God’s Grace is Greater Than Your Disgrace

May 21, 2023    Jason Hohnberger

Simon Peter, one of Jesus' disciples, had a habit of acting impulsively and speaking without thinking, which often led him into trouble. He mistakenly believed the Messiah would be a political leader. Peter's misunderstandings caused him to misinterpret the true nature of Jesus' mission, leading to embarrassing actions such as rebuking Jesus for predicting his suffering and drawing his sword during Jesus' arrest in the Garden of Gethsemane. However, Peter's life took a transformative turn after he denied Jesus during his trial and crucifixion. 


Following the resurrection, Jesus found Peter fishing…had gone back to fishing! Jesus confronted Peter’s sin and shame with love. Commissioning him to feed His sheep, Jesus publicly restored Peter to his leadership position. Transitioning from Guilt to Glory, Peter became a steadfast leader in the church, fearlessly preaching the message of redemption through faith in Jesus the Messiah. Peter's journey shows that when God called you, He already factored in your stupidity. God’s Grace is Bigger than your Disgrace.