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The Comeback

October 19, 2018

Scripture

2 Samuel 14:14; Luke 15; John 21; Mark 16; Galatians 6:9.

Summary
We serve a God who delights in giving His children a comeback. When you’ve failed, or made a mistake, when your family or your finances are broken, God stands ready with a plan to restore what is lost and to mend what is broken. He showed us His heart with the story of the Prodigal Son’s restoration. He proved His power by giving Simon Peter a miraculous comeback. And what He has done for others, He stands ready to do for you.

Key Points
1.    God promises to devise a way to restore that which seems impossible to restore.
2.    After the prodigal son reached rock bottom, he received restoration from his father.
3.    Simon Peter failed miserably, but was forgiven, restored, and used to change the world.
4.    Jesus Himself had a comeback when He rose from the dead to defeat death for everyone.
5.    Even when our lives look hopelessly broken, God is devising a plan for our comeback.

Connection Questions
1.    Which of the three comeback stories resonate most with you? Why?

2.    Do you feel far away from the solutions to your problems? How does the story of the Prodigal Son offer encouragement?

3.    Do you need to turn toward the Father’s house? What is one step you can take today to move toward God?

4.    What would you say to someone who believes their life is too messed up to be restored?

Final Thoughts
Ecclesiastes, chapter three, describes different “times” or “seasons.” There is a time to laugh and a time to cry. There is a time to break down and a time to build up. It goes on for 28 different seasons of life. But there’s one season you never read about in Ecclesiastes. It never says there’s a time to quit. Whatever season of life you’re in right now, it’s not the time to quit. God’s not through blessing you. Get up and get about the Father’s business. You’re going to have a comeback. 
 

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account_circle Ruth Lampard

We all need that...at times..we fall ..brake down..get upset feel sorry for ourselves .. And do things God doesn't like...

account_circle Ruth Lampard

We are living in a fallon world...but only God is our answer to that...

account_circle Ruth Lampard

We all need that...at times..we fall ..brake down..get upset feel sorry for ourselves .. And do things God doesn't like...

account_circle James McMorris ll

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. {17} “For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. - SAINT JOHN 3:16-17 JESUS GREETINGS, my Friend. My life Resonates First and Foremost with Our PRECIOUS LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST'S DEATH AND RESURRECTION, as well as with The Prodigal Son, and Saint Peter. Your Ministry is a Blessing. Please continue to preach the Uncompromising WORD OF GOD. JESUS LOVES You and so do I. GOD BLESS!

account_circle Renee McDannel

Peter’s story resonates because Peter underestimated his own abilities to stand up for Christ when the bullies pressed in on him. Persecution diverts one from focusing on the great commission; but, it presses one into Jesus’ arms. Faithful Jesus has prayed that our faith fail not.