I am trying to find a consistent way to add created content. Some have asked about sermons I have shared and the regular Wednesday night teaching at FWC. So, here’s a new endeavor. I will TRY to post the video and notes here each week. If I come up with a better plan (or you do🤓) I’ll let you know.
This week the study is on John 21.
This is the 3rd time Jesus appears to the disciples. (vs 14) They are in a familiar setting, doing familiar things, with familiar results. And Jesus shows up on the seashore.
John 20:30-31 sounds like the conclusion. But then, John 21.
vs 1 After these things? The other __APPEARANCES_.
vs 2 There are ____SEVEN___ disciples and the ______ORDER___ is different.
vs 3 Simon goes ______FISHING_____ and the rest go ________WITH_________ him.
How’s that working out for you? They caught ________NOTHING_________.
vs 4-5 _______RECOGNITION__________
vs 6 This is deja vu all over again. Luke 5:1-11
The purpose of having a past is to ______LEARN_________ from it.
vs 7 Some things never _______CHANGE_________.
John is _____ARROGANT__________.
Peter is ________IMPETUOUS________.
vs 8 Dragging the net is still an _____IMPORTANT__________ task.
vs 9 What does this make you think of? 1. ______WALKING ON WATER______________ 2. _______FEEDING 5000_________ 3. ________THE BETRAYAL_______________
I. What To Do While You _____WAIT___________
Just keep _______DOING________ what you know best.
Don’t make _____SUDDEN______ changes.
Keep ______PAYING_______ your bills.
Stay close to people you ____KNOW____ and people that ____KNOW______ you.
Keep your _____SHIRT____________ on.
Be ready to add _________YOUR_____ part to _____HIS_____ part.
Find out what God is _______DOING_____.
“We don’t choose what we will do for God; He invites us to join Him where He wants to involve us.” Henry Blackaby
Look at what He has _______GIVEN_______ you.
Little is _____MUCH_______ when God is in it.
II. The ______RESTORATION______________ of Peter
4 Kinds of Love
1 STORGE FAMILIAL
2. PHILIA. FRIENDSHIP
3 EROS. ROMANTIC
4 AGAPE. TOTAL, COMPLETE, DIVINE
He calls him SIMON. Our FAILURES alter our IDENTITY.
He asks if he LOVES_ him. Our FAILURES_ challenge our INTIMACY.
He says _MORE THAN THESE_. Our _FAILURES_ discredit our _INTENTIONS_.
More than what? 1. _the fish 2. _the fortune 3. _the followers_.
Don’t make the Bible say more than it does, but don’t let it say less than it does.
This is a story about _REstoration_.
Jesus _MEETS_ us where we are.
Jesus _USES_ us whatever we’ve done.
Jesus _CHANGES_ us as we go.
You cannot start restoration without forgiveness, and you cannot complete forgiveness without restoration.
III. The ____COST_______ of Discipleship
vs 18a We surrender our _____CHOICE_________.
vs 18b We surrender our ______WILL________.
vs 19 We surrender our ______FUTURE_______.
Here’s the secret: ____FOLLOW____________ _____ME_______.
“All that you hold dear to yourself—your family, your health, your dreams, your aspirations and goals—must be held with an open hand. If you desire to fulfill God’s will for your life irrespective of the price, the sum total of all that makes up you must belong to Jesus Christ. He must be free to take from you and do with you as He pleases. You need not open your hand to God with a sense of fear, for God loves you with a perfect love and has your best interest at heart. But having said that, the faithful person is the one who is willing to pay any price to have the will of God accomplished in his life.” Disciples Are Made, Not Born Walter Henrichsen