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Summary: JOHN 21 GIVES US A DESCRIPTION OF A MAN BEING RESTORED TO CHRIST.

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GOING FISHING

INTRO: JOHN 21

1: PETER AND SIX OTHER DISICPLES

A) THEY ARE AT THE SEA OF TIBERIAS

B) PROBABLY MIDDLE WEEK

C) INSTEAD OF SITTING AROUND DOING NOTHING THEY GO FISHING

D) THESE MEN MOSTLY WERE FISHERMAN BY TRADE

POINT: THEY KNEW HOW TO FISH THEY KNEW HOW TO MAKE A LIVING DOING IT. THEY GO AND HAVE A ROUGH OUTING.

2: FISHED ALL NIGHT

A) DIDN’T CATCH ANYHTING

B) HUNGRY TIRED AND PROBABLY A LITTLE FRUSTRATED

C) THEY SEE A MAN ON THE SHORE

D) HE CRIES OUT TO THEM

POINT: NONE OF THE MEN KNEW IT WAS JESUS NOR WERE THEY EXPECTING HIM TO BE THERE ON THE SHORE.

BODY: DEALING WITH FRUSTRATION

1: FRUSTRATION- A FEELING OF DISAPPOINTMENT EXASPERATION OR WEARINESS CAUSED BY GOALS BEING THWARTED OR DESIRES UNSATISFIED

A) JESUS MAKES HIMSELF KNOW TO US AT TIMES WHEN WE SEEM AT A LOSS

B) WHEN WE THINK WE HAVE LOST OURSELVES

C) HE SHOWS US WE HAVEN’T LOST HIM

D) THE DISCIPLES WERE AT A LOSS NO FISH AFTER FISHING ALL NIGHT.

E) THERE IS JESUS STANDING ON THE SHORE.

POINT: JESUS ASKS THEM CHILDREN, HAVE YE ANY MEAT? HE KNEW THEY DIDN’T HAVE ANY HE JUST WANTED THEM TO ADMIT OR SPEAK THEIR LOSE THEIR NEED OF MEAT.

2: ON THE SEA SHORE

A) JESUS REVEALED HIMSELF TO THEM GRADUALLY

B) THEY WERE IN THE SEA ON A SHIP

C) JESUS REVEALS HIMSELF TO US LITTLE BY LITTLE

POINT: JESUS IS CLOSER THAN WE THINK HE IS. WHEN WE FEEL ALONE OR ABANDONED HE IS CLOSER THAN WE KNOW. THE DISCIPLES HAD NO IDEA THAT JESUS WAS THAT CLOSE TO THEM JUST OVER ON THE SHORE.

3: HAVE YE ANY MEAT?

A) THE KEY WORD IS CHILDREN

B) NOTE HOW JESUS SPEAKS WITH AFFECTION

C) AS A FATHER WHO IS ADDRESSING HIS SONS

POINT: JESUS CHRIST TAKES CARE OF US AND CARE FOR US.

4: NET ON THE RIGHT SIDE

A) JESUS TELLS THEM TO CAST ON THE OTHER SIDE

B) THEY HEED HIS ADVICE

C) WHAT HAPPENS A GREAT CATCH

D) 153 FISH WERE CAUGHT

POINT: THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE LISTEN TO WHAT JESUS TELLS US AND DO WHAT HE ASKS. THE ORDER OR COMMAND AND THEN THE REWARD.

CLOSING: DO YOU LOVE ME MORE THAN THESE?

1: A QUESTION ASKED BY JESUS

A) PETER DO YOU LOVE ME?

B) MORE THAN YOUR BROTHER’S HERE

C) MORE THAN YOUR BOAT

D) MORE THAN YOUR NETS

E) MORE THAN THE SEA

POINT: JESUS NOT ONLY WANTS TO BE FIRST HE DESERVES AND HAS EARNED THE RIGHT TO BE FIRST IN ALL OF OUR LIVES. DO YOU LOVE HIM MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE IN YOUR LIFE?

2: FEED MY LAMBS

A) JESUS GIVES TO PETER THE CHARGE OF SHEPHERD

B) FEED THE LAMBS

C) TAKE EXTRA CARE FOR THE YOUNG AND TENDER ONES

D) THE SHEPHERD WOULD CARRY THE LAMBS ON HIS BACK WHEN THEY COULD NOT GO ANY FURHTER

POINT: PETER JUST AS THE MINISTERS TODAY HAVE A CHARGE TO SEEK THE EARLY SALVATION OF SOULS TO TAKE EXTRA CARE ANE CONCERN FOR THE YOUTH.

CONCLUSION: PETER JUMPED RIGHT OUT OF THE BOAT. HE SWAM IN AND HAD TO GET TO JESUS ANY WAY HE COULD. JESUS QUESTIONS PETER BUT THEN REASSURES HIM AND GIVES HIM THE CHARGE OF A SHEPHERD.


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