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The Season Of Failure (5 of 7)
The Seasons of Life
Dr. Stan Coffey
We're talking about the seasons of life. And today we're going to look at another of the seasons of life. If you have your Bible, you might like to open to Luke 5. I invite you to read God's word with me today. And today we're talking about a season that all of us will pass through at one time or the other and in many different parts of our lives, and that is “The Season of Failure.” Whether it's a moral failure or a failure in a marriage or perhaps sometimes parents feel that they have failed in their parenting, many times we feel that we have failed in the Christian life. And the Bible has much to say to us during the season of failure.
Luke 5:1, "One day as Jesus was standing by the lake of Gennesaret with the people crowding around Him and listening to the word of God, He saw at the water's edge two boats left there by the fishermen, who were washing their nets. He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little from shore. Then He sat down and taught the people from the boat. When He had finished speaking, He said to Simon, 'Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.' And Simon answered, 'Master, we've worked hard all night and haven't caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.' When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break. So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both boats so full they began to sink. When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus' knees and said, 'Go away from me, Lord, I am a sinful man.' For he and all his companions were astonished at the catch of fish they had taken, and so were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, Simon's partners. Then Jesus said to Simon, 'Don't be afraid. From now on you will catch men.' So they pulled their boats up on shore, l ...
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