Go Beyond Failure – Sermon Notes

Go Beyond Failure

Watch for the new thing I am going to do. It is happening already–you can see it now! I will make a road through the wilderness and give you streams of water there. Isaiah 43:19 GNT

Forget what happened in the past, and do not dwell on events from long ago.  Isaiah 43:18 GNT

Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts. Proverbs 4:23

“Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. Before you were born, I set you apart for my holy purpose. I appointed you to be a prophet to the nations.”  Jeremiah 1:5 GNT

“Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker! Failure is delay, not defeat. Failure is a temporary detour, not a dead-end street.” -Anonymous

“Those who never fail, never do much of anything.” -Abraham Lincoln

“I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot, and I missed. I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”Michael Jordan

Even if good people fall seven times, they will get back up. Proverbs 24:16A CEV

22 Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. “Never, Lord!” he said. “This shall never happen to you!”  23 Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.”    Matthew 16:22-23 NIV

To Go Beyond Failure

Stay Focused On The Finished Line

Jesus said, “Simon, listen to me! Satan has demanded the right to test each one of you, as a farmer does when he separates wheat from the husks. 32 But Simon, I have prayed that your faith will be strong. And when you have come back to me, help the others.”  33 Peter said, “Lord, I am ready to go with you to jail and even to die with you.”  34 Jesus replied, “Peter, I tell you that before a rooster crows tomorrow morning, you will say three times that you don’t know me.”  Luke 22:31-34 CEV

You must have long-range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short-term failures. – Charles Noble

To Go Beyond Failure

Let That Go!

60 But Peter said, “Man, I don’t know what you are talking about.” And immediately, while he was still speaking, the rooster crowed.  61 At that moment the Lord turned and looked at Peter. Suddenly, the Lord’s words flashed through Peter’s mind: “Before the rooster crows tomorrow morning, you will deny three times that you even know me.” 62 And Peter left the courtyard, weeping bitterlyLuke 22:60-62 NLT

Forget what happened and do not dwell on the events of the past!  Isaiah 43:18 NIV

I didn’t come to condemn the world but to save the world. John 12:47B GWT

“It isn’t the burdens of today that drive men mad. Rather, it is regret over yesterday or fear of tomorrow. Regret and fear are twin thieves who would rob us of today.” –Robert J Hastings, “The Station”

To Go Beyond Failure

Never Stop Believing You Can Go Beyond

But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith will not fail. So when you recover, strengthen the other disciples. Luke 22:32 GWT

Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.  Hebrews 11:1 NIV

The LORD upholds all those who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down. Psalms 145:14 NIV

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.  Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

And we know [with great confidence] that God [who is deeply concerned about us] causes all things to work together [as a plan] for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to His plan and purpose. Romans 8:28 AMP

We know that in all things God works for good with those who love him, those whom he has called according to his purpose.  Romans 8:28 GNT


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