Peter | Nothing Wasted Week 3 | Lehi
SERIES THESIS: God never wastes a hurt but WE do.
It’s alarming to watch the FAITHFUL fall.
Past mistakes will either be heavy BAGGAGE or a great TEACHER.
Matthew 26:33 Peter replied, “Even if all fall away on account of you, I never will.”
Matthew 26:34-35 “Truly I tell you,” Jesus answered, “this very night, before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times. But Peter declared, “Even if I have to die with you, I will never disown you.” And all the other disciples said the same.
Matthew 26:69-75 Now Peter was sitting out in the courtyard, and a servant girl came to him. “You also were with Jesus of Galilee,” she said. But he denied it before them all. “I don’t know what you’re talking about,” he said. Then he went out to the gateway, where another servant girl saw him and said to the people there, “This fellow was with Jesus of Nazareth.” He denied it again, with an oath: “I don’t know the man!” After a little while, those standing there went up to Peter and said, “Surely you are one of them; your accent gives you away.” Then he began to call down curses, and he swore to them, “I don’t know the man! Immediately a rooster crowed. Then Peter remembered the word Jesus had spoken: “Before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times.” And he went outside and wept bitterly.
Can I be FAITHFUL after a failure?
1 Peter 1:3-5 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.
QUESTION: Can I lose my salvation?
It’s an inheritance that can never PERISH, SPOIL, or FADE.
If you could lose your salvation, you would. - John Macarthur
Your insights will be someone else’s BREAKTHROUGH.
2 Peter 1:5-9 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But whoever does not have them is nearsighted and blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their past sins.
Your past should not CONTROL you, but it should CAUTION you.
BOTTOM LINE: Your failure can help someone stay FAITHFUL.
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