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Summary 26th May 2019-05-25
John 21: Peter’s Story of Recovery
Romans 12:17-19 New International Version (NIV)
17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. 18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. 19 Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord.
Have you ever found it hard to forgive yourself? Have you ever done something for which its hard to recover? Peter did.
How do we end up in trouble?
Hard choices – all of these can leave us feeling guilty and ashamed.
How did Jesus deal with Peter after the betrayal?
John 21:1-17 Jesus accepts Peter , feeds him and calls him back into ministry. He doesn’t want him disabled by guilt. State of our heart matters.
Not about us having a happy life. It’s about being ready to do a job for Jesus. Proclaiming the gospel.
Results of forgiveness/ forgiving ourself
Releases us from the event
Allows growth and movement
Allows God to deal with the person in His own way and time
But some people struggle to forgive them selves. Maybe you do?
But why won’t people forgive themselves
- I deserve to be in pain for what I did – Jesus took that anyway
- If I apply enough pain it will prevent me from making mistakes again
- If I’m in pain it balances the hurt I caused
Tell tale signs of unforgiveness.
So why forgive myself?
- Catch up to where Jesus is Eph 4:32
- We have a job to do. Jesus doesn’t want us disabled
- Because it’s encouraging to see God fulfill his promises through the Holy Spirit.
So is there something that is disabling you, that you need to forgive yourself for?