What God has put in your hands. Go for it!
Proverbs 28-31/John 20-21
28: 5 Evil people don’t understand justice, but those who follow the LORD understand completely.
:7 Young people who obey the law are wise; those who seek out worthless companions bring shame to their parents.
29:1-2 Whoever stubbornly refuses to accept criticism will suddenly be broken beyond repair. When the godly are in authority, the people rejoice. But when the wicked are in power, they groan.
20:20-23 As he spoke, he held out his hands for them to see, and he showed them his side. They were filled with joy when they saw their Lord! He spoke to them again and said, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” Then he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive anyone’s sins, they are forgiven. If you refuse to forgive them, they are unforgiven.”
21:5-17 He called out, “Friends, have you caught any fish?” “No,” they replied. Then he said, “Throw out your net on the right-hand side of the boat, and you’ll get plenty of fish!” So they did, and they couldn’t draw in the net because there were so many fish in it. Then the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his tunic (for he had stripped for work), jumped into the water, and swam ashore. The others stayed with the boat and pulled the loaded net to the shore, for they were only out about three hundred feet. When they got there, they saw that a charcoal fire was burning and fish were frying over it, and there was bread. “Bring some of the fish you’ve just caught,” Jesus said. So Simon Peter went aboard and dragged the net to the shore. There were 153 large fish, and yet the net hadn’t torn. “Now come and have some breakfast!” Jesus said. And no one dared ask him if he really was the Lord because they were sure of it. Then Jesus served them the bread and the fish. This was the third time Jesus had appeared to his disciples since he had been raised from the dead. After breakfast Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” “Yes, Lord,” Peter replied, “you know I love you.” “Then feed my lambs,” Jesus told him. Jesus repeated the question: “Simon son of John, do you love me?” “Yes, Lord,” Peter said, “you know I love you.” “Then take care of my sheep,” Jesus said. Once more he asked him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter was grieved that Jesus asked the question a third time. He said, “Lord, you know everything. You know I love you.” Jesus said, “Then feed my sheep.”
OT Flash Points
Agur – Tell me the Creator’s name and His Son’s name
Lemuel – appropriate living
NT Flash Points
When Jesus comes to you, are you there?
Do you see Him?
Has He fed you?
What has He given you to do in response?
How will the message of God to you effect your life?
Today is a new day and while it is called “to-day,” don’t harden your heart [dismiss His message] His salvation is now, today
That’s not just for you
Salvation is to be given through you
Jesus has fed you
Feed His sheep
The miracle of the untorn net
When fishing under the instructions of the Holy Spirit the nets don’t tear
Power of the believer – One altar of fellowship