Context: * Jesus is risen, but he is not around * Appeared on Sunday to all of the disciples except Thomas * Appeared the next Sunday to all of them including Thomas * Has also appeared to some other disciples (eg. On the road to Emmaus) but thenâ€¦ * Disciples at a loose endâ€¦ What now? * They go home * They stay together (some of them) * They go fishing
1. Catching the FISH (vv.3-8)
a) The lesson of the FISH b) The lesson of the TWO DISCIPLES
2. Around the FIRE (vv.9-17)
a) The lesson around the FIRE * Jesus restores. * You must face up to the reality of your sin * you can come to Him NO MATTER HOW FAR YOU HAVE FALLEN! * What sin do you need to face up to? b) The lesson of the TWO DISCIPLES * You donâ€™t get to know everyone elseâ€™s story * No two stories will be the same, so: - Donâ€™t envy other peopleâ€™s stories - Donâ€™t despise your own story Remember: GOD CREATES AND USES DIFFERENT TYPES OF PEOPLE * You donâ€™t have to be someone else, you just have to obey and follow Jesus
3. FINALLYâ€¦Itâ€™s not about you! * You are just a witness of JESUSâ€™ greatness.