Date: April 16, 2017 (Easter)
Message: Beyond Appearances
Text: John 21:1-14
Jesus Christ isn’t about appearances. In his resurrection he brings real life to us.
I. Your life may seem unchanged (1-3)
But despite appearances, life has changed forever
II. Your failure may seem too great (vv. 4-8)
But despite appearances, sin has been paid for forever
III. Your ministry may seem unnecessary (vv.9-14)
But despite appearances, Jesus loves to use you
“Here there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free; but Christ is all, and in all.” (Colossians 3:11)
• How does Jesus change your life… when you have the same job, family, and circumstances that you’ve always had?
• How is faith linked to a life that doesn’t seem different?
• Is God really at work when you don’t see change in others or yourself?
• Why does God use you at all, when he can make anything happen anytime?