PRAYER OF THE WEEK:
Risen Christ, we thank you for appearing to the disciples after Easter. Help us to know that you are with us, and that you care for us. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.
BIBLE STORY: John 21:3-14 NRSV
3Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.”
They said to him, “We will go with you.” They went out and got into the boat,
but that night they caught nothing.
4Just after daybreak, Jesus stood on the beach; but the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. 5Jesus said to them, “Children, you have no fish, have you?” They answered him, “No.” 6He said to them, “Cast the net to the right side of the boat, and you will find some.” So they cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in because there were so many fish. 7That disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on some clothes, for he was naked, and jumped into the sea. 8But the other disciples came in the boat, dragging the net full of fish, for they were not far from the land, only about a hundred yards off.
9When they had gone ashore, they saw a charcoal fire there, with fish on it, and bread. 10Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish that you have just caught.” 11So Simon Peter went aboard and hauled the net ashore, full of large fish, a hundred fifty-three of them; and though there were so many, the net was not torn. 12Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” Now none of the disciples dared to ask him, “Who are you?” because they knew it was the Lord. 13Jesus came and took the bread and gave it to them, and did the same with the fish. 14This was now the third time that Jesus appeared to the disciples after he was raised from the dead.
QUESTIONS OF THE WEEK:
Why do you think that Peter decides to go fishing? Why do you think that Jesus provided so many fish? Tell about a time when you had an amazing breakfast. What made it memorable?