Sir Godfrey Gregg D. Div
INTRODUCTION: Peter a saved man, a man who walked for three years with Jesus, a man taught and trained by the Lord Himself, a man who believed and was bold in faith, failed greatly in a time of difficulty and denied the Lord. How could that happen?
It is a fact…saved people at times and in different degrees do fail their Lord and Saviour. It would be wonderful it this were not so….but it is so and we should address it and understand it thoroughly that we might not fall at Satan’s tempting.
Satan wants to devastate us to destroy us. The believer is open to attack by all the forces of Hell and we must be aware of it. We must be on guard and be totally committed to doing all we can to be faithful to the Lord that we not fail.
Peter was a good candidate for failure. He was bold and outspoken. He deeply loved the Lord and wanted to do right. He was one of the outstanding of the disciple along with John, James which made up the inter circle of Christ’s disciples. It was in a position of leadership.
Satan laid devious plans to destroy him spiritually and render him a failure, and thus branding Christ’s message and ministry a failure.
Let us look at him this morning and let us understand clearly a shocking truth. If Peter could suffer such a tragic fall, so could we!
Let no one here who is saved by God’s Grace, say “I am safe.”
Let us understand what Peter meant in his First Epistle Chapter 5:8, “…The devil, prowls about like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” Peter knew that truth first hand!
This should be a stern warning to each of us!
CONTINUES TOMORROW …….