STAYING CONNECTED – TOGETHER WE ENDURE
THROUGH LIFE’S UPS AND DOWNS – JESUS IS THERE!
(How Do We Make It Though Our Highs and Lows)
I Peter 4:12
I SUMMARY OF PETERS UPS AND DOWNS IN HIS LIFE
- Walks on Water
- Confesses Jesus is Christ
- Mt. of Transfiguration
- Casting out demons
- "I will never deny you"
- Sinks in water
- Gets called Satan
- Falls down in fear
- Little faith
- "You will deny me 3 times"
- Cuts off an ear
- Flees after Jesus' arrrest
- Follows at a distance
- Denies Jesus 3 times
- "Here's how you will die"
II OUR FAITH IN JESUS HELPS US MAKE IT THROUGH OUR UPS AND DOWNS
A. IF YOU DON’T KNOW JESUS AS SAVIOR THEN THE UPS AND DOWNS IN
LIFE ARE ALL THERE IS FOR YOU
B. BUT WITH JESUS, WE KNOW HE IS USING EVERYTHING FOR HIS GLORY AND FOR OUR GOOD
C. AS WE GROW WITH JESUS, IT’S NOT THAT OUR LOWS DISAPPEAR - IT’S JUST THAT OUR LOWS NO LONGER DEFINE OR DEFEAT US
D. WITH JESUS, WE HAVE A HOPE BEYOND THE UPS AND DOWNS OF THIS WORLD