Summary: Part 12 of John- Believe in Jesus and live! "feed my sheep"
John – Believe in Jesus and live!!
“ Feed my Sheep”
Jack and I and several other guys were at the Canton Horse sale a few days ago.
As we were eating lunch
And looking over the horses and tack
Jack and I began talking about places we have been and places we would like to go
As the conversation continued the topic of someone you trust taking care of your animals came up
You see a lot of us like to travel
But ‘If you have animals
You know it is hard to leave for any length of time
Without knowing for sure
I mean for sure!
That whoever you have asked to care for your critters
Is going to care for your critters
As owners and care takers of these animals that God has trusted us with
We can only leave home
Without worry or even a bit of fear
When we know for sure
That we can trust the one who is taking care of the animals
Today we are going to finish our study of John
Next week we will wrap it all up and see where we have been
And where we are headed
And then we are going back to the Old Testament to the book of Exodus
It has been my prayer since the beginning of this study of John’s gospel
To show you
Just as John wrote to show the world
Why we should believe
And also to show what God has for those that do believe
Over the last couple of weeks
We preached on the crucifixion of our Savior Jesus Christ
As we took a graphic
Look at just what level of sacrifice that Jesus was willing to endure for us
Last week we read and preached about the despair
The doubt that had stormed in after Jesus had been killed
We talked about the utter despair that his followers must have felt as they looked into that empty tomb
Had been killed
That was terrible
But looking into that empty hole
Thinking someone had stolen his body
Then all the boys except Thomas
And then all the boys including Thomas
Got a wakeup call
Jesus was alive!
He was alive!
They did not understand how
I’m not sure they really cared how
They just cared that he was!
He was standing with them
Talking to them
Thomas touched him
Jesus looked them in the eyes
He was Alive!
Today we pick back up for the ending of John
Jesus has once again gone off
The boys have not seen him in a while
They believe he is alive
They believe he rose from the dead
They are beginning to get a better understanding of the prophesy that has been fulfilled
I love how Chuck put it last week in our bible study
The fulfilling of the Old Testament Prophesies was like Jesus saying
I told you so
God’s word said it would happen
And it has happened----
Let me read for you from John 21
Then I will continue to the meat of today’s study
Later, Jesus appeared again to the disciples beside the Sea of Galilee.[a] This is how it happened. 2 Several of the disciples were there—Simon Peter, Thomas (nicknamed the Twin),[b] Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two other disciples.
3 Simon Peter said, “I’m going fishing.”
“We’ll come, too,” they all said. So they went out in the boat, but they caught nothing all night.
4 At dawn Jesus was standing on the beach, but the disciples couldn’t see who he was. 5 He called out, “Fellows,[c] have you caught any fish?”
“No,” they replied.
6 Then he said, “Throw out your net on the right-hand side of the boat, and you’ll get some!” So they did, and they couldn’t haul in the net because there were so many fish in it.
7 Then the disciple Jesus loved said to Peter, “It’s the Lord!” When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his tunic (for he had stripped for work), jumped into the water, and headed to shore. 8 The others stayed with the boat and pulled the loaded net to the shore, for they were only about a hundred yards[d] from shore. 9 When they got there, they found breakfast waiting for them—fish cooking over a charcoal fire, and some bread.
10 “Bring some of the fish you’ve just caught,” Jesus said. 11 So Simon Peter went aboard and dragged the net to the shore. There were 153 large fish, and yet the net hadn’t torn.