John Lesson 28 Day 2

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John Lesson 28 Day 2

John 21:1-14

Jesus met the disciples after they fished all night.

3. The resurrected Jesus appears to seven disciples a third time.

Peter, James, and John formed Jesus’ inner circle. Thomas, Nathanael, and two others were together.

Simon Peter announced, “I’m going fishing.” The others said, “We’re going with you.”

  • Simon Peter from Galilee was one of Jesus’ first followers.
  • Peter, a leader by nature, functioned as spokesman for the twelve.
  • Peter, James, and John previously left a profitable fishing business to follow Jesus. (Luke 5:10)
  • He wasn’t lazy and didn’t like to sit still.
  • He was enthusiastic, strong-willed, impulsive, and sometimes brash. (Life of Peter)

Simon Peter said, “I am going fishing.” The others said, “We will go with you.” They all went out and got into the boat. That night, they caught nothing.

Adam Clarke put their fishing enterprise in the best possible light: “Previously to the crucifixion of our Lord, the temporal necessities of himself and his disciples appear to have been supplied by the charity of individuals: Luke 8:3. As it is probable that the scandal of the cross had now shut up this source of support, the disciples, not fully knowing how they were to be employed, purposed to return to their former occupation of fishing, in order to gain a livelihood; and therefore the seven, mentioned John 21:2, embarked on the sea of Tiberias, otherwise called the sea of Galilee.” (Clarke)

At daybreak, Jesus stood on the shore but they did not recognize him.

Jesus called out to them saying, “Children, do you have any fish?” They answered him, “No.”

“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.” (NLT)

4. a. John said to Peter, “It is the Lord!”

See Luke 5;1-11

“When Simon Peter realized that it was the Master, he threw on some clothes, for he was stripped for work, and dove into the sea.” (John 21:7 MSG)

“The others stayed with the boat and pulled the loaded net to the shore, for they were only about a hundred yards from shore.” (NLT) There were 153 fish and miraculously, the net had not torn. Jesus demonstrated again that he has power over nature.

b. Personalities

John, an introvert

  • John was quick to discern. He recognized the stranger on the shore before Peter did. (Guzik
  • A follower
  • Patient
  • John was probably willing to wait but went along with Peter.
  • He was a lover of truth and the one Jesus loved.

Peter, an extrovert

  • Physically strong
  • Strong-willed
  • A leader
  • Impulsive
  • Enthusiastic
  • Brash at times (not considering the consequences)

c. Be obedient

Discern the voice of Jesus. Expect him to show up.

5. a. Jesus’ provision

  • Advice to turn around their unsuccessful, all night fishing attempt.
  • Miraculous catch—Their fishing skills did not produce the huge, instantaneous catch.
  • Miraculous preservation of their nets—they didn’t lose their catch or their tools of the trade.
  • Hot breakfast of fish and bread served by and eaten with Jesus

God is our Provider, our Savior, our Redeemer. He never leaves us or gives up on us.

The Lord will perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy and loving-kindness, O Lord, endure forever—forsake not the works of Your own hands. (Psalm 138:8 AMPC)

I am confident that the Creator, who has begun such a great work among you, will not stop in mid-design but will keep perfecting you until the day Jesus the Anointed, our Liberating King, returns to redeem the world. (Philippians 1:6 Voice)

b. Give him praise because he is worthy.

I have been tempted and at moments given in to feeling sorry for myself. Jesus provided joy at critical moments and otherwise kept me going anyway. This too shall pass.

Jesus appeared to them as a humble servant.

Jesus is my example. He taught the disciples to discern Him not by sight but by the spirit.

“He has impacted their lives in a way that changed them forever. They can’t go back. And He knows they don’t know how to go forward.” (Note in Voice translation)

So Jesus showed up to provide their source of income, encouragement, an example of servant-hood, loving-kindness, comfort, unity and more. He is the same today.


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