Failure

  • Mar 1, 2009
  • Series: Survivor

54 So they arrested him and led him to the high priest's home. And Peter followed at a distance. 55 The guards lit a fire in the middle of the courtyard and sat around it, and Peter joined them there. 56 A servant girl noticed him in the firelight and began staring at him. Finally she said, "This man was one of Jesus' followers!"

 57 But Peter denied it. "Woman," he said, "I don't even know him!"

 58 After a while someone else looked at him and said, "You must be one of them!"

   "No, man, I'm not!" Peter retorted.

 59 About an hour later someone else insisted, "This must be one of them, because he is a Galilean, too."

 60 But Peter said, "Man, I don't know what you are talking about." And immediately, while he was still speaking, the rooster crowed.

 61 At that moment the Lord turned and looked at Peter. Suddenly, the Lord's words flashed through Peter's mind: "Before the rooster crows tomorrow morning, you will deny three times that you even know me." 62 And Peter left the courtyard, weeping bitterly.   (Luke 22:54-62)

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"We can rejoice when we run into problems and trials for we know that they are good for us... they help us learn to be patient... and patience develops strength of character in us." Romans 5:3

 

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  • 1. Identify someone you admire who has made a comeback after a failure.

 

  • 2. Read Luke 22:54-62

 

  • 3. Explain why you think Peter denied that he knew Jesus.

 

  • 4. Describe how you think Peter felt when Jesus turned and looked at him in v.61?

 

  • 5. Talk about a time when you have failed and how it made you feel.

 

  • 6. Please read Romans 5:3

 

  • 7. Share different ways failure has changed your life and what you've found helpful in facing and embracing it.