Scripture: John Denomination: Salvation Army. From time to time, Glenys says something to me that is sweet to hear and extremely powerful. These words arrest me and make me sit and up and listen. Ladies, if you have a man that does not pay attention, you need this sentence because you will get the undivided attention you so desperately desire. We do not need a reason — we simply do it! It is wonderful to slip away somewhere and have a quiet breakfast together. We try not to talk ministry and work. We talk family, us. Sometimes we do not say much of anything but sit quietly and BE.
Sermon from June 28: Come and Have Breakfast
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Listen, download, or share this sermon. Listen to the podcast. Does it mean something historical? Does it mean coming back to life? Does it mean breathing life back into dead bones and flesh? It might very well mean all those things. Sometimes, however, the more we try to define it, the more our answers get us tangled up in a jumble of definitions, and etymologies, and word meanings. Today, I want to give it a try.
Whenever we visited, my grandmother would give me the cue, and I would run over and ring it for all that it was worth. Within a few minutes, our family had gathered around, talking and laughing as we shared a meal. He is on the beach by the Sea of Tiberias, catching up with his disciples. Jesus appears at daybreak and calls out to them to fish on the other side of the boat. They do, of course, and their nets are full, beyond full, of fish, and they know that it is the Lord. Naturally, they rush to shore, with Peter taking the lead as he jumps in and goes swimming. When they arrive, Jesus already has some fish cooking, and asks for some of their catch, too. On the whole, this interaction is really normal. Oddly so. Here we find a beautiful understanding of God on this first Sunday after Easter.
Next weekend, many of you will enjoy grilling out in celebration of Independence Day. The Lord Jesus, recently returned from death, grills fish and bread by the lakeside, and invites his friends to join him. After breakfast, Jesus and Peter walk off alone, just the two of them, and talk. And each time Peter assures Jesus of his love, Jesus gives him a command: Feed my lambs. Tend my sheep. Feed my sheep.