Climbing Past Obstacles
Zac Peak introduces the summit series by looking at obsticles in the life of Simon (Peter).
What are some of our obstacles? Do you trust Jesus in all the ways he is calling you to? Do you live in love in the way that Jesus asks you? Maybe he is asking you to climb obsticles to spread God’s kingdom.
One day as Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret, the people were crowding around him and listening to the word of God. 2 He saw at the water’s edge two boats, left there by the fishermen, who were washing their nets. 3 He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little from shore. Then he sat down and taught the people from the boat.
4 When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.”
5 Simon answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.”
6 When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break. 7 So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them, and they came and filled both boats so full that they began to sink.
8 When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus’ knees and said, “Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!” 9 For he and all his companions were astonished at the catch of fish they had taken, 10 and so were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, Simon’s partners.
Then Jesus said to Simon, “Don’t be afraid; from now on you will fish for people.” 11 So they pulled their boats up on shore, left everything and followed him.
Using Proper Gear
Zac Peak continues the summit series by comparing moutain gear to the gear that Christ gives us in our spirtual climb.
6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
1 John 4:18
There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
Discovering our Mission Summit
Pastor Doug Peak closes out the series by summits in the life of Peter. Through the “finding purpose in life” summit, the “what will God do through me” summit, and the “mission” summit.
We need to pursue our ministry and share it with others to live out mission and summit.
Luke 5:1-11: Peter finds his purpose in life
Matthew 14:22-31: Peter walks on water and discovers what Jesus can do through him.
Acts 2:14-41: Peter preaches the gospel and finds his mission