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Surely not I? (Mark 14:17-31)

Ciaran Loughran, October 13, 2019
Part of the Gospel of Mark series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

As Jesus ate with his closest friends he told them one of them was going to betray him, and they all would fall away. Protesting their innocence and firm commitment to Jesus they all said, 'surely not I?' I wonder if you and I say the same thing about our commitment to Jesus. And if we do, where can we find hope in our lack of faithfulness to God? Listen to this sermon to find out.

Tags: bible, boast, Christ, cleanse, communion, cross, deny, father, follow, god, gospel, grace, Jesus, last supper, love, obey, peace

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Mark 14:17-31

17And in the evening he cometh with the twelve. 18And as they sat and did eat, Jesus said, Verily I say unto you, One of you which eateth with me shall betray me. 19And they began to be sorrowful, and to say unto him one by one, Is it I? and another said, Is it I? 20And he answered and said unto them, It is one of the twelve, that dippeth with me in the dish. 21The Son of man indeed goeth, as it is written of him: but woe to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! good were it for that man if he had never been born. 22And as they did eat, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and brake it, and gave to them, and said, Take, eat: this is my body. 23And he took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them: and they all drank of it. 24And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many. 25Verily I say unto you, I will drink no more of the fruit of the vine, until that day that I drink it new in the kingdom of God. 26And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives. 27And Jesus saith unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered. 28But after that I am risen, I will go before you into Galilee. 29But Peter said unto him, Although all shall be offended, yet will not I. 30And Jesus saith unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this day, even in this night, before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice. 31But he spake the more vehemently, If I should die with thee, I will not deny thee in any wise. Likewise also said they all. (KJV)

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