We cannot hide our discipleship 

New Testament: Luke 22.56–60

To read the Bible in a year, read Luke 22.54–71 on May 1, In the year of our Lord Christ 2023

By Don Ruhl 

During the trial of Jesus, Peter thought that he could hide the fact that he was a follower of Jesus Christ, but it did not work, because a certain servant girl saw him and said to others, “This man was also with him.” 

However, Peter claimed not to know Jesus. Then another person made the same claim and yet again, Peter denied knowing Jesus, “Man, I am not!” 

Then an hour later another person stated that Peter was with Jesus, but Peter claimed not to know what that person was saying. 

With that, the rooster crowed as Jesus had prophesied would happen (Luke 22.56-60). 

People knew Peter was a disciple of Christ. Why was he at the trial of Christ? When Jesus had taught publicly, people saw Peter there in a prominent place. Moreover, I suspect that after three and a half years of associating with Jesus, Peter had begun to change his personality to become more like Christ. Those things just cannot be hidden. 

Have you tried to hide who you are in Christ? You will not fool people. 


  • Why are believers sometimes embarrassed to be believers? 
  • What have you done to make yourself stronger in your discipleship? 

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Don preaches with the Savage Street Church of Christ in Grants Pass, Oregon. 

Listen to his sermons here: GrantsPassChurchOfChrist.com

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