From Failure to Forgiveness

From Failure to Forgiveness
(Mark 14:66-72)

I. Peter’s Rejection (Mark 14:66-71; John 18:15,17,26; Matthew 26:72; Luke 22:58-59)

II. Peter’s Reasons
A. Pride (Mark 14:27-28; Proverbs 16:18; 1 Corinthians 10:12)
B. Defiance (Mark 14:31; Zechariah 13:7)
C. Prayerlessness and Indifference (Mark 14:33-38)
D. Impulsiveness (Mark 14:47)
E. Following at a Distance (Mark 14:54; James 4:8)

III. Peter’s Remorse (Mark 14:72; Luke 22:61; 1 John 1:9)

IV. Peter’s Restoration (Mark 16:7; John 21:15-17)

For Further Study: Peter addresses some of the problems that led to his own failure in First and Second Peter. He writes about pride (1 Peter 5:5-6), disobedience (1 Peter 1:2; 3:1; 4:17), prayerlessness (1 Peter 4:7), compromise (1 Peter 3:15; 2 Peter 3:17), and diligence (1 Peter 5:8; 2 Peter 1:10) Peter learned his lesson. He repented and was restored. What about you?

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