Pastor Aaron E. Lavender
Sunday Morning, August 20, 2017
Sermon Series – HE’S MORE THAN WONDERFUL #20
“Jesus Christ – The Giver of Second Chances”
After several months, we have finally reached the end of our journey through John’s Portraits of the Lord Jesus Christ. I must say, that I feel like the Lord has spoken through His Word as we have tried to make Jesus the focal point of these sermons.
In this final chapter of this great book, we find a portrait of Jesus that is thrilling for the saints of God to behold. In these verses, Jesus is revealed as The Giver of Second Chances.
As we look into what the Lord did for Peter, I want you to know that He can and will do the same for us if we will respond in the correct manner. With that in mind, let’s take a few minutes to consider together Jesus Christ – The Giver of Second Chances.
I. The Need Established: Matthew 26:69-75
A. The place of our downfall – “followed Him at a distance” (v.58)
B. The pain associated with our downfall – “wept bitterly” (v.75)
C. The priced attached to our downfall – “he went out” (v.75)
II. The Questions Posed: John 21:15-17
III. The Cost Revealed: John 21:18-19
A. Our life will be one of SACRIFICE (vv.18-19a)
B. Our life will be one of SERVICE (v.19b)
C. Our life will be one of SURRENDER (v.19c)
I would like to bring this message to a close by asking, “What does your future hold for you?” Does it hold chastisement, misery and difficulty? Or, does it hold joy, peace, blessing and glory for the Lord? The answer all depends on what you do right now.