Introduction: Bible scholars and pastors have long debated why this twenty-first chapter was added to the Gospel of John. The book does seem to end at the completion of Chapter 20, then begins again in the twenty-first chapter. It has been called the epilogue or P. S. Chapter. I want to share three insights that I believe emerge from this extra-ordinary breakfast.
I. CHRIST RESURRECTS US FROM FAILURE
a. All the events that took place during Holy Week had left the disciples disappointed, disillusioned, and defeated.
b. To the disciples, all seemed lost and gone.
c. Jesus wasn’t finished with Peter and the disciples because of their failure.
II. THE RESURRECTION BRINGS GOD’S MEANING, PURPOSE, POWER AND PRESENCE TO EVERYDAY LIFE.
a. Jesus Christ comes not only to places we worship but to the places we work and play.
b. Not only were the disciples' nets empty – so were their lives.
III. WE MUST BECOME GOD-DIRECTED RATHER THAN SELF-DIRECTED.
a. The disciples became great leaders in the church after dying to themselves.
b. We are not alone – we are not defeated.
Luke 5:1-11 Luke 22:31-34 Philippians 3:10