Jesus is denied by Peter

Then they seized him and led him away, bringing him into the high priest's house, and Peter was following at a distance. And when they had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard and sat down together, Peter sat down among them. Then a servant girl, seeing him as he sat in the light and looking closely at him, said, “This man also was with him.” But he denied it, saying, “Woman, I do not know him.” And a little later someone else saw him and said, “You also are one of them.” But Peter said, “Man, I am not.” And after an interval of about an hour still another insisted, saying, “Certainly this man also was with him, for he too is a Galilean.” But Peter said, “Man, I do not know what you are talking about.” And immediately, while he was still speaking, the rooster crowed. And the Lord turned and looked at Peter. And Peter remembered the saying of the Lord, how he had said to him, “Before the rooster crows today, you will deny me three times.” And he went out and wept bitterly.

(Luke 22:54-62)

Look in the mirror.  What do you see? 

By his own assessment, Peter, the rock, was confident he would stand by Jesus through everything.  Yet, before the sun rose in the morning he had already turned his back and denied Jesus three times.

Now look in the mirror again

Do you have any masks that you put on? 

In your everyday life would people be able to identify you as a follower of Jesus?

Do you avoid bringing up Jesus in conversations because it is uncomfortable?

Or do you bring up Jesus and defend the truth at every opportunity?

Take one of the Easter invitation cards with you tonight as a way to invite someone to Easter.Jesus endured everything, the sins of the entire world, for all time, so that we could have eternal life with Him and the Father in Heaven.Say a prayer that God would help you stand firm in your faith as you share that good news with those that need to hear it.