JESUS THE MASTER,
5 ThenJesus said to
them, “Children, have you any
food?” They answered
“Children” literally means little
children, or beloved children.
What is our relationship to
There is hope for you in
Oh to hear the Lord say to us
The Lord seems to have appeared at
first in the character of a person who
wished to purchase a part of what
they had caught.
Jesus once told them to “feed the
multitude,” soon Jesus was to tell
Peter to “feed His sheep.”
But now they have nothing to feed
to anyone, not even food for
So how can they feed others?
“Have you any food?”
Jesus said to them “have you anything
to set before me?”
They answered “no.” We have nothing
to show from our labour all night. One
day when we stand before Christ in
heavenly places, and see the nail prints
in His hands, we will ask ourselves “I
wish I could have given Him more.”
BUT to stand before the Lord with
nothing, oh the pain on that day!
Let us not stand before the Lord
with nothing in our hands. Let us
now labour for the Lord so that we
can give the Lord our all.
Are you in relationship with Jesus?
Have you left your all on the altar?
Are you laying up treasure in
Are you seeking the lost? No!
6 And He said to
them, “Cast the net on the
right side of the boat, and
you will find some.” So
they cast, and now they
were not able to draw it in
because of the multitude
They had used all of their
skills, but caught nothing!
They had laboured all the
night, but caught nothing!
But when the Lord was in
their lives again, they
caught a great catch.
“Cast the net on the right side of
I like it when the Lord gives us
the RIGHT way to do things. See
the disciples fished all night the
wrong way, but when Jesus
comes back on the scene they
fish the RIGHT way, the right
side, and their nets are full.
When you put the Lord in
charge, your nets will be
full, when you labour in your
own strength, you will catch
There is always a RIGHT way
with Jesus, so if the is a right
side with Jesus there must be a
WRONG side with man.
“You will find.”
The Lord knows where to find the
fish, now they are back obeying the
Lord again, note straight away they are
successful. Now their nets are full and
They are in the light again and working
under the authority and leadership of
They are using the same skills, the same
boat, and the same nets, BUT now they
are catching fish.
“They were not able to draw
it in because of the multitude
The multitude and the size of
the fishes they caught
foreshadowed the vast
success of their now fast
7 Therefore that disciple
whom Jesus loved said to
Peter, “It is the Lord!” Now
when Simon Peter heard that
it was the Lord, he put on his
outer garment (for he had
removed it), and plunged into
“It is the Lord!”
See John was the disciple of love;
John said “It was the Lord.”
Why did not Peter know that it was
the Lord? Peter was the disciple of
Five times in the gospel of
John, John called himself “the
disciple that Jesus loved.”
Christian today Jesus still loves you!
Some here say that Peter was “naked,” naked is
often used to signify the absence of this upper
garment only, so Peter dressed to restore modesty.
But if he was naked, it truly cry’s out something
more than bare flesh.
After Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of
Eden, they found themselves naked before each
other, and naked before God, remember they hid
themselves from God.
Peter was now naked because he was doing things
his own way again. He was fishing for fish and not
“fishing for men.”
It was Peter that first said “I am going fishing” BUT
it was Peter who came first to Jesus again.
8 Butthe other disciples
came in the little boat (for
they were not far from
land, but about two
hundred cubits), dragging
the net with fish.
JESUS THE HOST,
9 Then, as soon as they had
come to land, they saw a
fire of coals there, and fish
laid on it, and bread.
Where did Jesus get the fish and
bread? Remember 1 Kings 19:6 when
Elijah was feed by the Lord God “Then
he looked, and there by his head was a
cake baked on coals, and a jar of water.
So he ate and drank, and lay down
That meal kept Elijah for 40 days, 1
Kings 19:8 “So he arose, and ate and
drank; and he went in the strength of
that food forty days and forty nights as
far as Horeb, the mountain of God.”
So why cannot God create fish and
10 Jesus said to them “Bring some of the
fish which you have just caught.”
11 Simon Peter went up and dragged the
net to land, full of large fish, and one
hundred and fifty-three; and although
there were so many, the net was not
Many interesting explanations have been
offered as to the meaning of this number:
The number of languages in the world at
The number of races or tribes in the
world, toward which the gospel net would
be spread out.
The number of different kinds of fish in the
Sea of Galilee, or in the world.
There is no doubt that it speaks of the
variety of those who would be saved
through the preaching of the gospel—some
from every tribe and nation.
The fishermen knew that it
was remarkable that “the net
had not broken.”
This is further evidence that
“God’s work carried on in
God’s way will never lack
He will see that the net do
12 Jesussaid to
them, “Come and eat
breakfast.” Yet none of the
disciples dared ask
Him, “Who are You?”--
knowing that it was the
Jesus said to the SEVEN “Come
The meaning is “Come and break
you fast,” see the disciples had
laboured all night without
food, “COME AND BREAK YOUR
FAST.” Are you hungering for the
Lord again? “Come and dine,”
come eat with the Lord again.
And bring some of your fish with you.
See if they are to be “fishers of men”
they would be bring others with them.
then came and took the bread
and gave it to them, and likewise the
is now the third time Jesus
showed Himself to His disciples after He
was raised from the dead.
This can be the dawn of
a new day for you, for
Jesus said “come and
“Come and Dine.”