Community on the Beach - John 21:1 - 14
Community Building on the Beach
John 21:1- 14
The Rendezvous with Jesus – John 21:1 – 3
- The desired place
- The default position
Application: May we enjoy immensely renewing past relationships
The Recognition of Jesus – John 21:4-8
- The familiar challenge
- The full commitment
Application: In the church family we are developing forever friends
The Relationship Renewed – John 21:9-14
- The food
- The fellowship
Application: Are you enjoying the community and fellowship in our Connect Groups and Sunday School?
Key Thought: Let’s celebrate the incredible value of relationships in the church family!!
Questions to Ponder This Week
- How important is this church family to you?
- Think of a time that someone in the church family has blessed you and take time to thank God for the people involved and for the blessing you have received.
- How can you come alongside someone in your Connect Group or the church family to help encourage them?
““Fellowship is a place of grace, where mistakes aren't rubbed in but rubbed out. Fellowship happens when mercy wins over justice.” ― Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here for?
“The next best thing to being wise oneself is to live in a circle of those who are.” ― C.S. Lewis
“Has it ever occurred to you that one hundred pianos all tuned to the same fork are automatically tuned to each other? They are of one accord by being tuned, not to each other, but to another standard to which each one must individually bow. So, one hundred worshipers met together, each one looking away to Christ, are in heart nearer to each other than they could possibly be, were they to become 'unity' conscious and turn their eyes away from God to strive for closer fellowship.” ― A.W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God: The Human Thirst for the Divine