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WHAT IF I FALL? (How To Face Failure And Recover From It)

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Sermon shared by Randy Bataanon

December 2013
Summary: Normally, Training Institutions and tons of books taught us how to win. But this time, the greatest teacher of all is instructing his students how to face failure and recover from its devastating effect. When every body is talking positively about winning
Audience: General adults
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DISCUSSION:

I Ė FAILURE IS PART OF OUR LIFE AND EVEN JESUS UNDERSTAND ITS PURPOSE

Mat 26:31 Then Jesus told them, This very night you will all fall away on account of me, for it is written: íI will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.í

PETERíS FAILURE IN DENYING CHRIST

Mat 26:69 Now Peter was sitting out in the courtyard, and a servant girl came to him. You also were with Jesus of Galilee, she said.

Mat 26:70 But he denied it before them all. I donít know what youíre talking about, he said.

Mat 26:71 Then he went out to the gateway, where another girl saw him and said to the people there, This fellow was with Jesus of Nazareth.

Mat 26:72 He denied it again, with an oath: I donít know the man!

Mat 26:73 After a little while, those standing there went up to Peter and said, Surely you are one of them, for your accent gives you away.

Mat 26:74 Then he began to call down curses on himself and he swore to them, I donít know the man! Immediately a cock crowed.

Mat 26:75 Then Peter remembered the word Jesus had spoken: Before the cock crows, you will disown me three times. And he went outside and wept bitterly.

Failure is inevitable to all Christ followers; in fact Jesus foretold that his disciples will all fall away.

God did not cause our failure. Our failure is not Godís mistake. But God did not use His sovereign power to shield us from experiencing fall for divine reasons.

The great Michael Jordan once said:

Iíve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. Iíve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, Iíve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. Iíve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.

GOOD PEOPLE STUMBLE AND FALL FOR A REASON

If the sparrows will not fall unless thereís Godís permission, how much more are the people of God.

Mat 10:29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny ? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father.

Mat 10:30 And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.

Mat 10:31 So donít be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.

GOD USE OUR FALLING TO TRANSFORM US INTO A NEW LIFE

Joh 12:24 I tell you the truth, unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.

Joh 12:25 The man who loves his life will lose it, while the man who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.

Before I fall, my life is full of pride and self confidence. But when I experience falling, I learned to surrender my life to God fully. I am no longer interested about my reputation. I started to live for the glory of God and not for my own. Through His grace, God can even use our mistakes to make us better.

II Ė JESUS IS ALWAYS READY TO CATCH US WHEN WE FALL

Mat 26:32 But after I have risen, I will go ahead of you into Galilee.

Once they fall, Jesus expected them
Comments and Shared Ideas
Roy Chukwuemeka
January 12, 2013
Wonderful, simple message in practical biblical examples. I want to preach it just like it is...so simple that anyone can grab its applicataion in any situation. . Thanks so much!
Akin Akinsipe
January 3, 2013
A very good message that is backed-up step by step with the Scriptures!

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