Pastor Greg continues his 2 part sermon on Peter. Join us in-person or online at 10:30 am!
“The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my sheep.” – John 21:17
Peter part 2 (post-Jesus’ Crucifixion)…
1) @ the Tomb (John 20:1-10)
- Peter’s reaction to the news (Mark 16:7, Luke 24:12)
- sense of Hope, Belief, Urgency, Courage…
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you…” – 1 Peter 1:3-4, 8-9
2) @ the Beach (John 21:1-17)
- We cannot do it on our own. (vs. 1-14) & Luke 5:4-11
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” – John 15:5
- Peter needed to be broken and then restored (vs. 15-17)
– The Greatest Story of Redemption Ever Recorded!
- Peter is commissioned (vs. 15-17)
“Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.” – 2 Peter 3:18
3) @ Pentecost (Acts 2:14-39)
- “What does this mean?” (vs. 12)
a) …Prophecy has been fulfilled (vs. 2:16)
b) …The last days are near (vs. 2:17a)
c) …Everyone can know God intimately and should make Him known faithfully (vs. 2:17b-21) – Joel 2:28-32
d) …Christ has ascended to the Throne (vs. 22-36) – Psalm 16:8-11
i) the Man (2:22)
ii) the Plan (2:23)
iii) the Resurrection (2:24-32)
iv) the Messiah (2:33-36) – Psalm 110:1
- Results are Conviction & Conversion (vs. 37-39)
“…Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved…” – Acts 4:8-14
Q1: Has there been a time in your life when it seemed like everything had gone wrong but in the end it turned out for the best? What happened?
Q2: How would your life change if the resurrection was on the forefront of your mind everyday?
Q3: Read Psalm 119:147-148. Do you take time to “have breakfast” with Jesus? What could you do to find more time to read the Bible and pray?
Q4: Describe a time when you received full forgiveness from Jesus after you made decisions that negatively affected your relationship with Him.
Q5: Describe your reaction to Peter’s sermon in Acts 2:14-36?
Q6: Why should this story of multiple conversions encourage us today?
Q7: If you are a Christian, thank God for His forgiveness of your sin and the presence of the Holy Spirit in your life. If you are not yet a believer, what is holding you back from coming to Jesus?