“The Pathway to Recovery”

“The Pathway to Recovery”

Mark 16:7

I.    Honestly accept responsibility for my poor choices

  • Four common causes for poor choices seen in Pete’s betrayal of Jesus:
  1.  Pride
    (Mark 14:29)
  2. Fatigue
    (Mark 14:37)
  3. Fear of disapproval
    (Mark 14:54)
  4. Short term pleasure
    (Mark 14:54)
  • Jesus wants us to help others. Take the lessons from our failures and help others
    (Luke 22:31-32)

 II.   Humbly ask for God’s mercy and forgiveness
(Psalm 51:1-3,6,10)

 III.  Gratefully accept God’s grace and forgive myself
(Ephesians 1:7)
(Romans 8:1) 

  • The power of the empty tomb seen in God’s grace:
  1.  Jesus already paid for all my sins on the cross
    (1 John 2:2)
  2.  God’s goodness isn’t based on my goodness
    (Titus 3:5)
  3. Forgive those who hurt me
    (Matthew 6:14-15)
  4. Face the future with faith
    (Job 11:13-18)
    (Isaiah 43:18-19)