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From Greatest Failure to Finest Hour (2 of 3)
Series: Clean Slate: Erasing Every Regret; Enjoying Every Moment
‘‘Then seizing Him, they led Him away and took Him into the house of the high priest. Peter followed at a distance. And when some there had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard and had sat down together, Peter sat down with them. A servant girl saw him seated there in the firelight. She looked closely at him and said, ‘This man was with Him.’ But he denied it. ‘Woman, I don’t know Him,’ he said. A little later someone else saw him and said, ‘You also are one of them.’ ‘Man, I am not!’ Peter replied. About an hour later another asserted, ‘Certainly this fellow was with Him, for he is a Galilean.’ Peter replied, ‘Man, I don’t know what you’re talking about!’ 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: ‘Before the rooster crows today, you will disown Me three times.’ And he went outside and wept bitterly.’’
Luke 22:54-62 (NIV)
1. TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR MY FAILURE
‘‘A man who refuses to admit his mistakes can never be successful. But if he confesses and forsakes them, he gets another chance.’’
Proverbs 28:13 (LB)
2. LET GO OF MY GUILT
‘‘But go, tell His disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see Him, just as He told you.’’’ Mark 16:7 (NIV)
‘‘He canceled the debt, which listed all the rules we failed to follow. He took away that record with its rules and nailed it to the cross.’’
Colossians 2:14 (NCV)
3. LIVE IN GOD’S GRACE
‘‘For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace.’’ Romans 6:14 (NIV)
4. SURRENDER TO GOD’S POWER
‘‘Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God. They are brought to their knees and fall, but we rise up and stand firm.’’ Psalm 20:7-8 (NIV) ...
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