In Luke 22:31-34 Jesus foretold Peter’s failure. Despite his bold assertion that he, of all people, would never fail to follow Jesus before the night was finished he would deny Jesus three times. The text reveals that Satan attempted to undermine the entire band of followers by causing Peter to fall away. But Jesus interceded on Peter’s behalf, thus preserving him from ultimate failure. He also predicted that Peter would be restored and be made useful in Jesus’ service.
The hymns selected for this service include themes found in the text: our propensity to fail, the Lord’s intercession for us, and the deep, preserving love he has for us.
PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP
Call to Worship Psalm 51:12-17
Hymn 243 Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Scripture Reading Psalm 139:1-24
Hymn 288 I Hear the Words of Love
Hymn 249 O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus
Message Grace for the Day of Failure
Pastor Steven Thomas
Hymn Insert Perseverance
Prayer Response Eric Hicks
Benediction John Miles