Getting Past Your Past



Psalm 38:4; Hebrews 8:12; 1 John 1:9; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Romans 8:28

 Reflection Questions

1.    Read Psalm 38:4: In what ways are the personal failures of your past still impacting you today? Are they still impacting you?

2.    Read Hebrews 8:12: Why is it so difficult for us to forgive ourselves even after God has forgiven us of all our sins?

3.    Read Romans 8:28: What are some of the lessons you’ve learned from your past failures? How did God use your mistakes to help you in the future?

4.    Read 2 Corinthians 5:17: What are some of the lies you have believed about yourself because of your past failures? What does it mean to you to be “new” in Christ?

Going Further

Begin reading John’s Gospel starting in the thirteenth chapter. Follow Jesus’ devotion and sacrifice for all of us and counter it to Peter’s denial. Then see how God forgives Peter and offers him to re-dedicate his life to the Kingdom of God. How are you like Peter? How are we all like Peter? How amazing is God’s grace that God wants to use people like Peter and us?