John's stated objective in writing his gospel was to show people that faith in Jesus, the Son of God, is both reasonable and practical. It leads to "life in His name." (20:31) However, he added an epilogue-chapter 21-perhaps to present fascinating glimpses of this life.
I. The Life of Faith Includes Fresh Invitations. vv. 1-14
A. A fishing expedition.
1. A decision to do what comes naturally: "I'm going out to fish."
2. A wholehearted effort to do what seems to be the right thing.
3. A frustrating time of unrewarded effort: "They caught nothing."
B. A dramatic demonstration.
1. Unappreciated resources.
2. Unsolicited advice.
3. Unquestioning response.
4. Unprecedented success.
5. Unforgettable lesson: "It is the Lord."
C. A wonderful invitation: "Come and have breakfast."
1. A level of intimacy: "They knew it was the Lor ...
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