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Summary: We must all choose if we will live for ourselves or live for Christ.

"WHO ARE YOU LIVING FOR"

JOHN 21:1-12 (quickview) 

I. THE SORROW OF THE SELF-INDULGENT LIFE (JOHN 21:1-5 (quickview) )

A. The Self-Indulgent Life Examined (21:1-4)

1. It begins by an act of the will (v. 3)

2. It will lead others astray (v. 3; see 1 Cor 15:33)

3. It results in futility (v. 3)

4. It culminates in spiritual blindness (v. 4)

B. The Self-Indulgent Life Exposed (12:5)

1. A penetrating question

2. A revealing answer

II. THE SUCCESS OF THE CHRIST-DIRECTED LIFE (JOHN 21:6-12 (quickview) )

A. The Distance of Success (12:6a): The width of a fishing boat

B. The Directive of Success (12:6a): The word of the Lord

C. The Distinctive of Success (12: 7): The presence of the Lord

D. The Discipline of Success (12:8)

1. The temperament needed

a. Fishermen are courageous, not cautious

b. Fishermen are dedicated, not distracted

2. The training needed

a. Fishermen know how to take orders

b. Fishermen know how to work together

E. The Delight of Success (12:9-12)

1. A prepared meeting (v. 9)

2. A personal meeting (vv. 10-11)

a. Jesus directed them to count the fish

b. Jesus secured the net from breaking

3. A precious meeting (v. 12)

a. Come and dine, the work is over

b. Come and dine, your reward is ready


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