1. Read the headings in Mark 14:66-15:5.

  2. Highlight verse 72 of chapter 14 and verse 2 of chapter 15.

  3. Read Mark 14:66-15:5.

  4. Consider the following questions.

Look at the three accusations (verses 67, 69, and 70) and Peter's three denials (verses 68, 70, and 71).  How are they similar? different?

After hearing the rooster's crowing, it says in verse 72 that Peter "broke down and cried."  What caused Peter the greatest grief?

  • He was ashamed of his weakness.

  • He realized how dreadfully he had failed Jesus.

  • He was afraid he had committed an unforgivable sin.

  • He didn't know what he would tell the other disciples.

What do you think Peter did next?

What event in your life caused or causes you to break down and cry? How might the story of Peter give you some encouragement?

In verse 2, Jesus is called King of the Jews for the first time.  How is this title significant? Why would it be of concern to Pilate?

In 15:5, why does Jesus remain silent? About what exactly is Pilate amazed?