Scripture Reference: Luke 22:50-53, John 18:1-12
Make Your Life A Miracle
Healing Life's MistakesDr. Warren W. Wiersbe | November 21, 1976
Selected highlights from this sermon
Where sin abounds, God’s grace abounds even more. Peter made every mistake possible, but Jesus showed him grace. In the same way, Jesus shows us grace when we wound Him or the people around us.
Transcripts for Dr. Wiersbe's sermons are forthcoming. Below is an outline of his message.
Our Savior is the healer of the wounds of life.
Satan enjoys getting hold of the hands of God’s people and creating havoc.
Zeal without knowledge has done great damage to God’s work.
How many times have we wounded people with sharp words?
Where sin abounds, grace abounds more.
God extends His grace to three people/groups in this story:
- Jesus’ grace toward Peter.
- You can’t spread the Gospel with a sword, but you may have to defend yourself someday.
- Peter had the wrong attitude: he wanted vengeance while Jesus was in submission.
- Peter fought the wrong enemy: our problem is not people, it’s Satan.
- Peter used the wrong weapon: we must fight spiritual battles with spiritual weapons.
- The spiritual sword brings life not death.
- Peter trusted in the wrong power: we must trust in God’s strength, not out own.
- Peter had the wrong purpose: God has a greater plan for our lives.
- Peter made every mistake possible, but Jesus showed him grace.
- Jesus showed Peter grace by rebuking him.
- Only Jesus can heal the wounds we cause others.
- Jesus’ grace toward Malchus.
- Malchus was a slave representing the high priest arresting Jesus.
- Jesus shows love to an enemy by healing the servant’s ear.
- We should not take advantage of our enemies, we should love them.
- Jesus’ grace toward us.
- Despite how we treat Him, Jesus still gave His life for us.