An instant response to this morning’s sermon from Ken Walker


Duncan had asked Ken Walker to give an instant response to this morning’s sermon about the frailty of Peter and the grace of Jesus.

Ken told us he could identify with Peter, who was so eager to do good, but in this unscripted, rough-and-tumble episode, got it wrong.

He could empathise with what Peter would be feeling after the cock crowed – the remorse, and shame. He admitted how easy it is at times to become fixated on the negative, on the stuff which hasn’t been perfect, and to define ourselves by our failures.  ‘I suspect these feelings are common in our middle years,’ he said, and in response there was a stirring among his listeners – a wry smile of recognition.

But as Duncan had emphasised, Jesus was in control during the whole episode, and kept confidence in his disciples. Even this situation was redeemed, and Peter discovered through his own weakness, God’s perfect strength.

Ken shared his experience of finding that upholding strength in a time of burn-out.

He prayed that day by day,  each of us may know ourselves redeemed, set free to enjoy life in all its fulness.

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