All Nations Community Church
This three-week series addresses our DNA in Christ. Our Christ-centered DNA describes the center of who we are as a church. Who we are personally, corporately, and functionally all come from our DNA. We will define this DNA in our love, truth, fellowship, and the transforming power of the Holy Spirit.
Locations & Times
  • All Nations Community Church
    18620 Kedzie Ave, Homewood, IL 60430, USA
    Sunday 9:45 AM
Background (Peter)The life of Peter reveals…
FAILURE, Matt. 26:69-75
- The Pattern of Failure - Peter had boasted that he would never forsake the Lord, Luke 22:33-34.
o When the time came and Jesus was arrested, Peter, like all the others forsook Jesus and fled, Matt. 26:56.
o v. 58 Peter decided to follow the Lord and see what happened, but that he followed Jesus "afar off."

- The Pain of It - When Peter denied the Lord that night, the Bible tells us that he went out and "wept bitterly (Luke 22:62)." He knew that he had wronged the Lord.

Principle #1: Failure happens, don’t get DISCOURAGED!

FOOLISHNESS (John 21:3)is revealed in…
- Choices - After the resurrection, Peter must have assumed that his ministry was over. He had denied the Lord and so he decided to return to the old way of life. Remember: Peter had been called to forsake all those things and to follow Jesus, Matt. 4:19.

- Course - When Peter went back to the old life, he took others with him.

Principle #2: Failure happens, don’t get DISTRACTED!
When experience failure (whatever that may look like), remember…

I. We have a FRIEND, vv. 4-17
-vv. 4-7 He finds us
- vv. 9-14 He feeds us
- vv. 15-17 He frees us

Principle #3: Failure happens, don’t TRIP! He’s not through with you!!!

II. We still have a FUTURE, vv. 18-19.
What would the future hold for us?
- vv. 18-19a One Of Sacrifice
- v. 19b One of Service
- v. 19c One Of Surrender

Principle #4: Failure happens, don’t WORRY about a thing!
Talk it over:
1. What was the big take away from today's message?
2. Why is the story of the disciples fishing good news for tired Christians?
3. Describe a time in your life when you felt like everything was going wrong. How do these times reveal the object of your trust?
4. How has following Jesus changed your priorities?

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