Week 2 : “Reconnect”: Fully Restored
(Reclaiming Those of the Family of Faith)
“Then the master told his servant, ‘Go out to the roads and country lanes and compel them to come in, so that my house will be full. - Luke 14:23
When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” “Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.” 16 Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Take care of my sheep.” 17 The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my sheep." - John 21:15-17
Have you ever blown it? I mean you really messed up with God? You said you wouldn’t do something or be involved in something or think something or say something . . . you know what I am saying?
As a result of your failure, you have been overwhelmed with guilt and shame . . . to the point you have not wanted to come to church, or read your Bible or pray or even be around other Believers.
Open mouth and insert foot – Peter’s Big Blunder: “Lord, I would be willing to die for you. Even if everyone else forsakes you, I never will!”
Peter’s Response to Failure – John 21:3-7
A Determined Return (v. 3)
Discouraging Effort (v. 3)
Dimmed Sensitivity (vv. 4-7)
Jesus’ Response to Failure – John 21:9-17
Devine Protection (vv. 9-10, 12-13)
Delightful Restoration (vv.15-17)
- 3,000 Souls saved Acts 2:41
- 5,000 Souls saved Acts 4:4
LIVE IT OUT
What is the source of your shame and guilt today?
Will you take steps to allow Jesus to restore you today?
Do you know for certain if you died today, you would go to heaven?