- What was the disciples' response when Jesus called them to be fishers of men?
- Then the church has lost this basic ingredient of the Christian life
I want you to sort of test yourself against another life. ܦܵܟܪܲܚ ܠܚܵܕ݉ ܦܲܪܨܘܿܦܵܐ ܐܚܹܪ݉ܢܵܐ
- The encounter between Jesus and Simon Peter in John 21
1) Failure of Love (when we disobey)ܫܡܲܛܬܵܐ ܕܚܘܼܒܵܐ ܒܠܵܐ ܡܲܨܝܲܬܵܐ
- You love fails when you disobey
2) Restoration of Love through Jesus Christܒܢܲܝܬܵܐ ܕܚܘܼܒܵܐ ܒܡܵܪܲܢ ܝܼܫܘܿܥ ܡܫܝܼܚܵܐ
- No matter how our love has failed, there is restoration.
- The restoration was initiated by the Savior who was offended
- When you look at your life, beloved, it is not that you have never failed that makes you useful to God. It is that when you do fail, you are in a hurry to be restored.
3) The requirement of Love (Obedience)ܒܵܥܘܼܬܵܐ ܕܚܘܼܒܵܐ ܝܼܠܵܐ ܡܲܨܝܲܬܵܐ
- Not only did He prepare the meal, but He served it.
- Jesus uses the word agapa, the highest kind of love
- Simon Peter uses the word phile, which means, I like you
- In verse 17 Jesus uses the word phile similar to Simon Peter
4) Cost of Love (everything)ܛܝܼܡܵܐ ܕܚܘܼܒܵܐ ܝܼܠܹܐ ܟܠ ܡܢܕܝܼ
- It could cost you your life.
- The cost of love is everything.
Conclusion – God who pours out such love to us expects that we should love Him back by obeying Him.ܒܢܘܼܢܝܼ̈: ܠܵܐ ܡܲܚܸܒܵܚ ܒܗܹܡܸܙܡܵܢܹ̈ܐ ܘܒܠܹܫܵܢܵܐ: ܐܸܠܵܐ ܒܦܘܼܠܚܵܢܹ̈ܐ ܘܒܣܲܪܲܣܬܘܼܬܵܐ.