Mark 14:53-72

This week we finally finish up the 72-verse long chapter 14 of Mark’s gospel! In this final section we move to the courtyard where the high priest and a partial Sanhedrin condemn Jesus in the middle of the night, breaking many of their own rules of order to do so. The focus turns to Peter, however, and his blatant and strong denial of even knowing Jesus as he watches the proceedings from a distance. Pastor Steve applied this picture of a serious fall to our own lives and had us consider the restoring grace of Jesus even when we fall in such a significant way! May we realize that we need to get back up and find God’s grace when we fail and find ourselves potentially even more valuable for ministry after we have been restored.