The Comfort of Having an Actual Savior, not an Example — Luke 22:31-28

Pastor Justin Westmoreland

Jesus Foretells Peter’s Denial
31 “Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you, that he might sift you like wheat, 32 but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.” 33 Peter said to him, “Lord, I am ready to go with you both to prison and to death.” 34 Jesus said, “I tell you, Peter, the rooster will not crow this day, until you deny three times that you know me.” Scripture Must Be Fulfilled in Jesus 35 And he said to them, “When I sent you out with no moneybag or knapsack or sandals, did you lack anything?” They said, “Nothing.” 36 He said to them, “But now let the one who has a moneybag take it, and likewise a knapsack. And let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one. 37 For I tell you that this Scripture must be fulfilled in me: ‘And he was numbered with the transgressors.’ For what is written about me has its fulfillment.” 38 And they said, “Look, Lord, here are two swords.” And he said to them, “It is enough.”

Luke 22:31-28

Main Point: Do You Know Jesus as Savior? If so, you feel your need, seek his salvation, and stand against Satan to strengthen others with the Word of God about Christ. Outline:
I. Our Conflict We Are Saved from, Know the truth about Satan.
a. Satanic Shaking
b. Self-ignorance, Jeremiah 17:9
II. Our Comfort When We Trust the Savior.
a. Intercession/Prayer
b. Atonement
III. Our Calling- We Share in the Life of the Savior- Taking up the “sword.”
a. Fall forward
b. Strengthen others with Word you hear about Christ

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