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2020-02-09

Love and Obey His Voice

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Introduction

- What was the disciples' response when Jesus called them to be fishers of men?

  • Matthew 4:22ܡܬܝ ܕ:22  

- Then the church has lost this basic ingredient of the Christian life

  • Deuteronomy 6:5, 10:12 ܬܢܝܢ ܢܡܘܣܐ ܘ:5، ܝ:12     

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

  • Matthew 28:16ܡܬܝ ܟܚ:16  
  • John 21:2ܝܘܚܢܢ ܟܐ:2  

1)      Failure of Love (when we disobey)ܫܡܲܛܬܵܐ ܕܚܘܼܒܵܐ ܒܠܵܐ ܡܲܨܝܲܬܵܐ   

  • Matthew 26:33, 35ܡܬܝ ܟܘ:33، 35  
  • John 21:3ܝܘܚܢܢ ܟܐ:3  

- You love fails when you disobey

  • John 14:21ܝܘܚܢܢ ܝܕ:21  

2)      Restoration of Love through Jesus Christܒܢܲܝܬܵܐ ܕܚܘܼܒܵܐ ܒܡܵܪܲܢ ܝܼܫܘܿܥ ܡܫܝܼܚܵܐ 

  • John 21:4-12ܝܘܚܢܢ ܟܐ:4 – 12  

- No matter how our love has failed, there is restoration.

- The restoration was initiated by the Savior who was offended

  • Jeremiah 31:3ܐܪܡܝܐ ܠܐ:3  

- 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 

  • John 21:13ܝܘܚܢܢ ܟܐ:13  

-            Not only did He prepare the meal, but He served it. 

  • John 21:15-17ܝܘܚܢܢ ܟܐ:15 – 17  

- 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   

  • John 21:18-19ܝܘܚܢܢ ܟܐ:18 – 19  

- 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.