Jesus' Playfulness

Kevin Martin - 2/24/2019

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The Real Jesus: Jesus’ Playfulness
February 24, 2019
John 21:1-13

1After this, Jesus revealedHimself again to His disciples by the Sea of Tiberias.He revealed Himself in this way:
2Simon Peter,Thomas(called “Twin”), Nathanaelfrom Cana of Galilee, Zebedee’ssons, and two others of His disciples were together.
3“I’m going fishing,” Simon Peter said to them.
“We’re coming with you,” they told him. They went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing.
4When daybreak came, Jesus stood on the shore. However, the disciples did not know it was Jesus.
5“Men,”Jesus called to them,“you don’t have any fish, do you?”
“No,” they answered.
6“Cast the net on the right side of the boat,”He told them,“and you’ll find some.”So they did,and they were unable to haul it in because of the large number of fish.7Therefore the disciple, the one Jesus loved, said to Peter, “It is the Lord!”
When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he tied his outer garment around him(for he was stripped) and plunged into the sea.8But since they were not far from land (about 100 yardsaway), the other disciples came in the boat,dragging the net full of fish.9When they got out on land, they saw a charcoal fire there, with fish lying on it, and bread.
10“Bring some of the fish you’ve just caught,”Jesus told them.11So Simon Peter got up and hauled the net ashore, full of large fish—153 of them. Even though there were so many, the net was not torn.
12“Come and have breakfast,”Jesus told them. None of the disciples dared ask Him, “Who are You?” because they knew it was the Lord.13Jesus came, took the bread, and gave it to them. He did the same with the fish.

Jesus’ Playfulness (John 21, Luke 5, Luke 24)

How do we know, really, that Jesus is playful?

1) Creation – life

2) The incarnation of Jesus

(Bruce Marchiano portrayal of Jesus in The Visual Bible video series – Matthew)

What does the playfulness of Jesus mean for us?

1) If Jesus is playful, we will be able to enjoy our relationship with Jesus – know Him and understand Him in the fullness of His character.

2) If Jesus is playful, we can know that He loves to see you enjoy life and enjoy Him in a light-hearted way!

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