A Campfire Conversation – Brad Lehman

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Sermon Notes

This week, Pastor Brad shares a message titled ‘A Campfire Conversation’ based on John 21:1-13.

1. Fortify your __________ in the Lord [John 21:1-14]
a) Futility: People are __________ [vs. 1-3]
b) Ability: The Lord is __________ [vs. 4-8]
c) Humility: The Lord’s gracious __________ [vs. 9-14]
2. Find__________ in the Lord [John 21:15-23]
a) Love the Lord by __________ Him and __________ others [vs. 15-17]
b) Love the Lord by __________ for Him [vs. 18-19]
c) Love the Lord by__________ on your calling [vs. 20-23]
ICEBREAKER: What is the last goal you achieved?
1. Was Jesus’ self-revelation to His disciples more than just proving He was alive [John 21:1 & 14]? What else do you observe about Him in this chapter [cf. John 14:8-11; Colossians 1:15; and Hebrews 1:1-4]?
2. Do you think Peter and the other six disciples were being disobedient or foolish by going fishing that night [John 21:2-5]? What lesson were they being taught [cf. Matthew 4:19; Matthew 19:27-30; and Luke 5:1-11]?
3. What does the sudden filling of the net indicate about Jesus [John 21:6-7]? What did the disciples learn from this experience [cf. Psalm 95:1-6; Acts 4:24; and Acts 14:15]?
4. During the breakfast on the beach [John 21:9-13], in what capacity was Jesus acting? What does this indicate about His identity and character [cf. Exodus 16:1-36; Deuteronomy 8:1-4; and John 6:1-13]?
5.Why did Jesus repeat His question to Peter three times in John 21:15-19? What two commands did He give Peter to do to reclaim his usefulness for Christ‘s kingdom [cf. Luke 22:31-32; John 14: 15 & 21; and 1 Peter 5:1-4]?
6. Why do you think Peter was interested in John’s future fate in John 21:18-23? What is it about human nature that arouses our curiosity about others to compare with them [cf. Matthew 7:1-5; Luke 6:37-38; and 2 Corinthians 10:12]?
7. What did you find helpful or challenging about this Sunday’s message?
“I know the resurrection is a fact,
and Watergate proved it to me.
How? Because 12 men testified they had
seen Jesus raised from the dead, then they
proclaimed that truth for 40 years,
never once denying it.
Everyone was beaten, tortured, stoned,
and put in prison. They would not
have endured that if it weren’t true.
Watergate embroiled 12 of the most powerful
men in the world – and they couldn’t keep
a lie for three weeks. You’re telling me
12 apostles could keep a lie for 40 years?
Absolutely impossible.”
Chuck Colson