Following…At A Distance (Luke 22:54-62)

Following at a Distance Luke 22

(Luke 22:54-62)

I. Associating with the enemies of God

    A. Peter didn’t want to get too close to Jesus (Luke 22:54; John 18:15-16)
    B. Peter didn’t object to sitting with His enemies though (Luke 22:55; Psalm 1:1; Ephesians 5:8-11)
    C. He didn’t want to stand out in the crowd (Luke 22:56-57; 1 Peter 4:1-4)

II. The danger of the “little white lie”

    A. His attempt to stay incognito (Luke 22:56-58)
    B. Are you ashamed of the Lord, His church, His truth? (1 Peter 3:15)

III. One sin often leads to more sin

    A. The arrest in Gethsemane (Luke 22:49-50; John 18:10-11; Luke 22:51; John 18:26-27; Luke 22:60)
    B. Easier and easier to repeat sin, sometimes out of self-preservation

IV. How do we respond to our error?

    A. Caught red-handed (Luke 22:60-61)
    B. The omnipresence of God (Hebrews 4:13)
    C. Godly sorrow (Luke 22:62; 1 John 1:9)

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