21:15-19 15 When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” “Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.” 16 Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Take care of my sheep.”
  39. 39. Peter’s Reinstatement 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. 18 Very truly I tell you, when you were younger you dressed yourself and went where you wanted; but when you are old you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will dress you and lead you where you do not want to go.” 19 Jesus said this to indicate the kind of death by which Peter would glorify God. Then he said to him, “Follow me!” John 21:15-19
  40. 40. Peter’s Death • Jesus told Peter he would die as a martyr. (John 21:18-19). • Scripture does not record Peter’s death. • Church history records that he was crucified. • Clement recorded that he had to watch the crucifixion of his wife first. • Last words to his wife were, “Remember the Lord.” • Peter crucified upside down – declared he was unworthy to die as his Lord had died.
  41. 41. Peter’s Crucifixion - Caravaggio
  42. 42. Peter’s Life Verse 2 Peter 3:18 18 But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.
  43. 43. Scriptures to Overcome Failure Psalms 37:23-24 23 The LORD makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him; 24 though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with his hand. Psalms 103:10 10 He does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities.
  44. 44. Scriptures to Overcome Failure Psalms 103:13-14 13 As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him; 14 for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust. Philippians 1:6 6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
  45. 45. Scripture to Overcome Failure Hebrews 4:16 16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

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