Cross Fellowship Church Black Forest
Graves Into Gardens - "Failure Fatale"? - Dr. Bob Bender, Campus Pastor
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  • Cross Fellowship Church Black Forest
    10915 Black Forest Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80908, USA
    Sunday 8:15 AM, Sunday 9:45 AM, Sunday 11:15 AM
My failure is not final
There are failures in the Christian life (internal and spiritual) which we must overcome and there are failures in the life of the Christian (external and circumstantial) which we must see
as an opportunity.
My failure is not final
There are failures in the Christian life (internal and spiritual) which we must overcome.

Failure is inevitable
Failure is consequential
Failure is preventable
My failure is not final
There are failures in the Christian life (internal and spiritual) which we must overcome.

“For a righteous person falls seven times and rises again, but the wicked stumble in time of calamity.”
– Proverbs 24:16
My failure is not final
There are failures in the Christian life (internal and spiritual) which we must overcome.

“I do not condemn you.
Go and sin no more.”
– John 8:11
My failure is not final
There are failures in the life of the Christian (external and circumstantial)
which we must see as an opportunity.
My failure is not final
There are failures in the life of the Christian (external and circumstantial) which we must see as an opportunity.

“Now the Lord was with Judah and they took possession of the hill country but they could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley because they had iron chariots.”
– Judges 1:19
My failure is not final
God is not so much concerned what we go through as how we go through it.
My failure is not final
There are failures in the Christian life (internal and spiritual)
which we must overcome.
My failure is not final
There are failures in the Christian life (internal and spiritual) which we must overcome.

When we mess up,
we must fess up.
My failure is not final
There are failures in the Christian life (internal and spiritual) which we must overcome.

Re: DVR
My failure is not final
Re: DVR
Devotional – “Love Me” (vv. 15-17)
My failure is not final
Re: DVR
Devotional – “Love Me” (vv. 15-17) Volitional – “Follow Me” (vv. 18-19)
My failure is not final
Re: DVR
Devotional – “Love Me” (vv. 15-17) Volitional – “Follow Me” (vv. 18-19)

“But Peter taking his stand with the 11…”
– Acts 2:14
My failure is not final
Re: DVR
Devotional – “Love Me” (vv. 15-17) Volitional – “Follow Me” (vv. 18-19)
Relational – “Focus on Me” (vv. 20-23)
My failure is not final
Re: DVR
Devotional – “Love Me” (vv. 15-17) Volitional – “Follow Me” (vv. 18-19)
Relational – “Focus on Me” (vv. 20-23)

“I don’t know all the keys to success but one key to failure is trying to please everyone. Being controlled by the opinions of others is a guaranteed way to miss God’s purpose.” - Rick Warren
My failure is not final

“For a righteous person falls seven times and rises again, but the wicked stumble in time of calamity.”
– Proverbs 24:16
My failure is not final
“For a righteous person falls seven times and rises again, but the wicked stumble in time of calamity.”
– Proverbs 24:16
My failure is not final: RE:DVR
Devotional – “Love Me” (vv. 15-17) Volitional – “Follow Me” (vv. 18-19)
Relational – “Focus on Me” (vv. 20-23)
Our Failure Focus
Feelings Faith
Pain Grace
Shame Love
Unforgiveness Forgiveness
Inaction Action
Failure Success