Peter From Cussing To Christ
Peter’s denial by his words. (Matthew 26:67-75, NKJV)
- Peter allowed this situation to cause him to stop following, depending on, leading, and teaching about Jesus.
- Has something happened in your life that has caused you to stop following Jesus?
Peter’s denial by his deeds. (John 21:3-20, NKJV)
- Peter cursed—denied Jesus –Now he is going back to living just like he did before meeting Jesus.
- When we run from Jesus we not only influence others to do the wrong thing, what we ran to is really not what we thought it would be—they caught NOTHING.
- Outside of Jesus you will be nothing—you are always missing something, always looking to the wrong people, always looking at wrong places.
Jesus lack of denial.
- You may have left Jesus—but Jesus will not leave you!
- Many times we have gotten so far away from Jesus we don’t even recognize Him—His voice is His presence.
- When we go back to living life the same way we did before we met Jesus—we will not be effective.
- It is more about being willing to obey than what you are doing.
- The first thing we need to do is do whatever it takes to get closer to Jesus.
- We need to make sure we don’t drop our nets—we need to do whatever it takes to drag the fish (people) Jesus blessed us with.
- Jesus wants a type of fellowship with Him, others, and us.
- #3 is for completeness—The trinity is three: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
- When Jesus died for our sins it was complete—it is finished.
- When you ask Jesus to forgive your sins—it is completely forgiven.
- We can’t really have a new beginning, fresh start until we are FINISHED and completely through with our old life.
The Result of a REDIAL—How God used Peter’s Leftovers.
- God can only use your leftovers when you have left behind what is blocking the blessing.
- What is it you need to leave behind that’s blocking your blessings?
- Once Peter redialed—went back to Jesus, He went from blame to boldness—from being a coward to great (Acts 4:13, NKJV)
- People can tell when you have been with Jesus—it is not what you know it is Who you know! (Acts 2:41, NKJV)