BRAVE – Brave to Fail
BIG IDEA: GOD’S LOVE IS GREATER THAN OUR FAILURE.
Romans 8:31 – What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us?
Matthew 16:13-18 (NLT)
13 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” 14 “Well,” they replied, “some say John the Baptist, some say Elijah, and others say Jeremiah or one of the other prophets.” 15 Then he asked them, “But who do you say I am?” 16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” 17 Jesus replied, “You are blessed, Simon son of John, because my Father in heaven has revealed this to you. You did not learn this from any human being. 18 Now I say to you that you are Peter (which means ‘rock’), and upon this rock I will build my church, and all the powers of hell will not conquer it.
THOUGHT 01 – JESUS INVITES YOU TO TAKE A RISK.
Luke 22:31-34 (NLT)
31 “Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift each of you like wheat. 32 But I have pleaded in prayer for you, Simon, that your faith should not fail. So when you have repented and turned to me again, strengthen your brothers.” 33 Peter said, “Lord, I am ready to go to prison with you, and even to die with you.” 34 But Jesus said, “Peter, let me tell you something. Before the rooster crows tomorrow morning, you will deny three times that you even know me.”
THOUGHT 02 – FAILURE IS A MOMENT NOT A MONUMENT.
John 21:15-17 (NLT)
15 After breakfast Jesus asked Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” “Yes, Lord,” Peter replied, “you know I love you.” “Then feed my lambs,” Jesus told him. 16 Jesus repeated the question: “Simon son of John, do you love me?” “Yes, Lord,” Peter said, “you know I love you.” “Then take care of my sheep,” Jesus said. 17 A third time he asked him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter was hurt that Jesus asked the question a third time. He said, “Lord, you know everything. You know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Then feed my sheep.
THOUGHT 03 – FAILURE IS A LAUNCH PAD NOT A ROADBLOCK.
THOUGHT 04 – GOD MAKES US BRAVE.
ACTION POINT: FACE YOUR FAILURE.
Coming up at Open Life
OPEN LIFE FOSTER CARE!
New Ministry Launch
You can read more about why we are going all in with Foster Care at the link below and then follow it through to the foster care page and see how you can be an impact within the new ministry of Open Life.
STUDENT SUMMER CAMP!
June 27 – July 1
It’s that time of year again when our youth need to block out a week of their summer to connect with each other and Jesus at one of the best camps in our state. Mark your calendars and check the link below for all the info you will need.