Fish anyone?

Hello Everyone,
For this week’s 2nd Look I want to show you an excerpt from a film that has literally been used by God to lead thousands to Christ. This week we look at the scene where Peter is led by Jesus to go fishing.
Whenever I read this scene in the Bible – I am so struck by the emotion of Peter. He encounters the miraculous – he comes face to face with God and he realized he is not worthy to be near this man, Jesus. So he tells Jesus to leave him. But God’s grace is so powerful. Do you notice – Jesus doesn’t say” “You’re right – you are a dirt bag.” He doesn’t deny that Peter has sinned either. So in Jesus’ silence there is admission that Peter is accurate He has sinned – but at the same time – there isn’t condemnation. He doesn’t say anything about Peter’s past. Rather He redefines Peter completely: “come with Me and I will make you a fisher of men…”
When we encounter the grace of God; it’s not just a moment that says: “You’re ok – it’s going to be alright” … a grace encounter does more than this – it REDEFINES us!!! Peter’s life would never be the same after that. His destiny would be forever altered. His character would be slowly transformed. That is what God wants to do with each one of us. He is not just saying: “It’s ok – don’t be afraid – You’s you’ve sinned but I love you …” He is also saying: “I’m redefining who you are … you look at yourself as a nobody but I say you are my beloved; my co-heir; a warrior for my kingdom… You say you are a sinner – and I say you are clean; spotless; holy and set apart for a purpose…” Everyday – we wake up to God’s grace that defines us. In many ways – we are all like Peter – kneeling before Him asking Him to leave – and Jesus looks at us and says: “Follow me – and I’ll make you fishers of men!” Amen, hallelujah. Thank you Jesus!!!

Pastor Ryan