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Peter's Life of New Beginnings - Lessons Peter Forgot 1-3 (3 of 10)
Series: The Gospel of the New Beginning
The Gospel by Mark ends with a reminder of what Jesus left us to do for him here on earth.
His parting request is known as the Great Commission; and it appears here in the Gospel by Mark 16:15, let's start there this morning.
Simply stated Jesus says, "Go everywhere and preach the Gospel to everyone!"
The Gospel is all about salvation; salvation through Christ's redemption, substitutionary sacrifice, and forgiveness; and this salvation is also described as a new birth, or being born again—and that means an incredible new beginning. So the Gospel gives to all who come to Christ, a new beginning. That is...
GOD'S GREAT GOSPEL OF LOVE
We are to go into all the world a proclaim a God so loving the world lost in sin, that He gave His Son to die for sinners. The Gospel is about God commending His love towards us in that while we were sinning—Christ died for us. So God loves lost sinners enough to offer His Son to die in their place.
And that love is not only how God looked upon us when we were lost, it is also how He continues to look at us after we are saved; as believers His same love offers to us all a new beginning, over and over in Christ.
On the pages of the Gospel by Mark, we hear the voice of Peter. Church History is almost unanimous in the affirmation that Mark sat next to the aged Peter and captured his words as the Holy Spirit breathed out through him this flawless portrait of Jesus Christ.
One of the greatest examples of God's grace, loving us even when we sin and fail Him is found in Peter's life.
We have already learned how God gave Mark a second chance; but Peter is an even greater witness to the new beginnings that Christ offers, because...
PETER DENIED JESUS
One of the amazing aspects of Peter's life is his recovery by God's grace from one of the most public failures, and one of the ...
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