Preparing for Life after Failure

Monday is for Discussion

Peter's Denial 2Luke 22:31-34
31 “Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you, that he might sift you like wheat, 32 but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.” 33 Peter said to him, “Lord, I am ready to go with you both to prison and to death.” 34 Jesus said, “I tell you, Peter, the rooster will not crow this day, until you deny three times that you know me.”

Simple Observations:

  • Jesus knows Peter is going to fail in his service.
  • Jesus has prayed that Peter’s faith would not fail.
  • And Jesus tells Peter, before Peter fails in his service, that he (Jesus) is not finished with him and that he has a job for him to do, … when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.
  • Jesus prepared Peter for life after failure.

Peter’s story is our story.

  • Jesus knows we are going to fail in our service and commitment to him.
  • Jesus has prayed for us (John 17:20).
  • And Jesus is not finished with us.

Question:
How are you preparing young disciples for life in Christ after failure?


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