“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23, ESV)

19/04/2015 – Morning Service: The fall and rise of Simon Peter

Bible Readings:

Luke 22:31-34, 39-46, 54-62

1 Peter 5:1-11

2 Peter 1:1-11

Sermon Outline:

Luke 22:31–32 (NKJV)

31 And the Lord said, “Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat. 32 But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren.”

I  Simon Peter’s fall

  1. Satanic attacks (Luke 22:31)
  2. Spiritual pride (Luke 22:33)
  3. Lack of watchfulness (Luke 22:45)
  4. Then, falling into a sudden, violent temptation

II How Peter’s faith was preserved.

  1. By the prophetic warning of the Lord Jesus (Luke 22:31)
  2. By the priestly intercession of Christ
  3. By the kingly charge of the Lord (Luke 22:32)

III Steps of Simon Peter’s restoration

  1. By a kindly look (Luke 22:61)
  2. By a personal conversation (Luke 24:34)
  3. By a public commissioning (John 21:15-19)

IV The results of Peter’s restoration

  1. Gospel clarity
  2. Fruitful ministry (1 Peter 5)
  3. Deep seated humility (Galatians 2:11, 2 Peter 3:14-16)
  4. Faithful to the end