Denying Christ

gerritvanhonthorst_thedenialofstpeter 26 One of the high priest’s servants, a relative of the man whose ear Peter had cut off, challenged him, “Didn’t I see you with him in the garden?” 27 Again Peter denied it, and at that moment a rooster began to crow.

John 18:26-27

It troubles me to wonder how many times I have denied Christ? History has been pretty hard on Peter, but just as “all have “sinned and fallen short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23), each one of us has denied Christ in some way or another.

Do my words deny Christ? How about the choice or tone of my words? Do my priorities deny Christ? Do my habits deny Christ? Do my spending habits deny Christ? Does my attitude deny Christ?

If before traveling to earth, aliens from another planet read and understood the New Testament, would they recognize me as a follower of Jesus?

Often our words affirm Christ, but our living denies Him. How many of us have worked with someone who preaches the most, but is also the most selfish, most divisive, and most high maintenance? God help us to be transformed by His Spirit working in us so we may truly affirm that Jesus is the Christ.

March 31st, 2015 by

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