Friday, April 20, 2018

A Resurrection Repentance Revolution

The life of the apostle Peter can be divided into two parts: BDJ and ADJ. BDJ stands for “Before Denying Jesus” and ADJ obviously refers to “After Denying Jesus”. The horrific nature and context of Peter’s denial could have ruined the rest of his life. Instead, Jesus used this betrayal to literally revolutionize Peter’s life. BDJ, Peter was a self-centered man who believed in his own integrity and personal character. ADJ, this same man realized the truth about himself and let Jesus remake him into the man he was meant to be.

This weekend we’ll be studying a seaside conversation Jesus had with Peter after his resurrection. To say the least, it wasn’t a pleasant one for Peter. He was reminded by Christ of that fateful night when he had screamed, “I swear to God I don’t know the man!” Jesus led him to a hard but healthy repentance which opened the way for full and liberating forgiveness. That is what revolutionized the life of Peter. And it can do the same for us 2000 years later. The resurrection does change everything, both in eternity and right now!

Saturday evening worship: 6:00 pm
Sunday morning worship: 10:00 am

Hawaii Lutheran Church (WELS)

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Honolulu, HI
Community Lutheran Church holds protestant chapel services in Honolulu, Hawaii near Pearl Harbor, HI. We are next to the USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor Naval Base, Hickam Air Force Base, and Fort Shafter Hawaii. Look for us directly behind the Salt Lake, Hawaii, Target.