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Morning has broken

Re: Verse reading–John 21:1-25  (day seven) “When the day was now breaking, Jesus stood on the beach; yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus.”–v 4. (NASV) Today will be our last day in the book of John.  At least … Continue reading

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The Fish We Catch

Re: Verse reading–John 21:1-25  (day six) “Jesus said to them, ‘Bring some of the fish you have just caught.’ “–v 10. It is a small detail.  Easy to miss in the larger story.  Jesus used the fish his disciples caught … Continue reading

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Important Word

Re: Verse reading–John 21:1-25  (day five) “Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these?”  There is uncertainty among scholars about the word “these”.  Did “these” refer to the other disciples?  Did “these” refer to the fish, boats, … Continue reading

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Obey God

Re: Verse reading–John 21:1-25  (day four)  “Do you love me?”  Jesus asked Peter three times and each time He asked, He gave Peter a command.  These were a test of his love.  Look back to John 14:15, “If you love … Continue reading

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You

Re: Verse reading–John 21:1-25 (day three) “Lord, what about him?” We’ll often pursue anything except the hard work of self-leadership.  Self-leadership understood in light of our apprenticeship to Jesus is the act of ruthless moral inventory, confession of sin, and … Continue reading

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Try the Other Side

Re: Verse reading–John 21:1-25 (day two) “Throw you net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.” vs. 6a Sure, because these men, many of whom had been career fishermen didn’t think to check where the … Continue reading

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Not prisoners

Re: Verse reading–John 21:1-25 (day one)  “We are all products of our past, but we don’t have to be prisoners of it.”–Rick Warren. “A sunrise is God’s way of saying, ‘Let’s start again.’ “–Todd Stocker. The Bible is a book about … Continue reading

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The gospel according to “Sesame Street”

Re: Verse reading–John 20:10-31  (day seven) “Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: ‘I have seen the Lord!”–v 18.  Years ago, there was a character on Sesame Street named Mr. Hooper.  Remember?  He was on the show for … Continue reading

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Holding on

Re: Verse reading–John 20:10-31  (day six) Jesus said, “Do not hold on to me, for I have not returned to the Father.  Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am returning to my Father and your Father ‘ … Continue reading

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Whatever & Wherever

Re: Verse reading–John 20:10-31  (day five) John 20:28    Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!”   Profound statement.  Revolutionary words.  Do they sound familiar?  John 1:1 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with … Continue reading

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