Wednesday, March 12, 2008

John 21: 1-15

John 21:1-14

21After these things Jesus showed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias; and he showed himself in this way. 2Gathered there together were Simon Peter, Thomas called the Twin, Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples. 3Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We will go with you.” They went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing. 4Just after daybreak, Jesus stood on the beach; but the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. 5Jesus said to them, “Children, you have no fish, have you?” They answered him, “No.” 6He said to them, “Cast the net to the right side of the boat, and you will find some.” So they cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in because there were so many fish. 7That disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on some clothes, for he was naked, and jumped into the sea. 8But the other disciples came in the boat, dragging the net full of fish, for they were not far from the land, only about a hundred yards off. 9When they had gone ashore, they saw a charcoal fire there, with fish on it, and bread. 10Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish that you have just caught.” 11So Simon Peter went aboard and hauled the net ashore, full of large fish, a hundred fifty-three of them; and though there were so many, the net was not torn. 12Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” Now none of the disciples dared to ask him, “Who are you?” because they knew it was the Lord. 13Jesus came and took the bread and gave it to them, and did the same with the fish. 14This was now the third time that Jesus appeared to the disciples after he was raised from the dead.

As I read this I have a couple of questions arise.

1. Why would a lone man, on the beach, be randomly yelling at people in a boat a 100 yards away? Why would they respond?

2. When they notice that "it is the Lord" is it because he is recognized or because they realized his mighty acts?

3. Could you swim 100 yards wearing your bath robe?

4. Where did Jesus get the fish? He was fully divine--did he fish them out of the water, or did he zap them onto a stick?

5. How do you suppose B-Fast went...was it calm and sullen or where they shocked...?

6. Was this the first meal with disciples after the last meal? Does his choice of fish and bread hold significance?

see yall tonight

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