We all have regrets. We often wonder, is it really possible to redeem the regrets?
How can we truly redeem all those regrets in life?
Rock Bottom and Beyond
- Matthew: Peter went out and wept bitterly.
- Mark: Peter broke down and wept.
- Luke: Peter went out and wept bitterly.
- But John had a special coverage in John 21
- Sea of Tiberias = Sea of Galilee
- Fishing at Galilee.
- A night without any catch.
- Then an unexpected and miraculous catch.
- It seemed like Jesus was bringing Peter back to his starting point.
A Different Charcoal Fire
- At that charcoal fire in the courtyard, Peter had the biggest regret in his life.
- At another charcoal fire by the Sea of Tiberias, Jesus gave Peter a second chance - to bounce back from rock bottom.
- "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" (21:15-17)
- Jesus’ repeated question was indeed an invitation for Peter: to redeem his regrets and to reaffirm his love for Jesus.
- At the first charcoal fire in Jerusalem, Peter’s faith journey was at rock bottom.
- At this second charcoal fire in Galilee, there was a new beginning and a glimpse of hope.
- Jesus called Peter to be a shepherd, to feed and tend His sheep (21:15-17)
- Jesus also invited Peter: “Follow me” (21:19)
- Three years ago, Jesus asked Peter: "Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men."
- After all the ups and downs, Jesus’ message remains the same: "Come and Follow".
- Despite Peter’s limitations, Jesus still chose Peter.
- Even after all these ups and downs, Jesus did not disqualify him.
- Peter's story from God's perspective
- Jesus knew Peter
- Jesus chose Peter
- Jesus came back and sought Peter
- Jesus still called Peter to follow Him
- Let God redeem the regrets of your life
- If Jesus can restore Peter, He can also restore you.
- No matter how you have failed him, He can give you a new beginning.
- As long as you won't give up, God’s grace is sufficient to redeem even your worst regrets.
God’s grace is sufficient to redeem even your worst regrets.
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