Have you ever had “One Chance” and blew it?
…the Lord commanded the fish, and it vomited Jonah onto dry ground.
Do not be conformed any longer to the patterns of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—His good, pleasing and perfect will.
1. Our Failures (sins) do not change God’s plan.
Then the word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time: 2 “Go to the great city of Nineveh and proclaim to it the message I give you.”
You may try to run away from God at some point in your life, but once
you stop running, God's plan for your life goes back into effect.
2. Our Failures (sins) don’t change God’s power
The Ninevites believed God. A fast was proclaimed, and all of them, from the greatest to the least, put on sackcloth.
Once you get back into the place God wants you to be, once you begin pursuing God's plan for your life, you will experience God's power.
61 The Lord turned and looked straight at Peter.
Peter experienced the Power of God
1. First, he saw forgiveness
34 Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” Luke 23:34
2. Second, He saw restoration
5 When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” John 21:15
3. Third, He saw fulfillment
In Acts 2 it was Peter that God choose to present the sermon on Pentecost!
3. Our Failures (sins) don’t change God’s promises
10 When God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, he relented and did not bring on them the destruction he had threatened.
God’s Promise is:
If you repent, you will be saved. Nothing can change that!
When you repent, your failure (sin) is forgiven, and those sins become part of the past.
1. Past failures (sins) cannot prevent you from pursuing God's plan for your life;
2. Past failures (sins) cannot prevent you from experiencing God's power in your life;
3. Past failures (sins) cannot prevent you from receiving the benefits of God's promises in your life.