December 24, 2018: SOAP #3308:   John 19-21 Scripture:  John (NIV) 21:3 So, they went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing. 4 Early in the morning, Jesus stood on the shore, but the disciples did not realize that it was Jesus. 5 He called out to them, “Friends, haven't […]

December 24, 2018: SOAP #3308:   John 19-21

Scripture:  John (NIV) 21:3 So, they went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing. 4 Early in the morning, Jesus stood on the shore, but the disciples did not realize that it was Jesus. 5 He called out to them, “Friends, haven't you any fish?” “No,” they answered. 6 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.
9 When they landed, they saw a fire of burning coals there with fish on it, and some bread.

Observation:   Jesus already had on the fire what they were looking for!   He had fish AND bread!   If they had caught nothingif their nets had not been full, He would have still fed them breakfast!

The Jehovah Jireh who provided the lamb for Abraham's sacrifice, who had just provided the sinless sacrifice for sin, now provided a net full of fish to prove that his provision is for all our needs.

Application:  Jesus can bring a miraculous supply.   He may use my talent with boats and nets, but that does not mean that He is depending on my abilities or possessions.

Prayer:     Jesus, you are my provider!   I look to you and trust you.    Amen

Pastor Leon
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