Presentation on theme: "JOHN 13:36-38 From Good Intentions to a Changed Life."— Presentation transcript:
JOHN 13:36-38 From Good Intentions to a Changed Life
John 13: "Lord," Simon Peter said to Him, "where are You going?” Jesus answered, "Where I am going you cannot follow Me now, but you will follow later." 37 "Lord," Peter asked, "why can’t I follow You now? I will lay down my life for You!” 38 Jesus replied, "Will you lay down your life for Me? I assure you: A rooster will not crow until you have denied Me three times.
Lessons from the life of Peter… 1. Good intentions aren’t enough
54 They seized Him, led Him away, and brought Him into the high priest’s house. Meanwhile Peter was following at a distance. 55 They lit a fire in the middle of the courtyard and sat down together, and Peter sat among them. 56 When a servant saw him sitting in the firelight, and looked closely at him, she said, "This man was with Him too." 57 But he denied it: "Woman, I don’t know Him!" 58 After a little while, someone else saw him and said, "You’re one of them too!" "Man, I am not!" Peter said. 59 About an hour later, another kept insisting, "This man was certainly with Him, since he’s also a Galilean." 60 But Peter said, "Man, I don’t know what you’re talking about!" Immediately, while he was still speaking, a rooster crowed. Luke 22:54-60
Lessons from the life of Peter… 1. Good intentions aren’t enough 2. If you are in Christ, your failures aren’t fatal
When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so they could go and anoint Him. 2 Very early in the morning, on the first day of the week, they went to the tomb at sunrise. 3 They were saying to one another, "Who will roll away the stone from the entrance to the tomb for us?" 4 Looking up, they observed that the stone—which was very large—had been rolled away. 5 When they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a long white robe sitting on the right side; they were amazed and alarmed. 6 "Don’t be alarmed," he told them. "You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has been resurrected! He is not here! See the place where they put Him. 7 But go, tell His disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you to Galilee; you will see Him there just as He told you.’" Mark 16:1-7
How can we get from good intentions to a changed life? Repentance The Holy Spirit