Summary: There’s nothing wrong with falling if you just know how. Then get back up.
Have any of you ever experienced Failure?
Not a littl one either---I mean a good failure?
When I read about the disciples, I’m always encouraged
When I read about Peter, I feel really encouraged
Peter always said the wrong thing at the wrong time
Let’s talk about “What to do about failure?”
First time I went snow skiing. Getting on lift- Got on skis---took off--I didn’t know how to stop
SO I JUST FELL--- NOT VERY GRACEFULLY
Took Lessons finally,
The instructor said, “I’m going to teach you how to fall.”
I thought, "I already know"
So let’s learn:
How to fall, how to get back up, how to keep from falling again
That’s what Jesus wants to teach us.
1. All of us blow it
Peter had promise he would never deny Him
Have you ever made a promise to God we didn’t keep
God never breaks his promise
I do though-
Not eat so much
Get up early and pray- all spiritual people pray early-
I tried that and fell asleep
16:13-18- Even after a moment of breakthrough- You can still blow it
16:21-23- "Don’t talk like that Lord, It scares all the boys"
“Then Peter answered” no one asked him anything
God had to shut him up
All of us blow it many, many times
When God says it’s enough, it’s enough
We have to learn to quit stating our case to God
Blowing it Hurts- When we say something wrong we feel stupid
When break a promise to God= we hurt
Luke 22:31-32- Why would Satan want Peter- He saw, what God saw--A mighty man of God
Who stood up at Pentecost
Silver and Gold
There is no other name under heaven
Laid sick in street, so his shadow would touch
Who did they call when a lady died
So when you think Satan’s after you
That might not be a bad thing
Maybe You’re worth sifting
God doesn’t see today- he sees tomorrow
And the more you blow it, the more potential you have
Only risk takers fail-
But only people that fall, know how to get up
Satan knows that===That’s why he’s trying to keep you down
Jesus told that angel, Peter’s hurting and he might not come, but you make sure he comes
The more times you blow it seeking Jesus, the more he sees you
"Though a righteous man may fall 7 times, he gets back up."