Dear Grace Members and Friends,
Before Jesus ascended into heaven He met with His disciples on several occasions for two important reasons. He needed to prove to them that He was alive. And He needed to give them instruction regarding their mission. This is how Luke describes it in his introduction to the Book of Acts.
The first account I composed, Theophilus, about all that Jesus began to do and teach, until the day when He was taken up to heaven, after He had by the Holy Spirit given orders to the apostles whom He had chosen. To these He also presented Himself alive after His suffering, by many convincing proofs, appearing to them over a period of forty days and speaking of the things concerning the kingdom of God. (Acts 1:1-3)
One of those times that Jesus appeared to His disciples is found in John 21. After seven of the disciples went out fishing on the Sea of Galilee Jesus “manifested Himself again to the disciples” (John 21:1) and He gave them three very important priorities for their mission. This is what we learn about this coming Sunday as we look at The Priorities of a Disciple.
We are also looking at the life of Joseph in our Wednesday evening Bible Study. You will find the second lesson online for you to view. I think you will find the story of Joseph to be pertinent to what we are facing today. Things happen in our lives that are beyond our control, but through it all God has a plan to accomplish something good in our lives and the lives of others.
In His Grace,
Pastor Peter Franz
Sunday Worship, April 26, 2020
Sermon Title: The Priorities of a Disciple
Sermon Text: John 21
- The priority of FISHING FOR MEN.
- The priority of FEEDING THE SHEEP.
- The priority of FOLLOWING JESUS.
Call to Worship: Hebrews 12:1-2
Scripture reading: Exodus 34:11-16
Check out the online Bible Study for children and adults Online Bible Education.
God Bless you and Your family during this time. We look forward to when we can gather again!