Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Morning



John 21:

Afterward Jesus appeared again to his disciples, by the Sea of Tiberias. It happened this way: 2Simon Peter, Thomas (called Didymus), Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two other disciples were together. "I'm going out to fish," Simon Peter told them, and they said, "We'll go with you." So they went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing.


Early in the morning, Jesus stood on the shore, but the disciples did not realize that it was Jesus.

He called out to them, "Friends, haven't you any fish?"

"No," they answered.

He said, "Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some." When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish.

Then the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, "It is the Lord!" As soon as Simon Peter heard him say, "It is the Lord," he wrapped his outer garment around him (for he had taken it off) and jumped into the water. The other disciples followed in the boat, towing the net full of fish, for they were not far from shore, about a hundred yards. When they landed, they saw a fire of burning coals there with fish on it, and some bread.

Jesus said to them, "Bring some of the fish you have just caught."

Simon Peter climbed aboard and dragged the net ashore. It was full of large fish, 153, but even with so many the net was not torn. Jesus said to them, "Come and have breakfast." None of the disciples dared ask him, "Who are you?" They knew it was the Lord. Jesus came, took the bread and gave it to them, and did the same with the fish. This was now the third time Jesus appeared to his disciples after he was raised from the dead.

10 comments:

  1. That is one of my favorite post resurrection chapters...Happy Easter!

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  2. Thank you for a wonderful Easter message!

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  3. Happy Resurrection day!

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  4. Perfect remembrance of the resurrected Lord.

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  5. What's interesting is that Jesus had fish and bread all ready for His disciples, and yet He calls upon them to bring some of the fish they had just caught. I think the meaning of this is that while we contribute nothing to our salvation -- it's already accomplished and provided fully by Christ -- yet once He gives us new birth, we are called upon to contribute what we have. Of course, even what we have to contribute is only that which Christ has given us, like the fish miraculously caught. It's all by grace. Thanks for your testimony to Christ.

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  6. Wonderful message on this wonderful day and well put Steve

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  7. Enjoy celebrating the resurrection.

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  8. Why do we still call this Easter. Haven't we learned that Easter is not related to the new or old testament?

    As others do here, I think it should be called Resurrection day for Christians and Easter for nonbelievers. That way, history can have its word back.

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  9. Love this message and this website!
    - Newcomer

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  10. It was very nice with this picture... thank you!:)

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