Implosion is a process in which an object is destroyed and collapses while being squeezed in on itself.
The opposite of explosion, implosion involves the concentration of matter and energy, forming a vacuum.
Through one well-designed implosive action, in just seconds, large buildings of various structural types, which have taken years to plan, develop, resource and build can be reduced to an easily removed pile of rubble.
Such has been the case in many men’s lives…
This was the case with one of the great personalities of the Bible… Peter.
Peter’s pride opened the door …and Satan received permission to sift him like wheat. Jesus forewarned Peter. Jesus prayed that his faith would not fail and that when Peter rebounded he would strengthen his brothers.
Peter got hit hard.
He committed a grave sin… apostasy. He operated in a vacuum and denied the faith. After a three-year, close and personal relationship, Peter did something he never dreamed he would do… he denied knowing Jesus.
Peter imploded. He missed the shot. He put up an air ball and walked off the court while Jesus was on trial for His life. Afterwards, Peter went back to fishing. What he desperately needed was a rebound.
Join us Friday as we unpack one of the most perfectly orchestrated IMAX rebound moments in the New Testament.
Know this… Jesus believes in, prays for and helps implement rebounds! Have you experienced this in your life?
Hope to see you early!
This Week’s Key Verses:
When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love (agape) me more than these?” “Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love (phileo) you.” Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.
Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you love (agape) me?” He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love (phileo) you.” Jesus said, “Take care of my sheep.”
The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love (phileo) me?” Peter was grieved because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love (phileo) me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love (phileo) you.” Jesus said, “Feed my sheep.
Hand this man over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so that his spirit may be saved on the day of the Lord. Your boasting is not good. Don’t you know that a little yeast leavens the whole batch of dough? I Corinthians 5:5-6
Before a downfall the heart is haughty, but humility comes before honor. Proverbs 18:12
The temperature outside was cold last Saturday, but there was plenty of warmth on the walking trail and in the pavilion as over 200 bundled supporters showed up at Fowler Park and our goal of raising $100,000+ was exceeded!
Special thanks to all the volunteers who helped with everything from registration, raffle items & set up, to food and cooking. What a great day of fun and fellowship!
Meanwhile the Fire Marshall has approved the new One Thing for Youth site so the build-out will now move forward and the boys will have an indoor facility soon.
Thank you donors!
What a joy serving our great God together!