by Stan Coffey

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Failure Is the Way to Success (4 of 7)
Series: Living By Faith an a Culture of Fear
Stan Coffey
Luke 5:1-11

If you have your Bible turn to Luke 5:1. I want to speak today on ''Failure Is The Way To Success.'' We are talking on the subject ''Living By Faith In A Culture Of Fear.'' We are in the fourth lesson in the series and today we are talking about failure. Sometimes when we think about failure it is the end that it is over, but with God it is never over, amen? Failure is many times the way to success. Sometimes the greatest thing that can ever happen to us is to fail, believe it or not. Somebody may be here this morning that has failed and you think it is the end, but I want to tell you, many times, it is only the beginning. Many times it is the greatest thing that can ever happen to us. And in this story, the story of the disciples, the story of two fishing expeditions, one ended with no fish at all, the other ended with a catch of fish so great the disciples couldn't haul it in by themselves. They had to call for another boat and for some more fishermen to help them they got so many fish.

We are going to look at the difference between these two fishing expeditions. And we are going to look at what made the difference between success and failure. Why one fishing expedition brought nothing and the other fishing expedition brought such a large catch of fish and what Jesus teaches from this.

Luke 5:1-11 ''And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret, And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets. And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon's, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship. Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught. And Simon answering said unto him, ...

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