What To Do When You Blow It (3 Of 7) by Stan Coffey

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What To Do When You Blow It (3 Of 7)
Series: Homecoming... Reasons For Returning
Dr. Stan Coffey
September 24, 1995

Then seizing him, they led him away and took him into the house of the high priest Peter followed at a distance. But when they had kindled afire in the middle of the courtyard and had sat down together, Peter sat dawn 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 then" "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 dimes." And he went outside and wept bitterly. Luke 22:54-62 (MV)


I. THE FAILURE OF THE SAINT

But he denied it. "Woman, I don't know him," he said Luke 22:57 (NIV)

A. We fail because of... (pride)....
But he replied, "Lord, I am ready to go with you to prison and to death." Jesus answered, "I tell you, Peter, before the rooster crows today, you will deny three times that you know me." Luke 22:33-34 (NIV)

B. We fail because of (prayer-less ness)...On reaching the place, he said to them, "Pray that you will not fall into temptation. Luke 22:40 (NIV)

When he rose from prayer and went back to the disciples, he found them asleep, exhausted from sorrow. "Why are you sleeping?" he asked them "Get up and pray so that you will not fall into temptation." Luke 22:45-46 (NV)

C. We fail because of (presumption)...But when they had kindled afire in the middle of the courtyard and had sat down together, Peter sat ...


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