Part 1, Denial

Witness the emotional turmoil of events before Easter Sunday through the man who watched from the sidelines. Spoken word by Dai Woolridge from the perspective of Peter.

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Witness the emotional turmoil of events before Easter Sunday through the man who watched from the side-lines.

Powerful spoken word poem by Dai Woolridge from Peter’s perspective of Palm Sunday, the Lord’s Supper, Gethsemane and Jesus’ trial. Watch as Peter, who swore he’d never betray Jesus, recounts his denial and Jesus’ seemingly heart-breaking defeat.

Despite the best will and intentions in the world, like Peter, we all fail. We all deny Jesus and choose ourselves when push comes to shove.

Yet this lowest moment in Peter’s life is about to be completely reversed. This isn’t the end of the story. Don’t miss Part 2 Resurrection.

(This resource was filmed in February 2021 at Dunraven castle ruins and Southern Down beach, and in line with COVID-19 guidelines.)

Possible Discussion Questions

  • In what ways are you like Peter?
  • How has this poem helped you understand what Jesus willingly went through for failing, stumbling followers like Peter?

Related Bible Reference

  • Matthew 20:18-19


Written and performed by Dai Woolridge

Dai Woolridge is a Welsh poet, author and an award winning spoken word artist. Dai loves it when Wales do well in the rugby, is married to Cath and lives in Pontypridd.

Directed by Andy Toovey

Andy Toovey is founder and director at 2V Studios based in South Wales. Furthermore Andy is also co-founder of TorFilm, a community group aiming to encourage and provide opportunities for narrative filmmaking in Torfaen, South Wales.

Produced by Bible Society

The Bible Society take the Bible and find ways to translate and distribute it, create digital formats, advocate for its place in society and help people relate to and make sense of it in their everyday lives.

Produced with Spoken Truth

Spoken Truth is a resource made by Dai Woolridge, who creates short films which aim to communicate the timeless truths of the Gospel message.

Sound production Joe O Hare

Licence Agreement

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You are granted permission to use the video in:

1) Offline services, school assemblies or lessons, groups or at events (including youth, kids and midweek groups and events)

2) Online services or assemblies that are streamed or pre-recorded. (For online services, the content video you have purchased should be part of a complete church service which must be at least 20 minutes long.)

3) Online small groups meeting over Zoom or a similar video call platforms.

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