The Disciple: Forgiveness

November 22, 2020   /   Lombard Bible Church

The Disciple Sermon Series

Final Message: Forgiveness

November 22, 2020

Lombard Bible Church

What are the problems with Peter? (Matthew 26:31-35)

  • Peter God
  • Peter is puffed with

What do we notice about Peter’s denials of Jesus? (Matthew 26:69-75)

  • The denials build with . The lesson? Sin never starts
  • Peter’s view of his denials changes when Jesus at him & he remembers the of Jesus. 
  • Peter has sorrow, not worldly sorrow (2 Corinthians 7:10)

What do we notice about Jesus’ re-instatement of Peter? (John 21:15-19)

  • Jesus is focused on whether or not Peter Him

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS (great to go over with your spouse, friend, or LifeGroup!)

  1. Name a time you made a big mistake and it caused a big mess (extra points for hilarity)
  2. Everyone makes mistakes (Peter did too), but Jesus forgave Peter and still used Peter for wonderful things after his big missteps. Read Matthew 26:31-35, Matthew 26:69-75, and John 21:15-19. What did you hear from the Scriptures or the message this past Sunday?
  3. Peter confesses his sin story (Matthew 26:69-75) for the whole church to learn from. In contrast, right after Peter’s sin story comes Judas’ sin story (Matthew 27:1-5). What are the similarities between the way Peter responded to his own sin to the way Judas responded? What are the differences?
  4. Read 2 Corinthians 7:10. What does it look like to have godly sorrow for our sins (like Peter) instead of worldly sorrow for our sins (like Judas)? 
  5. Read John 21:15-19. Who does Jesus want to feed and tend his lambs & sheep (the young and old in church)? Why would Jesus want to use Peter to take care of His church if Peter sinned so greatly in denying Jesus three times? 
  6. Split up into guys & girls: “How can we pray for you?”
    1. Optional activity: Set up the expectations first: “What’s said here, stays here unless what you say endangers yourself or someone else. We’re going to have an open time of confession of sin. James 5:16 encourages us to confess our sins to each other & pray for one another that we may be healed. After each confession, pray in love and forgiveness for that person.

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