You’ve made mistakes. Some small, some big. If so, you’re like the apostle Peter. But Jesus didn’t write him off. He certainly had reason to. Peter denied knowing him three times at his time of need!
Instead, Jesus shared a word of redemption. He also gave him an important job to do.
We can learn from this. And when I say “learn” I really mean learn. Why? Because failure doesn’t disqualify you, it educates you. What happened to Peter changed him. Well, what happened to you can change you too — and it can contribute to the ways you serve God.
This sermon explores John 21.
Below is the YouTube video version. Under that is the audio-only download. You can also access a link to the “growing deeper” background content as a part of The Pulse Podcast with Matthew Ruttan.
As mentioned, you can access the extra “growing deeper” background content as a part of The Pulse Podcast with Matthew Ruttan (by clicking here) or by finding it wherever you subscribe to podcasts — iTunes (Apple Podcasts), Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher or TuneIn). It’s called “Peter’s redemption, past mistakes, and 153 fish.”
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