Fixing a Net Problem
Vs 1 Jesus is not performing miracles at this moment.
HE IS TEACHING THE WORD.
There is a deep hunger for the Word.
Peter and Andrew, are washing last nights failure off of the nets.
Matt; tells us James and John are mending their net.
When he stopped.
(It’s time to act on the Word that was taught) The Lord leads.
Launch out (Return) to the deep.
Go back to where the failure just occured.
But take the Word and leading this time.
Let down your nets for a catch.
The Quickened (Made Alive )Word Being Released.
The Voice of the Lord Directing.
The Needed Nets.
The Promised Outcome.
A Tired, Somewhat Reluctant, but Willing Expert on Fishing.
An Empty Boat.
We have probably every fish in the lake, trying to get to one place in obedience to Jesus!
This looks like the miracle Peter’s fishing business needs after last nights shut out.
And when they had done this, they caught a great number of fish......dance dance dance, shout shout shout, run, run run........except......fade in and their net was breaking.
Wuest says their net was torn apart.
They are in danger of losing their promised harvest....
*Last night, they could not catch anything.
Now their boats are coming in so full, they have to try not to sink.
JESUS!, We have a net problem.
Don’t you worry, I’ll take the nets back to the second hand store and I’ll get my money back.
Yes, but Jesus would look at Peter and say.. Peter, you don’t have a net problem
Look at how the scripture really reads.
Notice Peter’s reaction: This should be a dance around the table moment, but instead........Get away from me.
Highlighted verses 4 and 5 slide
They didn’t have a net problem.
They had an all in problem.
Jesus called for enough fish to fill the nets.
The fisherman fine tuned the command to better fit his desires.
What a beautiful release from Heaven.
It’s not a promise.
It is an already released Truth.
*Hide and Seek
But before you can dance around the table over Jer 2911-14, you have to be willing to commit to verse 10
That’s a whole generation.
We Must Be Willing to Let Our Plans Die, So His Can Be Raised Up.
Let go back to talking about that net again.
We Are Loaded!
Grace and Peace Slide
These things have already been given to us as Grace and Peace, yet,
Grace and Peace Slide -2
Two Greek Words Translated Knowledge
gnosis: science, doctrine, learning (Book Knowledge)
epignosis: Full Knowledge, Definite knowledge, (Intimate Knowledge).
Berkeley Translation........through the intimate acquaintance,
Wuest Translation.......in the sphere of and by the experiential knowledge,
Explain: Taking book knowledge into the presence of the Holy Spirit.
He makes it come alive, so the Grace and Peace barrow I am working out of, is enlarged.
39 Times: Book Knowledge, (Doctrine) (Extremely Valuable) I take it into the presence of Jesus, and then........
The Missing Component to Great Faith
Background and vs 15
Sarai: Princess : Dominative - An Official Title
Sarah: Princess : One who Prevails, One who has power.
Fade in: Man gives a title; God prevails in power.
Continue VS 16
Who is speaking?
The Lord: (I Will) bless her (empower her to do what he says she will do.)
And Then, I will bless her again.... AND.....SHE SHALL BE…Up until this moment, she has been operating as a bumper sticker or inspiration poster you hang on the wall.
When God breathed life into the bumper sticker, it was now alive.
What happens when the Word of God comes alive inside of you?
Do you get excited?
Look at the Father of our Faith.
Said in his .......heart.
He’s not even saying this out loud.
Lord…do you remember who you are talking too? (Columbus, Lord do you know how old I am?)
God, here is my idea.
How about if we skip over the supernatural and do it my way.
From here on out, neither God nor Abraham ever refers to her as Sarai again.
She is Sarah.
Continue: Chapter 18
“A Morsel of Bread” a Piece: a bit.
Vs 8: Where are the cakes?
Where is the bread?
(McD) Sarah didn’t make the cakes.
Vs 9 Not only are the cakes missing.......So is Sarah.
Here, in the tent.
Before we look at the word Here.
Jump to verse 11
Sarah had entered menopause.