15 Oct Love Restores, 10/14/2018
Intro: Rocking Chair Scene
Don’t we do that with God? We run? Why?
Transition: The Bible is full of stories of people running away
Adam and Eve
Peter’s Spiritual Formation
Calling: Follow me and he followed
Let out into the deep- catch of fish
Who do people say that I am – You are the Christ
Your name will be Cephas- the Rock
Satan Get behind me
Don’t wash my feet- wash all of me John 13
Jesus says you can’t go with me- Peter says “I’ll lay my life down for you” Mark 14:29
Luke 22: 31-34 Jesus prays for Peter “Simon Simon Satan has asked to sift all of you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, Simon that your faith may not fail. And WHEN you have turned back, strengthen your brothers- Luke 22:31-32
Peter replies: Lord I am ready to go with you to prison and to death.
Jesus I tell you, Peter before the rooster crows today you will deny 3x that you know me.
The Denial: Luke 22:54-61
“just as he was speaking, the rooster crowed. The Lord turned and looked straight at Peter then Peter remembered the word the Lord had spoken to him. . . And he went outside and wept bitterly”
Mark 16:5-7 go tell his disciples and Peter
Luke 24: 8-12 Disciples don’t believe but Peter runs to tomb
John 20 Peter and John race to tomb Peter runs right in
1 Co. 15:5 That he appeared to Cephas and then to the 12
LOVE Restores – John 21
Peter goes back to what he knows- Fishing
Failure as a disciple. Others go with him
Doesn’t catch anything etc
Jesus restores Peter John 21: 15-19
Do you love me more than these?
Agapeà Phileo – feed my lambs
Agapeà Phileo – take care of my sheep
Phileoà Phileo – feed my sheep
Conclusion: HOPE & RESTORATION
To Adam and Eve- Where are you?
To Elijah – A still small voice
To Jonah – second chance calling in belly fish
To Prodigal – while he was far off his father saw him and was filled with compassion for
Him; and he ran to his son
Peter- Jesus restores and re=instates—NO FAILURE IS FATAL
Little Ingrid: COME HOME
Some of you have been running away for a long time. You have felt like a failure, a disappointment. Hopeless. Or maybe Running from a calling, running from others. SHAME/FEAR/EMBARRASSMENT
God is looking for you – he wants to restore you, reinstate you, invite you home
PLAY: Come Home Running.