Introduction, Rabbis and Disciples, Who? When? . . ?
In the beginning was The Word, The Light, the Creator.
John the Baptist
Disciples and Nathanael
Jesus turns water into wine at the wedding in Cana.
Cleansing the Temple, half-shekel & Oral Torah, whip.
Nicodemus - Born Again - salvation, not condemnation.
John looses disciples, Bride / Bridegroom / Friend.
Baptism: John, Jesus. Into Samaritan territory.
The Woman at the Well.
Sowing and reaping.
Healing official’s son.
CHAPTER 5 - MINI SERIES: Healing on the Sabbath
(1) The Pool of Bethesda
(2) God’s work, Jesus’ work, equality with God.
(3) Jesus gives life by his Spirit
feeding the 5000
I am the Bread of Life.
Feast of Tabernacles, streams of water.
Woman taken in adultery.
I am the light of the world.
Children of Abraham - or the devil? ‘I am’.
I am the Door, the Good Shepherd. Plain talk.
Raising of Lazarus, I am the Resurrection and the Life.
The meal at Simon’s house, Hair, Tears, Perfume.
The Triumphal Entry
The consequences of unbelief
The Last Supper, washing Disciples’ feet.
Teaching in the Upper Room.
CHAPTER 15 - MINI SERIES: I am the vine
In the Vine: Us in Christ, Christ in us
Handout - verses.
Predestination part 1:
Predestination part 2:
Arminius, Time & Eternity
Handout - verses.
Cutting off; Backsliding:
Can we lose our salvation?.
Script for play.
Receiving the sap
-- The Holy Spirit.
-- Unanswered Prayer.
-- Reading the Bible
Verses for meditation.
-- Receiving Christ’s love.
The world will hate you
Consequences for disciples
Jesus is arrested and taken to Annas and Caiaphas.
Jesus before Pilate
Jesus before Pilate.
Miraculous catch of fish.
Feed my Sheep.
Passover to Pentecost passages.
So Simon Peter climbed back into the boat and dragged the net ashore. It was full of large fish, 153, but even with so many the net was not torn.
For those fishermen, 153 fish would have been a reasonable catch. But we are told that they couldn’t haul the net in, it was too heavy (v6). And why count them so specifically? – It doesn’t say: ‘about 150 fish’. The answer lies in our understanding of the word ‘large’. I have always imagined the sort of large fish you might see on the fishmonger’s counter.
My wife and I had a holiday in Israel, and we had a trip across the Sea of Galilee on a big pleasure boat. Half way across, the boat stopped, the captain stripped to his shorts, and dived overboard. He had seen a fish, floating on the surface – not dead, but dying. He grabbed the fish which struggled half-heartedly, and with the help from the rest of some other members of the crew, managed to get it on board. It was quite a fat fish, rather like a carp, but it was about three feet long.
We were amazed to think that anything grew that size – and if I caught a net full of those, I would certainly have counted them!
For the Disciples, and particularly Peter who had not only denied Jesus but had also led the other Disciples in this failed fishing trip, the lesson was that Jesus hadn’t left them; and with his help, even normal day-to-day tasks could be miraculously transformed.