Presentation on theme: "These Are Not the Greatest Tragedies... Death Then Paul answered, "What do you mean by weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be bound,"— Presentation transcript:
These Are Not the Greatest Tragedies... Death Then Paul answered, "What do you mean by weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be bound, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.” Acts 21:13
These Are Not the Greatest Tragedies... Death “For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain” Phil. 1:21
These Are Not the Greatest Tragedies... Death “Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.' " "Yes," says the Spirit, "that they may rest from their labors, and their works follow them.” Rev. 14:13
Poverty Lk. 9:58 - no place to lay his head Phil. 4:11-12 - to be abased Wealth is Greater Danger These Are Not the Greatest Tragedies...
Poverty “I’d give it all for one good friend” “Woe to you who are rich, For you have received your consolation.” Lk. 6:24
Disease Paul had a thorn in flesh 2 Cor. 12:9-10 “And He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness." Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities for Christ's sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” These Are Not the Greatest Tragedies...
Loss of loved one Job lost all his family Job 1:18 7 sons and 3 daughters Mary and Martha lost their brother - These Are Not the Greatest Tragedies... Jn. 11
Sin 1 Jn. 2:1 “that you may not sin” Adultery - 2 Sam. 11-12 Lying - lied to Uriah Murder - Had Uriah killed These Are Not the Greatest Tragedies...
Sin Denial of Jesus - by Peter Betrayal of Jesus - by Judas These Are Not the Greatest Tragedies...
Compare the tragedy in the life of Judas and life of Peter Judas Disciple - also Apostle Allowed evil to come into his life Jn.12:4-6 Betrayed for 30 pieces of silver Matt 26:47-50
Peter Disciple - also Apostle Lk. 22:31 “Satan has asked for you” Matt. 26:35 “I will not deny thee” Matt. 26:69-75 denied 3 times Lk. 22:61-62 - Peter wept Compare the tragedy in the life of Judas and life of Peter
Which is Christ most willing to forgive? Peter Jn. 21:15-17 - Asked Peter 3 times if he loved Him v.15 - Agape, Phileo v. 16 - Agape, Phileo v. 17 - Phileo, Phileo Judas Denied 3 times Affirmed love 3 times
Peter Judas returned money - Matt. 27:3-5 - Committed suicide- Acts 1:15-20 Judas regretted that he had sinned -- no godly sorrow Judas Which is Christ most willing to forgive?
“If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us. 1 Jn. 1:8-10
Godly Sorrow – 2 Cor. 7:9-10 Leads to repentance Changed heart - life Leads to salvation Turn Around
Difference with Peter and Judas Judas – worldly sorrow sorry he got caught Peter – godly sorrow repentance, forgiven
Not: Death, poverty, disease, loss of a loved one, or sin! But, it is to sin and not repent, not to have godly sorrow !!
“The Son of Man indeed goes just as it is written of Him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been good for that man if he had not been born.” Matt. 26:24
Jesus was talking about Judas Betrayed Christ Refused to repent Went out and hanged himself To lose our soul!