The leaders question Jesus…

and Peter tells lies

An EasyEnglish Story Unit (AEE) from Matthew’s Good News

Joyce Ferrie




After Jesus was arrested, they took him to the leaders.

The leaders asked him questions.

Bad men told lies about Jesus.

The chief leader asked, “Are you the Son of God?”

Jesus said, “Yes, it is as you say.”

The leader was very angry.

“It is very wrong to say that you are God’s Son.

You must die for saying that.”

Some of the men spat on Jesus.

They hit him with their fists.

They hurt Jesus.



But we know that Jesus is

the Son of God.




Peter followed Jesus.


He waited in the yard outside the leader’s house.

A servant girl said, “You were with Jesus.”

“I do not know what you are talking about”, said Peter.


Another woman said, “This man was with Jesus.”

“I do not even know the man”, Peter said.


Later, some men said to Peter,

“You are a friend of Jesus.”

Peter shouted, “I do not know the man.”

Peter heard a cock crow; it was early morning.

Peter remembered what Jesus had said to him.

“Before the cock crows you will say that you do not know me.”


Peter was sorry that he had told lies.

Peter went away weeping.



Matthew 26:57-75.


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