From Failure To Success by Larry Wynn

(outline) FROM FAILURE TO SUCCESS
LUKE 5: 1-11
MARCH 16, 1997 A.M.

INTRODUCTION

A. TAKE A MOMENT AND LIST YOUR TEN TOP
FEARS.

1. SOMEWHERE NEAR THE TOP THE
FEAR OF FAILURE WOULD BE LISTED
FOR MOST OF US.

2. WE FEAR FAILING IN MANY AREAS OF
IMPORTANCE TO US: CAREER,
RELATIONSHIPS, ENDEAVORS,
ADVENTURES, ETC.

B. WITHOUT FAIL ALL OF US HAVE MISSED THE
MARK OF MEETING OUR OWN OR THE
EXPECTATIONS OF OTHERS. (PERHAPS IN
SCHOOL, MARRIAGE, BUSINESS, OR
ATHLETICS.

C. ASSUMING THE ONLY WAY TO SUCCEED IS
NEVER TO FAIL AT ANYTHING WE FEEL WE
HAVE TO BE PERFECT IN EVERYTHING.

D. NO ONE CAN LIVE UP TO PERFECTION. THE
KEY IS LEARNING FAILING DOESN’T MAKE
ONE A FAILURE.

E. THE BIBLE GIVES MANY STORIES WHERE
PEOPLE FAILED IN THEIR LIVES.

1. WE LEARN FROM THE SCRIPTURE
THAT FAILURE CAN BECOME A
STEPPING STONE TO SUCCESS.


2. AN INCIDENT IN PETER’S LIFE
ILLUSTRATES THIS. LOOK IN LUKE 5:1-
11 TO SEE THIS TRUTH.

ILL. PETER AND HIS FRIENDS HAD BEEN
FISHING ALL NIGHT, BUT THEY HAD
CAUGHT NOTHING. HE WAS A
PROFESSIONAL. HE PROBABLY HAD
THE BEST NETS, A GOOD BOAT, AND
HE KNEW EXACTLY WHERE TO CATCH
MOST FISH. BUT THIS TIME PETER
CAME UP SHORT.

THE NEXT DAY THE DISCIPLES WERE
ON THE SHORE FEELING
DISCOURAGED. ENTER JESUS!

THE INTERESTING PART OF THE
STORY IS THE COMPARISON BETWEEN
THE TWO CATCHES. THE DISCIPLES
HAD WORKED ALL NIGHT AND
CAUGHT NOTHING. LATER THEY
WENT OUT FOR 10 MINUTES AND
CAUGHT MORE FISH THAN EVER
BEFORE. IT WAS THE SAME LAKE,
SAME NETS, SAME BOAT, AND SAME
PEOPLE FISHING.

F. THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO
EXPEDITIONS PROVIDES THE FOUNDATION
FOR THE MESSAGE TODAY.

G. BEFORE YOU CAN UNDERSTAND THE
PRINCIPLES YOU MUST UNDERSTAND GOD’S
INTEREST IN YOU. GOD IS INTERESTED IN
YOUR SUCCESS.


ILL. SUPPOSE ONE OF YOUR CHILDREN CAME TO
YOU AND SAID, “I’M A FAILURE. NOTHING I
TOUCH TURNS OUT RIGHT. MY PROBLEMS
ARE TOO MUC ...


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