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Sunday 12th March MERCY - AND MY FAILURES

March 29, 2017

“Because of His great mercy God has given us a new life by raising Jesus Christ from death. This fills us with a living hope.” 1 Peter 1:3
Because we’re imperfect people living in an imperfect world we all experience failures in life.

The night Jesus was arrested, two of his closest friends had massive failures: Judas betrayed him and Peter denied him. It was the same sin, just expressed in different ways.

What causes our personal failures? Like Peter, we 1) overestimate our own strength; 2) fear the disapproval of others, and 3) speak without thinking.

But Peter also did three things right. He 1) grieved his failure; 2) let his small group support him; and 3) cast himself on God’s mercy.