"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine,
for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man
of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works."
-- 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Big Idea: Self-confidence leads to disillusionment, but faith in Christ leads to deliverance.
II. False Testimony
A. Peter’s commitment was about him. Mark 14:53-54
B. Jesus testimony was flawless. Mark 14:55-59; John 2:19, 18:13
A. Jesus had nothing to prove. Mark 14:60-61a
B. Jesus truthfully declared Himself our Judge. Daniel 7:13-14; Mark 14:61b-62
A. The high priest’s devotion was a show. Mark 14:63-64; John 3:1-21
B. Jesus humbled Himself but would soon be exalted. Mark 14:65
A. Peter defended himself. Matthew 26:73; Mark 14:66-71; Luke 22:61
B. Jesus restores. Matthew 16:18; Mark 14:72; Luke 22:32; John 1:42; Ephesians 5:27; 1 Peter 5:10
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