The Danger of Delusion

As I studied Mark 14 this past week, I kept wondering how could Peter fall so far, so fast? How could a man who loved his Lord and swore allegiance to him almost immediately deny he even knew the man? In this message, we look at Peter’s courtyard denial, and the problem of self-deception in our world today. You can download the sermon from our church podcast, or stream using the media player below.

2 thoughts on “The Danger of Delusion”

  1. An interesting note I see in Mark 14:53-65 is that the priests weren’t getting the testimony that they needed for a conviction. They were getting nowhere. Jesus Himself gave them the confession that He was God the Son, which they mistakenly took as blasphemy. In doing so, He purposefully ensured that the crucifixion would happen and His mission to redeem a lost world moved on.

    1. Great observation. His atoning sacrifice was in the fullness of time, and strictly voluntary. “No one takes my life from me, but I lay it down of my own accord” (Jn. 10:18).

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