Lessons from Peter's Meltdown by Robert Walker

Lessons from Peter's Meltdown
Robert Walker
John 18:17

I. PETER FLED
II. PETER FOLLOWED
III. PETER FEARED
IV. PETER FALTERED
V. PETER'S FOCUS

A Young army officer who surrendered to the enemy in the French and Indian War later he became the Father of our Country. His name was George Washington.

There was a man who failed in business. Later he was defeated for the legislature, defeated for elector, defeated for the congress, defeated for the senate and defeated for the vice presidency. However, in 1860 he was elected as President of the United States, and his efforts brought the Emancipation Proclamation. His name was Abraham Lincoln.

But oh what lessons we can learn from the faults and failures of others.

When you look at the life of Peter it is very interesting and also very sad. But oh what lessons we can learn from his faults and failures. Peter life is not hidden he has no secret sins every thing he did he did openly and ''made no bones about it.

His life is like an open book. We love Peter for his openness and that makes him a representative of all men everywhere. He was just like us. So often he was weak and wayward and at times he was brave and strong. Peter story is our story so let us look at the marks of his weakness and let us rise above them by the grace and power of almighty God.

I. PETER FLED (MATT. 26:56)

Here are some of the most disappointing words in the bible, ''Then all the disciples forsook Him, and fled.'' Now the Lord said this would happen. He sees and he knows and yet he still loves these disciples with a steadfast love.

Notice thee words ''I will smite the Shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered.'' Now God is in complete control of the situation but Peter did not believe it. He never anticipated his fleeing or being scattered from the One he loved and the One that died for him.

You see Peter said, ''I will go with Him to death and to judgment.''

Peter did not know his own heart and he did not u ...


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