4/12/15-A Precious Moment for the Fallen Backslide
The PURPOSE of the precious moment….. • Is for Jesus to confront Peter’s FAILURE. > Peter’s falling away began when He followed Jesus at A DISTANCE. > Peter was in the wrong place and the wrong place is DANGEROUS. > The believer who walks away from the will of God… *Will be MISERABLE and lose their joy. *Will lose the PEACE of God. *Will lose the PRESENCE of God. *Will lose God’s POWER.
• Is for Jesus to confront Peter’s FOOLISHNESS. > People who are out of God’s will: *Always make the wrong CHOICES. *Always base decisions on FLESHLY motives. *LOSE the ability to hear the voice of the Holy Spirit. *FOOL no one but themselves.
The PROVISION of the precious moment….. • Jesus stepped onto the scene and TURNED everything around.
• There was a CHANGE in Peter. > Peter was forced to ADMIT his failure. > Peter started to OBEY Jesus again. > Peter had a renewed desire to be NEAR the Lord.
• Jesus FREED Peter from sin and called him back to serving the Lord and church.
EXPERIENCING your precious moment….. • Make a RENEWED commitment to the Lord Jesus. • SURRENDER to God’s call to live in His will and service and for the glory of God.