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- Describe one of your biggest failures (that you feel comfortable sharing).
- How do failures cause us to lose our way in life? Have you ever lost your way? What did you learn from that time in your life?
- Read John 18:15-27. What did Peter do that caused him to lose his way? How do you think Peter felt? Have you ever felt as though you have disappointed God?
- Read John 21:1-6. The place where the disciples were fishing was 90 miles from Jerusalem. Do you think they were fishing for fun or had they gone back to their old profession? Why?
- What was Jesus’ purpose in meeting them at the shore? Did you ever return to your old ways in response to a failure? How did you recover?
- Read John 21:7-14. What point was John trying to communicate to us by revealing the number of fish caught before Jesus and after Jesus? Can you recall any parallels in your own life?
- Read John 21:15-19. Why do you think Jesus repeated the same question and charge to Peter 3 times? How does Jesus tie relationship to purpose through these questions? Does your relationship with Christ have a purpose?
- Discuss this statement from Zig Ziglar: “Failure is an event, not a person.”
- If past failure has kept you from God’s purpose for your life, what is your next small step in the right direction toward your better story?
Daily Scripture Readings:
Day1: Matthew 26:31-35; 2 Corinthians 12:9
Day 2: Matthew 26:69-75; John 16:33
Day 3: Mark 14:27-31; 2 Corinthians 4:17-18
Day 4: Mark 14:66-72; Psalm 55:16-17
Day 5: Luke 22:31-34; Romans 8:28
Day 6: Luke 22:54-60; Acts 17:30
Day 7: Psalm 32:3-5; Hebrews 12:1-3