Mark 14:27-31,66-72 Reading the Passage

How to Successfully Combat Temptation – Mark 14:27-31, 66-72

14 (27) Jesus said to them, All of you will desert me, for it is written, I will strike the shepherd and the sheep shall be scattered. (28) However, after I have risen, I will go before you into Galilee. (29) But Peter said to him, Although all the others may desert you, I will not. (30) Jesus said to him, I tell you the truth, today—this very night—before the rooster crows twice, you will deny me three times. (31) But he insisted vehemently, Even if I must die with you, I will not deny you. And all the others said the same…

66) While Peter was below in the courtyard, one of the maidservants of the high priest came by. (67) Seeing Peter warming himself, she looked at him and said, You also were with that Nazarene, Jesus. (68) But he denied it, saying, I neither know nor understand what you are saying. Then he went out to the entryway; and the rooster crowed. (69) When the maidservant saw him, she again began to say to those who were standing around, This is one of them. (70) But he again denied it. After a little while, once again those who were standing around said to Peter, Surely you are one of them, for you are a Galilean. (71) But he began to invoke a curse upon himself and he swore to them, I do not know the man of whom you speak. (72) Immediately the rooster crowed the second time. Then Peter remembered the word Jesus had spoken to him, Before the rooster crows twice, you shall deny me three times. And he broke down and wept.

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