Summary: Peter is restored to fellowship at the invitatation of Jesus to "Come and Dine".
Come and Dine
This event happened many days after the resurrection.
We find here 7 of the disciples as John opens the narrative.
I. Peter’s regression. Vs. 3
A. Peter is not following the Lord
-It would appear that Peter had given up on the Lord.
-He did not know what was next.
-He did not know the plan that God had for him.
-Peter went back to what he knew…fishing.
-It has been his livelihood.
-He was going back…not forward.
-Did he think there was nothing left?
B. Peter took his friends with him
--We always want to take others with us.
--That way we can say “Well, I wasn’t the only one”.
C. Peters was unproductive and unfruitful.
II. Peter’s recognition. Vs 4-7
A. Jesus was there, but they did not recognize Him.
-He asked them the common question “Have you caught anything”?
-They did not recognize his voice.
B. They recognized Him by His works. Vs 7
-John first “it is the Lord”
-Peter first covered himself.
-He jumped into the water.
-Was he swimming to shore
-Was he trying to get away?
-He swam to shore.
III. Peter’s restoration.
A. Jesus supplies (already there was a fire and food)
B. The invitation “Come and dine”.
-He invites us to fellowship
Revelation 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock:if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
-Jesus gives them bread and fish.
-nourishment…just what they needed.
-They knew it was the Lord.
-Have you gone back to the old life?
-There is no blessing or purpose in your life without the Lord.
-He invites you to “come and dine”
-He is calling you today.