Matthew 26:57-75

  1. The trials of Jesus and Peter were running concurrently, but with such different results.
    What was Peter’s failure, and what was the reason for it?
    Do you see any difference between this and the failure of Judas?
  2. Verses 59-68. In what ways was the trial of Jesus unworthy of the name of justice?
    In contrast note the majesty of Jesus at this point.
    What would you consider the salient characteristics of his witness here?

Note. Verse 64. ‘Yes, it is as you say’ is more than the equivalent of ‘Yes’. It indicates that Christ’s Kingship was real, but different from the concept in Caiaphas’ mind.